Chemicals in Paint Fumes Linked with Autism: New Study

New study reports women exposed to common paint chemicals at work are more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder.

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Pesticide Chlorpyrifos, a Neurotoxin, to be Banned in CA

In a bold decision the state of California has moved to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos because of scientific research linking it to harm to babies’ brains. Scientific studies have shown that the pesticide is a neurotoxin that harmed brain development in fetuses and affected reading ability, IQ and led to hyperactivity in children.

Maine becomes first US state to ban Styrofoam

Styrofoam containers are harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Scientific research has demonstrated that the toxic chemicals (Benzene and Styrene) in Styrofoam (polystyrene) leach into our food (this is especially true with hot drinks and foods and red wine) where they act as neurotoxins adversely affecting the brain and nervous system. Additionally, Styrofoam cannot be recycled and is accumulating in landfills where it breaks down leaving its toxic chemicals to harm wildlife, marine life and the environment.

Now one state has decided to take action to reduce the amount of Styrofoam on the planet. Maine has just become the first U.S. state to officially ban Styrofoam containers outright.