The FDA now has a “Closer to Zero ” initiative for reducing childhood exposure to harmful contaminants in food.
Category: Anxiety Related Behaviors
PBDE Exposure in utero Linked with Anxiety in Teens
A recent research study has advanced understanding of the link between exposure to environmental toxins (like the toxic flame retardant chemical PBDE) in utero and subsequent development of anxiety during adolescence.
Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Linked to Anxiety: Study
Scientific researchers have now linked the synthetic sweetener Aspartame to anxiety.
Food Dyes Linked to ADD, Behavioral Problems in Kids: Report
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has completed a comprehensive investigative report and concluded that synthetic dyes used in numerous processed foods and drinks can negatively affect attention and activity in children.
Group calls for Ban on Phthalates
A paper published by Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks), a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants, calls for a ban on phthalate chemicals commonly found in personal care and home care products.
Soybean Oil Linked to Obesity and Neurological Problems
New research findings have revealed a dirty secret in this widely used industrialized food additive: Soybean oil can not only lead to obesity and diabetes in some people (something that has been suspected for some time), but it also appears to have the potential to trigger neurological problems–which could potentially lead to conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression.
Low Levels of BPA Adversely Affects the Prenatal Brain: Study
Disturbing results from a new study reveal that even low, so-called ‘safe’ levels of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical BPA … More
Preservative Calcium Disodium EDTA Linked with Health Concerns
The preservative ‘Calcium disodium EDTA’ is a commonly used one in processed foods appearing on U.S. grocery shelves. But just … More
Chemical Intolerance/Sensitivity and Illness
The chemical-illness link has been at the forefront of our founder’s work at Chemical-Free-Life.org for the past three decades and … More