The FDA now has a “Closer to Zero ” initiative for reducing childhood exposure to harmful contaminants in food.
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Toxic Chemicals in Halloween Face Paints, Powders
Halloween activities are just around the corner and parents need to beware of toxic chemicals present in face paint and powders for kids.
Homemade Baby Food Contains as Many Heavy Metals as Commercial Brands
A new investigation has found that the majority (94%) of both commercially-prepared and homemade baby foods tested contained high levels of toxic heavy metals including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury–all of which can harm the developing brain.
Fracking Chemicals in Public Drinking Water Harming Babies: Study
New research has documented pollution of public water supplies caused by fracking–and its negative impact on infant health.
BPA can Harm Brain Development of Unborn Babies: Study
Scientists have recently demonstrated that the direct transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) from a mother to her developing child via the placenta could negatively impact fetal brain development.
Toxic Pesticide (Finally) Banned from U.S. Food Supply
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally banned the use of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops. The new rule will take effect in six months.
NY Bill would Ban Toxic PBDE Fire Retardant Chemicals in Home Products
New York firefighters and environmental advocates joined New York Senator Todd Kaminsky to push for the passage of a bill that would ban carcinogenic PBDE flame retardant chemicals in household items.
Infant Brain Harm from Prenatal Exposure to Phthalate Chemicals
Researchers examining the effects of pregnant women exposed to toxic chemicals in their homes have substantiated evidence linking exposure to phthalates to altered cognitive outcomes in their infants.
BPA-Free? More Scientists find that BPA Substitutes are Worse
Researchers again report that BPA substitutes (BPS and BPF) are as bad or worse than BPA. In the latest study, prenatal exposure for the BPA-substitute chemical BPF was associated with impaired cognitive development 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.