FDA to Lower Lead Levels in Fruit Juice

Based on a report that has found “concerning levels of lead” in U.S. fruit juice* the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now plans to lower the acceptable levels of lead permitted in fruit juice.

Autism Linked to PBDE Fire Retardant Chemical on Furniture, Carpets

Scientists have uncovered another link between autism/autistic behaviors and toxic chemicals common in household environments.  More specifically, a recent animal study demonstrated that adult subjects exposed to PBDEs pass on these neuroendocrine-disrupting chemicals to their developing offspring. Further, the female offspring show traits relevant to autism spectrum disorders.