FDA Plans to Reduce Levels of Lead in Baby Food

The FDA now has a “Closer to Zero ” initiative for reducing childhood exposure to harmful contaminants in food.

Pregnant women are exposed to highly toxic chemicals in personal care and home care products: study

A new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has demonstrated that pregnant women in the U.S. are being exposed to highly toxic chemicals in their personal-care/cosmetics and home-care products that can increase the risk of cancer and developmental toxicity to their offspring.

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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.