Democrats Fight to KEEP Using Toxic Chemicals, Pressure EPA to Ease Off Regulations

Prominent Democrats are urging the White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ease off on regulating some toxic chemicals known to harm both public health and the environment.

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.