The FDA now has a “Closer to Zero ” initiative for reducing childhood exposure to harmful contaminants in food.
Category: Neurodevelopment Problems
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.
Toxic PFAS Chemicals Discovered in Kid’s Clothes and School Uniforms
The results of a new scientific study have revealed that the majority of school uniforms and children’s clothes tested contain high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals.
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.
Arsenic, Other Toxic Heavy Metals Discovered in US Food: FDA
A new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the agency found significant levels of toxic heavy metals in the U.S. food supply.
Harmful Chemical Toxins Found in Breast Milk: Study
A new scientific study has revealed that breast milk is often contaminated by environmental pollutants. Some of the toxins uncovered in breast milk can disrupt the hormonal balance, brain development, and establishment of the gut microbiome in the infant.
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.
Mixture of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Linked with Autism, Language Problems
Researchers have provided evidence that complex mixtures of endocrine disrupting chemicals impact children’s brain development and language acquisition and disrupt the regulation of genes linked to autism.
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.
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.