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.
A new report released September 29, 2021 finds more cases of major manufacturers selling baby food with high levels of toxic heavy metals.
New study reveals that the majority (two-thirds) of young peoples’ calories come from chemical-laden ultra-processed food.
Researchers have discovered toxic industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances.
The state of New Mexico is filing a lawsuit against the makers of popular baby food brands claiming their products contain toxic ingredients.
Thanks to the efforts of child advocates, lawmakers voted unanimously to make New York the nation’s largest city to ban toxic pesticides from routine use by city agencies, and to push its parks to control weeds, insects and vermin with nature-based techniques of organic gardening.
Early exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals, including PFOA found in nonstick cookware and thousands of other consumer products, can lead to cardiometabolic defects later in life.
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.
Scientists have detected 109 industrial chemicals in pregnant women and newborn babies, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown.
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.