Cancer-causing Chemicals Leaching into Food from Packaging: Scientists

Scientists have now identified over three thousand chemicals leaching into food from the food packaging. Experts warn that some of the chemicals found were extremely dangerous and could cause cancer.

Dangerous Chemicals Found in Reusable Plastic Drinking Bottles: Study

Scientists detected more than 400 different chemicals from plastic reusable drinking bottles and over 3,500 substances derived from dishwasher soap after putting these bottles through the dishwasher. Several of these substances are potentially quite harmful to human health, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals and insecticides like DEET.

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.