The effects of the common flame retardant PBDE (present in everything from baby pajamas to plastics and furniture) may be both serious and potentially lifelong for unborn children. A new scientific study has revealed that when mothers-to-be are exposed to the chemical during pregnancy their unborn children are also exposed (via the umbilical cord and later, breast milk) and that this perinatal exposure to PBDE is linked with a lifelong metabolic disorder affecting the liver of the unborn child throughout life making them vulnerable to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Chemicals in air pollution linked with serious eye disease: Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness.
Public officials in Colorado acknowledge that fracking can harm public health based on new scientific study results.
New research has confirmed that eating out and eating processed foods are linked with higher levels of toxic chemical PFAS in your blood.
If you clean with bleach you might want to rethink that practice. Researchers have now discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.
New scientific research has demonstrated that exposure to dioxin, a common toxic chemical in industrial pollution, during pregnancy can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent generations, weakening the body’s defenses against infections such as the influenza virus. Exposure to dioxin in pregnancy occurs primarily in the food humans eat.
New study reveals that popular spice turmeric is being adulterated with lead, a potent neurotoxin.
Disinfectant and other chemicals in public tap water is linked with increased risk for cancer.
There is evidence suggesting that the compost-based, eco-friendly food packaging used by some carryout restaurants and delis contain toxic PFAS chemicals which have been demonstrated to leach into the food–and therefore into the consumer’s body.
Flawed governmental policies and oversight are to blame for failures to protect human and environmental health from toxic chemicals, argue scientists.