A recent research study has advanced understanding of the link between exposure to environmental toxins (like the toxic flame retardant chemical PBDE) in utero and subsequent development of anxiety during adolescence.
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.
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.
NY Bill would Ban Toxic PBDE Fire Retardant Chemicals in Home Products
New York firefighters and environmental advocates joined New York Senator Todd Kaminsky to push for the passage of a bill that would ban carcinogenic PBDE flame retardant chemicals in household items.
PBDE Fire Retardant Chemicals Linked with Premature Births
The latest published scientific study has again found that expectant women are more likely to give birth early if they have high blood levels of a chemical used in flame retardants compared with those who have limited exposure.
Toxic Fire Retardant Chemicals in Products have Another Three Months to Enter the U.S. Market: Thanks EPA
Despite the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own rules to restrict known toxic chemicals, on March 8, 2021 the EPA eased its chemical ban on known toxic fire retardant chemicals (PBTs/PBDEs), causing a win for corporations that use them in their products, including the electronics industry and companies producing home appliances, school laptops, and many other products for the home.
Breast Cancer Linked to Fire Retardant PBDE Chemicals
Scientists report that brominated fire retardant (BFR) chemicals in household furniture, products (including cookware) and electronics like laptop computers appear to increase the risk of breast cancer.
Scientists Find Loads of Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Health Risks for Kids
A group of scientists have now analyzed data on chemical functions and amounts found in plastic toys, and quantified related children exposure and potential health risks.
Common Fire Retardant Chemical in Moms can Lead to Diabetes in Offspring
Pregnant females exposed to PBDE chemicals can pass the chemical to babies in the womb and during breastfeeding. Then, when those babies grow up, they may develop diabetes–long after the time they were initially exposed.
Toxic Furniture and Industry Lies: Doc Recommendation
Fire retardant chemicals (also known as PBDEs) are released when humans and pets sit on furniture that contains them; they are toxic, volatile and travel widely into the air. These toxic chemicals have been linked to numerous serious health problems, including cancer. There is no scientific evidence in peer-reviewed journals that confirm these fire retardants in our sofas, beds and chairs really slow fires down enough to save lives. These chemicals present significant risks to human health and well-being so if they do not definitively slow or retard fires, then why are they in our furniture? The HBO documentary ‘Toxic Hot Seat’ exposes the nexus of money, politics and power behind the answer.