Lower IQ Linked with Consumer Product Chemical Exposure during Pregnancy

A new study found that exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to mixtures of suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7.

Elevated Levels of Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Nail Salons: Study

A new study has replicated previous findings demonstrating there are toxic levels of carcinogenic chemicals in nail salons and in some cases the toxic levels can be higher than those found in auto garages and oil refineries. The study examined levels of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside the air of nail salons. More specifically, the chemicals that are commonly found in nail products (benzene, formaldehyde, ethylbenzene, xylene and toulene) were measured inside of several nail salons. The study then went a step further and linked the presence of toxic chemicals in salons with self-reported adverse health symptoms of salon workers.

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Phthalates, Flame Retardants Detected in Wristband Study

Scientists in charge of a novel wristband study that spanned three continents detected chemical exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), flame retardants and phthalates in adults and children. Previous studies have indicated the potential for adverse health-related outcomes linked with these chemicals.