Infant Brain Harm from Prenatal Exposure to Phthalate Chemicals

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.

Autism Linked to Toxic Chemicals in Household Products, Personal Care Products and Food: Study

New scientific research has linked autism to chemicals commonly found in U.S. household products, personal care products and food: PCBs, Phthalates, Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Pesticides.  More specifically, the study found that women who are exposed to these toxic chemicals while pregnant are more likely to have autistic children.

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. 

Eight Ways Chemical Toxins Harm Your Body

We hear a lot about toxic chemicals being linked to myriad of serious health conditions. But just how does that happen?  We are now much closer to understanding the mechanisms involved that trigger health problems after exposure to toxic chemicals in our food, products and general environment.  Researchers have reviewed the existing scientific evidence and propose eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that chart the biological pathways through which pollutants contribute to disease.