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.
Results of a new study reveal that women with higher levels of phthalates in their system during pregnancy were most likely to suffer from postpartum depression.
Bill S.20 would restrict PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl — in consumer products sold in Vermont. It also includes restrictions on phthalates and bisphenols.
A scientific study has demonstrated that men who have been exposed in utero to products known to contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (Phthalates and pesticides in particular) are twice more likely to have semen volume and total sperm count per ejaculation below the reference values set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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.
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.
According to the 2021 rating report card of retailers, a dozen major companies earned an “F” for failing to publicly address the growing problem of toxic chemicals that may be in the products they sell to consumers.
Scientists have detected 109 industrial chemicals in pregnant women and newborn babies, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown.
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.
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.