More than 30 years of health studies have led to a growing consensus that chemicals are playing a role in the incidence and prevalence of many diseases and disorders in the United States.
Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime February 16, 2015/ensia.com — The numbers are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the U.S. were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism […]
A new study finds expecting mothers who were exposed to a flame retardant chemical may have been more likely to have a premature birth.
You may have a seen a number of headlines earlier this month with variations on this theme: “New Study: Most Cancers Due to Bad Luck.”
HealthyStuff.org report offers consumer tips for a safer Halloween Washington, DC – Heavy metals and other additives are commonly found in Halloween costumes and accessories, according to a new report released today and available at HealthyStuff.org. The non-profit group tested 44 costumes, 40 accessories and 21 decorations and party favors. Their testing found toxic chemicals […]
An alarming statistic was released this month by the Center for Effective Government about the vulnerability schoolchildren face from a major chemical release or explosion. One in three children in the United States are at risk of being exposed to a catastrophic release based on the location of their school.
Meet Azodicarbonamide (E927.), the famous rubber/bead chemical that made headlines. Popular blogger Food Babe, created a petition that not only changed how Subway made its bread; it got the attention of New York Senator, Chuck Schumer. But, do we really know E927?
Crisply folded stacks of linens, spotless baby layettes and dry-cleaned suits hanging in the closet are traditional hallmarks of a well-kept home. Generations of homemakers have prided themselves on laundry that looks and smells perfectly clean, often with a distinctive scent from detergent or dryer sheets. Could our quest for the perfect stack of clean […]
These results are particularly troubling since children, ages one to five, are in important stages of development and likely more sensitive to environmental chemicals, particularly those that affect their metabolism and hormones.
A panel of scientists assembled as members of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) and charged with assessing the safety of using phthalates or six alternative chemicals in children’s toys and child care articles has completed their review and released a report.
Despite industry’s relentless campaign to overturn the ban on these extremely toxic chemicals, we are heartened that the science and concern for the protection of children’s health won out, at least at this step of the process.