Harmful plasticizer chemicals in some food service gloves leach into food upon contact. Children and pregnant women are most vulnerable to harmful health effects.
Dr. Leo Trasande is a leading voice in public health policy and a top environmental medicine scientist. In a newly published book, he reveals the alarming truth about how hormone-disrupting chemicals like phthalates and flame retardants are affecting our daily lives—and what we can do to protect ourselves and fight back.
Three leading physicians today said the scientific evidence that unregulated chemicals contribute to chronic diseases in America has grown substantially in recent years. The evidence is summarized in a new report called Chemicals and Our Health, which was released by Safer Chemicals, Health Families, as the Senate Environment Committee gears up for an historic vote on chemical reform on Wednesday.