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Toxic Chemicals Prevalent in Household Dust

Posted on April 19, 2017, 6 a.m. in Environment | Cancer | Respiratory |
Study discloses top 10 consumer product chemicals in dust, with known or suspected health implications. ...Flame retardants Synthetic fragrances Perfluoroalkyl (acid based substances) Environmental phenols (carbolic acid) PFOAs and PFOSs (found in consumer goods) Many of these chemicals found in hou...    more »

How to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Xenoestrogens

Posted on Jan. 24, 2017, 6 a.m. in Women's Health | Estrogen |
Lower your estrogen levels by learning the causes of xenoestrogen exposure and what healthier options are available. ...flame-retardants -Conventional personal care products -Conventional household cleaners (antibacterial sprays, chlorine bleach, whitening agents etc.) -Conventional laundry detergent, dryer sheets a...    more »

Flame Retardant Chemicals May Prompt Metabolic Dysfunction

Posted on April 6, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Metabolic Dysfunction | Weight and Obesity |
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) may cause metabolic obesity and enlarged liver, in a lab animal model. ...flame retardant-induced insulin resistance.   PEPCK, which is responsible for sugar and fat metabolism, dropped by nearly 50% in livers of rats exposed to flame retardants for just one month...    more »

Swimming in Toxins?

Posted on March 4, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Exercise |
Pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products can end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health effects... ...flame retardant.  The team submits that the remaining 29 chemicals could have been present at concentrations below the detection level.     more »

Endocrine Disruptor Chemical Prevalent in Office Buildings

Posted on April 5, 2013, 6 a.m. in Environment |
Office workers carry biomarker of TDCPP -- chlorinated tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, or 'chlorinated tris' – a known cancer causing endocrine disruptor. ...flame retardant removed from children's pajamas 30 years ago but now used in polyurethane foam is prevalent in office environments, especially in older buildings, where urine testing of workers turned...    more »

Unsafe Levels of Flame Retardant Chemicals Common in US Homes

Posted on Dec. 28, 2012, 6 a.m. in Environment | Brain and Mental Performance | Cancer |
...flame retardant that exceed a federal health guideline. ...flame retardants ever tested in homes found that most houses had levels of at least one flame retardant that exceeded a federal health guideline. The team tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in ho...    more »

Scientists Measure Pollution in Humans

Posted on Jan. 8, 2004, 4:18 a.m. in Environment |
Two environmental groups have joined forces to carry out biomonitoring tests on nine people. The process costs $5,000 per person and involves the testing of blood, urine, and breast milk for environme... ...flame-retardants, and other man-made chemicals had accumulated in his body despite his best efforts. Baltz said of the findings: "What that told me is that no matter what I tried to do, the plumes of ...    more »