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Chemical intolerance contributes to the illnesses of 1 in 5 patients but the condition seldom figures in their diagnosis. July 2012
Why do smells make some people sick?
BPA exposure in the womb linked to behavioural problems in young girls
Multiple fragrance ingredients may cause greater allergic sensitisation than a single fragrance. July 2011
Environmental chemicals found in pregnant US women
Chemical regulations and the modern mattress: the stuff of nightmares
PBDE flame retardants affecting women's ability to reproduce.
Scientists discover way to prevent phthalates leaching out of PVC
Toxic turf – lead and other toxic materials in artificial turf
07/08 and an update – 11/09
Chemical cocktail 'risk to boys' future fertility' September 2009
Baby bottle makers ditch BPA...
but toxins still common in baby products
Dangerous printer particles identified
European food safety authority issues statement on 4-methylbenzophenone in some breakfast cereals
The US Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses has finally concluded that Gulf War illness exists.
Artifical turf on sports fields could harbour dangerous chemical residues
Nonstick chemicals damaging to immune systems
Non stick packaging – future implications
Air travellers at risk of toxic fumes
Are Teflon residues implicated in allergy?
Over-the-counter medicated creams may be lethal if incorrectly used
Chlorella may help to reduce dioxin residues in breast milk
Musk residues found in breastmilk
Toxic metals in artifical colourings
Pet cat thyroid disease epidemic linked to flame retardants
REACH - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Baby bottles release toxic chemical
Adrenal burnout – a possible cause of MCS?
Multiple chemical sensitivity – historical hysteria?
The toxins inside us
New cars give off dangerous levels of chemicals
Insect sleuths could track down chemicals
Click here for articles on chemical sensitivity
First Published in April 2006
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