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Pregnant women who are highly exposed to the common environmental chemicals, polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs), have babies that are smaller at birth and larger at 20 months of age. August 2012
Phthalates in personal care products may increase risk of diabetes in women July 2012
Early-life exposure to PCE, a chemical in drinking water, may affect vision July 2012
Pollution levels in some kitchens are higher than city-center hotspots – June 2012
Endocrine disrupting compounds, triclosan and parabens, both commonly used in Western Scoiety, significantly associated with allergic sensitisation.June 2012 – and -
Antibacterial chemicals and preservativesfound in soap, toothpaste, mouthwash etc may make children more prone to a wide range of food and environmental allergies. June 2012
'Safe' levels of arsenic in drinking water compromise the health of pregnant and lactating mice and their offspring.May 2012
Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals through dryer vents - July 2012
Lead dust from vehicles using leaded gasoline has been linked to instances of aggravated assault two decades after exposure. April 2012
Research has linked environmental chemicals (such as pesticides, solvents, and air pollutants) to increasing rates of asthma and allergies but evidence suggests that oral supplementation of N-acetylcysteine and the use of sulforaphanes might be helpful. March 2012
Exposure to environmental toxins can reach through three generations. Full research here, comment here. January 2012
Concerns over health implications of high levels of engineered nanoparticles in food and vitamins -Febuary 2012
High levels of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in candies and sweets may pose health risk to children– Febuary 2012
Is cadmium as dangerous for children as lead? – from the Scientific American
Air pollution linked to cognitive decline in older women
Impact of air pollution on allergic diseases - the Korean Jurnal of Internal Medicine
Detergent enzymes in healthcare workspaces cause asthma and rhinitis
Classroom allergy due to electric air fresheners
Exposure to chlorine may affect boys’ fertility later in life
Greenpeace research reveals toxic chemicals in biggest clothing brands
Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals through dryer vents
Dogs and flame retardant chemicals
Gender and hygiene: could cleanliness be hurting girls
Packaging seriously contaminated by PBDE flame retardant
"Toxic toy crisis" requires fresh solutions
Largest-ever study of chemicals in home improvement products finds lead, phthalates, cadmium, organotins and other harmful ingredients
Dangerous chemical in food wrappers can migrate to humans
Scented washing products, personal care products, air fresheners etc emit hazarous chemicals which are not listed on the label – November 2011
PGE chemicals in bedroom air significantly increases risk of asthma, hay fever and eczema November 2010
Human exposure to BPA 'grossly underestimated'
Phenols, phthalates, and phytoestrogens may affect pubertal development in teenage girls.
Earliest Exposures. A research project by the Washington Toxics Coalition tested nine apparently healthy, 'clean-living' pregnant women during their second trimester for chemicals including bisphenol A, phthalates, mercury, and “Teflon chemicals.” They found that the womens' bodies were contaminated with chemicals found in a wide variety of consumer products. 2010
Flame retardants show up in our foodNovember 2009 while new research suggests that they can affect the neurodevelopment of young children January 2010
The problem – Toxic cabin air found in new plane study March 2009 ) the answer? Boeing Dreamliner could the answer to toxic air in airplaine cabins January 2010
Ultrafine particles in indoor air of a school: possible role of secondary organic aerosols
GM crops in trouble – contamination and toxicity both appear clear
Undesirable chemicals/heavy metals found everywhere – in our bodies, on the top of mountains – yet the information is kept secret – three reports - December 2009
Tests find more than 200 chemicals in newborn umbilical cord blood
Pavement sealcoat a source of toxins in stormwater runoff and contaminated house dust
Mothers' exposure to phthalates linked to un-masculine play in young boys
Particles from car brakes harm lung cells
Men exposed to high levels of the chemical bisphenol-A report erection problems and lower sex drive
New report reveals significant levels of phthalates and VOCs in PVC and vinyl shower curtains
Potted plants can give off VOCs
Flame retardants show up in our food
The Food Standards Agency (UK) and organic food – again...
Mercury contamination found in a quarter of US fresh water fish exceeds safe levels
How mercury becomes toxic in the environment
First plastic went after babies – now it's causing problems in the lab
Pesticides and Parkinson's disease
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Lower doses of Bisphenol-A than were thought dangerous have significant effect on rats.
Artifical sweeteners which evade sewage treatment may contaminate drinking water
Nitrates may be an environmental trigger for Alzheimer’s, diabetes and Parkinson's Disease
Massive Indian study seeks cause for allergy in modern life
The waterways of North America, Europe and East Asia are polluted with antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals according to a new article in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Air and water pollution may be more harmful than was realised
Mould toxins more dangerous than was thought
Concern over the widespread and unsupervised use of nanoparticles
New rules on pesticide residues bring Europe into line
Plastic used in food and medicine containers could affect mood and memory
Exposure to low doses of mercury changes the way arteries work
Even foetuses are harmed by air pollution
Evidence that perchlorate may reduce iodine levels in breast milk
Read even more about perchlorate and breast milk
colony collapse disorder
Chronic stress alters our genetic immune response
The Rhythm of Life
New research shows that even a short exposure to diesel fumes can affect your brain
Disinfectant pollution of water
Perchlorate pollution of water
Pollution warning from the placenta
Prenatal toxicity linked to immune dysfunctions in later life
Mercury contaminates food chain in areas once considered to have a pristine environment
Could the effe(cts of chemical toxins be transgenerational?
The toxins inside us
Rivers: a cocktail of second hand drugs
Polar bears are under threat from polybrominated diphenyls
Prenatal Exposure to toxic chemicals
Articles on environmental conditions
First Published in September 2006
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