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SCIENCE: Phthalates and reproductive hormone levels in fetal blood

A new Japanese study examined the association between the exposure in utero to phthalates and reproductive hormone levels in cord blood. 514 pregnant females were enrolled in this study and their blood samples analysed for Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a major phthalate compounds used in production in Japan. The study found that maternal DEHP exposure could [...]

http://chej.org/2014/11/science-phthalates-and-reproductive-hormone-levels-in-fetal-blood/

How phthalate exposure impacts pregnancy

In recent years, scientists have linked chemicals known as phthalates with complications of pregnancy and fetal development. Phthalates are chemicals used to make plastic materials more flexible and can also be found in personal care products such as perfumes, deodorants and lotions. They can enter the human body by being ingested, inhaled or through the [...]

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EPA Adds 23 Chemicals, Including BPA, to Key List for Scrutiny, Possible Action

On October 23rd, the EPA added 23 chemicals, including BPA, seven phthalates and two flame retardants to a key list of chemicals that may be subject to stricter regulation. The chemicals on this list all have properties that make them particularly hazardous, whether they are used in children’s products, have been linked to cancer, or [...]

http://chej.org/2014/11/epa-adds-23-chemicals-including-bpa-to-key-list-for-scrutiny-possible-action/

Air pollution linked to children’s attention problems

Nov. 5, 2014 New York City children exposed in the womb to high levels of pollutants in vehicle exhaust had a five times higher risk of attention problems at age 9, according to research by Columbia University scientists published Wednesday. The study adds to earlier evidence that mothers’ exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are [...]

http://chej.org/2014/11/air-pollution-linked-to-childrens-attention-problems/

Plastics chemical linked to changes in baby boys’ genitals

By Lindsey Konkel Environmental Health News Oct. 29, 2014 Boys exposed in the womb to high levels of a chemical found in vinyl products are born with slightly altered genital development, according to research published today. The study of nearly 200 Swedish babies is the first to link the chemical di-isononyl phthalate (DiNP) to changes in the [...]

http://chej.org/2014/11/plastics-chemical-linked-to-changes-in-baby-boys-genitals/

Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals Fall on Deaf Ears Around the World

When Denis Bibeyran was diagnosed at the age of 47 with bile tract cancer – a rare form of the disease usually found in men at least 20 years older than him – his sister Marie put it down to bad luck. Around the vineyards of Bordeaux, where they lived and worked, cancer among men [...]

http://chej.org/2014/10/calls-to-ban-toxic-chemicals-fall-on-deaf-ears-around-the-world/

This isn’t a trick: Toxic chemicals in Halloween costumes

Parents across the country are stocking up on this year’s hottest costumes for their little ghouls, goblins, and princesses, but some costumes may contain hidden toxic chemicals harmful to our children’s health. I wish I were tricking you. A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and [...]

http://chej.org/2014/10/this-isnt-a-trick-toxic-chemicals-in-halloween-costumes/

Tips for a Toxic-Free Halloween

Wanna hear something spooky? With one of CHEJ’s favorite holidays, Halloween, right around the corner, we wanted to let you in on the chemical industry’s dirty little tricks. PVC, one of the most toxic plastic for children’s health and the environment, has scared its way into some of our beloved children’s costumes.  Even scarier is [...]

http://chej.org/2014/10/tips-for-a-toxic-free-halloween/

Solutions to Hazardous Plasticizers

From Mark Rossi at BizNGO The dominant movement in the marketplace is to alternative plasticizers to DEHP and other phthalates. Yet this is the less preferred solution to avoiding PVC and plasticizers altogether. Some recent assessments on alternative materials and plasticizers include: • Clean Production Action’s Plastics Scorecard demonstrated the benefits of substituting medical IV bags made [...]

http://chej.org/2014/10/chemical-manufacturers-increase-production-of-non-phthalate-plasticizers/

Great Year for Movement

This has been a very busy year for CHEJ and local communities. There have been a number of major victories around hydro fracking related issues; most recently the PA Supreme Court has ruled Act 13 is unconstitutional on the grounds that it violates the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution. While this is a [...]

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