Chemical in Infant Formula Cans
It's a chemical that has never been proven to cause health
problems in humans in low doses. And it's one that the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration has said is safe. But a recent announcement by a
research and advocacy group that the chemical Bisphenol-A was found
in the inner lining of infant formula cans has a number of public
health experts worried that babies consuming the formula could
experience long-term developmental effects.
Children Overexposed to Rocket Fuel
250,000 American one-year-olds are exposed to perchlorate above
the government’s safe dose, from food sources alone. This is the
equivalent of 1 in every 16 one-year-olds in the country. In the 28
states where perchlorate contaminates tap water, children face even
higher exposures and potential health harm.
Chapel Hill Bisphenol A Expert Panel Consensus Statement
Thirty-eight of the world's leading scientific experts on
bisphenol A have warned policymakers of potential adverse health
effects of exposure to the widespread plastic. The consensus
statement, published in August 2007, emerged from a workshop
sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences, held in Chapel Hill, NC, in November 2006. They conclude
that average levels in people are above those that cause harm to
animals in laboratory experiments.
Biomonitoring: Has Pollution Spread
to the Body?
Current studies of adults and children in the Twin Cities are a
response to discoveries of industrial contaminants. Adopting a style
of research that has proved controversial in other states, Minnesota
health officials are poised to test for arsenic in 100 children and
for chemicals formerly made by 3M in 200 adults. The 2008 studies
will be part of a $2 million experiment in biomonitoring, which
collects human tissue, hair, blood or urine to look for harmful
Some Illinois Schools are Graduating
Some Lake County districts are already moving toward the use of
more environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions in schools, an
effort that will be mandated next year by a new state law.
House Dust: Toxic and on Your Table
Forget lead paint in toys. Canadians may be exposed to a much
wider variety of metals, chemicals and pesticides on a daily basis
as the result of a seemingly harmless domestic nuisance: house dust.
The CHE Toxicant and Disease Database
A searchable database that summarizes links between chemical
contaminants and approximately 180 human diseases or conditions.
Clean and Green: Your Healthy Home and
A Guide to Avoiding Exposure to Toxic
Chemicals in Your Home.