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PVC as Flooring Material in Childhood Is Related to Asthma 10 Years Later

Oct. 24, 2013 — Children who had PVC floorings in the bedroom at baseline were more likely to develop asthma during the following 10 years period when compared with children living without such flooring material. ... full story
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Preterm Birth Risk Increases for Pregnant Women Exposed to Phthalates

Nov. 18, 2013 — The odds of preterm delivery appear to increase for pregnant women exposed to phthalates, chemicals people are exposed to through contaminated food and water and in a variety of products including ... full story
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Personal Care Products Possible Sources of Potentially Harmful Parabens for Babies

Dec. 11, 2013 — Through lotions, shampoos and other personal care products, infants and toddlers are likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult ... full story
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Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban

Jan. 15, 2014 — Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising ... full story
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Vinyl Flooring Linked to Potentially Harmful Substances at Schools and Daycare Centers

Oct. 23, 2013 — Large areas of vinyl flooring in daycares and schools appear to expose children to a group of compounds called phthalates, which have been linked to reproductive and developmental problems, ... full story
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Dad’s Phthalate Exposure, Reproductive Success

June 11, 2014 — A new study, among the first in humans, is underway to investigate whether phthalate (plastics) levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ reproductive success, via epigenetic ... full story
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New Study Shows Link Between Perfluorinated Compounds, Diabetes

Dec. 12, 2013 — Perfluorinated compounds are environmental toxins that are found in fire extinguishing foam and water-repellent textiles, among other items. In a new study, a research team has seen links between ... full story
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Food Packaging Chemicals May Be Harmful to Human Health Over Long Term

Feb. 19, 2014 — The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists. This is because most of these ... full story
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Fique Fibers from Andes Mountains Part of Miracle Solution for Dye Pollution, Find Scientists

Sep. 30, 2013 — A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report researchers who worked with native Colombian ... full story
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Endocrine Disruptors Start a Medical Revolution: From Alligators to Humans

Jan. 5, 2014 — Early studies of alligators led biologists to realize that something in the environment was affecting their reproduction. Juvenile female alligators had malformed ovaries, while males had lower than ... full story
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BPA and Related Chemicals: Human Safety Thresholds for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals May Be Inaccurate

Apr. 8, 2014 — Human and rat testes respond differently to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as BPA in two thirds of all cases, according to a recent review. As human safety levels are extrapolated from rodent ... full story
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