Toxics and Health

October 22, 2013

Children face asthma risk if moms exposed to legacy pollutants (11/4/13). New research coming out of Denmark concludes that children exposed en utero to 2 commonly used chlorinated chemicals are more likely to develop asthma later in life. Posted 11/4/13.

Common insecticides may be linked to kids' behavior problems (10/31/13).  Commonly used insecticides may be associated with behavior problems in children. Posted 11/4/13.

Cadmium, Mercury and Phthalates--Oh My! (5/1/13). A blog post by Kathleen Schuler on the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy website. It reveals that over 5,000 children's products contain toxic chemicals linked to cancer and hormone disruption. Posted 5/13/13.

The Vinyl Plastics Industry: One of the biggest users of mercury in the world (5/6/13). A post by Mike Schade on Backyard Talk, a blog linked to the Center for Health, Environment and Justice that focuses on environmental health and justice. Posted 5/6/13.

EPA Takes Action Against Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (5/2/13). A press release by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcing 17 enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. One Detroit-area company was listed among the violators. Posted 5/9/13.