March 15, 2012
By Dan Shapley
Chemicals include chemicals linked to hormone changes and asthma.
Excerpt: A new study by the Silent Spring Institute and published in Environmental Health Perspectives finds that many consumer products have at least one chemical linked to hormone changes (endocrine disruption) or asthma. Few of these chemicals show up on product labels, making it hard for consumers to avoid them if they are concerned about health impacts that haven't prompted U.S. regulators to restrict their use. And even products marketed as alternatives to conventional products, in many cases, contained suspect chemicals, too.
The institute calls its study the largest investigation of its kind.