Posts Tagged "alkylphenols"

Household Products Study (2012)

Many everyday products contain hormone disruptors and chemicals associated with asthma. To determine which consumer products might be contributing most to people’s exposure, Silent Spring Institute researchers tested a range of personal care, cleaning, and other products for chemicals associated with asthma and hormone disruption. They also sought to determine whether it was possible to…

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Septic System Pollution (2006)

One in every four people of the United States relies on septic systems for wastewater treatment. Of these, a substantial number also rely on private, shallow groundwater wells for their drinking water. With housing density increasing and lot size shrinking to accommodate population growth in many areas, the likelihood is growing that wastewater from a…

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Household Exposure Study (2003)

Household Exposure Study (2003)

In the initial Household Exposure Study project, Silent Spring Institute researchers took indoor air and dust samples from 120 homes on Cape Cod. They then measured the concentrations of 89 chemicals identified as endocrine disrupting compounds, which mimic or interfere with human hormones, sometimes affecting cell growth and development. The investigators selected the chemicals based…

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