Posts Tagged "phthalates"

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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Food Packaging Study (2011)

Food Packaging Study (2011)

Silent Spring Institute researchers teamed up with the Breast Cancer Fund to investigate whether people’s body burdens of two hormone disrupting chemicals—bisphenol A, or BPA, and the phthalate DEHP—could be reduced by switching to a fresh food diet that avoids canned food and plastic food packaging. BPA, which appears in the lining of food cans,…

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Consumer Products as Pollutants (2010)

Silent Spring Institute researchers analyzed indoor and outdoor air samples taken from 50 homes in Northern California, including 40 homes in Richmond, an urban, low-income, largely minority community close to a large oil refinery, other industry, and major transportation corridors, and 10 in Bolinas, a rural, affluent, coastal community without much local industry or transportation. The…

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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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