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|Common Pollutants - In Consumer Products|
Common Sources of Chemical Pollutants
Pesticides: See Pesticide Information Section
SOURCES OF CHEMICAL POLLUTANTS
A 2005 US study testing the house dust of 70 homes in seven states found a disturbing number of hazardous chemicals that have been found to be toxic and harmful to the immune and reproductive systems in animal tests. The report documents the presence of hazardous chemicals in household dust, the health risks associated with the chemicals and the consumer products they are found in. The report documents the findings and summary of concern for the chemical classes of Phthalates, Alkylphenols, Pesticides, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, Organotins and Perfluorinated Chemicals. www.noharm.org
Children’s risk from dust borne chemical contaminants may be 40 times higher than that of adults. The study "provides evidence that governments and industry must take action immediately to replace harmful chemicals with safer alternatives".
"Chemical Safety and Children's Health - Protecting the world's children from harmful chemicals exposures: a global guide to resources" Protecting the world's children from harmful chemicals exposures
Find out more about chemicals in consumer products, our homes and our bodies.
Sick of Dust: Chemicals in Common Products – A Needless Health Risk in Our Homes. Costner P, Thorpe B, and McPherson A. March 2005. A Project of Clean Production Action. Health Care Without Harm. www.noharm.org
IPEN Community Monitoring Handbook. Information on Body Burden of chemicals - POPs and PTSs.http://www.oztoxics.org/cmwg/index.html
Results of the blood test on volunteers in the Netherlands. The results show many industrial chemicals are present in the human body.
UK Report: Hazardous Chemicals in House Dust: Consuming Chemicals. May2003 Greenpeace Report Chemicals and Consumers
Hidden Hazards in Disney Products.
‘Gender bending’ chemicals in children’s bodies and consumer products. Greenpeace Report on Gender Bending Chemicals in Consumer Products
CDC Public Health Tracking Program.CDC Tracking Program
Environmental public health tracking (EPHT) is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data about the following: (1) environmental hazards, (2) exposure to environmental hazards, and (3) health effects potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards. CDC. Third National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
US EPA 2002 child-specific exposure factors handbook.www.epa.gov/ncea
Two fact sheets and a report available from Health Care Without Harm:
Flame retardants: Alarming Increases in Humans and the Environment. Flame retardants: Alarming Increases in Humans and the Environment
What Health Care Purchasers Can Do to Reduce Flame Retardants. What Health Care Purchasers Can Do to Reduce Flame Retardants
Brominated Flame Retardants: Rising Levels of Concern. Brominated Flame Retardants: Rising Levels of Concern.
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