Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Chemicals Within

Anne Underwood authored an article appearing in Newsweek's February 4, 2008 edition titled "The Chemicals Within." Underwood highlights three potentially hazardous classes of compounds found in common household products like shampoo, tin cans, shower curtains and upholstery. You can read the article by clicking here. One source for the article is a November 2007 report (titled "Is It In Us?") documenting the results of a national biomonitoring project that tested 35 diverse people from seven states for contamination with three types of toxic industrial chemicals -- Bisphenol-A, Pthalates, and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers. The report is another interesting, ablbeit alarming, read. You can obtain the report in pdf form by clicking here.

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