adverse health effects

National Report Advises Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates

Article: National Report Advises Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates

WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should examine whether combined exposures to chemicals known as phthalates could cause adverse health effects in humans, particularly to the male reproductive system, says a new report from the National Research Council. This analysis, called a cumulative risk assessment, is warranted, said the…

Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

Article: Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – A harmful chemical found in 90 percent of plastic baby bottles sold in Canada leaches into the infant formula, milk or other liquids being drunk by babies, according to a new study released by Environmental Defence, a nonprofit organization based in Toronto. The chemical, bisphenol A, is…