Biomonitoring Study Reveals Heightened Levels of Environmental Pollutants in Children

Published: 24 October 2007
Category: Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to CNN, a recent “biomonitoring” (otherwise known as body burden testing) study measuring industrial chemicals in children’s bodies revealed that some of the children had chemical exposure levels up to seven times those of their parents. Several public health experts warn that the industrial chemicals we come into contact with every day are accumulating in our bodies and endangering our health in ways we have yet to understand. From this biomonitoring study, scientists reportedly found PBDEs and a class of chemicals called phthalates, which are softening agents found in many plastic bottles and personal care products, in the children’s bodies. Phthalates are reportedly associated with reproductive defects, obesity and early puberty.

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