Are Everyday Consumer Products Making People Sick? – Scientific American

Posted by Trish Riley, July 22, 2010

“We are continually exposed to a mélange of potentially toxic chemicals through the air we breathe, food and water we consume, and products that come in contact with our skin. Some of these chemicals are suspected of interfering with hormone function; causing cancer, asthma or other respiratory harm; damaging the brain and nervous system; and promoting reproductive disorders or negatively impacting developing embryos. More than 83,000 chemicals have been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 for use in U.S. commerce.”

via Are Everyday Consumer Products Making People Sick? A Q&A with Paul D. Blanc: Scientific American.