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Hazardous chemicals in black plastic food containers

New study detects bromine and heavy metals in black plastic food contact items; recycling of black plastic electronic waste into sensitive consumer goods discussed as source of hazardous chemicals

Mineral oils and heavy metals in dark chocolate

Danish consumer council finds cadmium, lead, mineral oils, polyaromatic hydrocarbons in dark chocolate; 5 of 12 tested brands with elevated levels

Children significantly exposed to EDCs and neurotoxins

Danish EPA assesses risk of young and unborn children’s exposure to endocrine disruptors and neurotoxins; phthalates, bisphenol A, and lead identified among most critical substances

Lead in U.S. baby food

New study by Environmental Defense Fund finds U.S. baby foods more frequently contaminated with lead than regular non-baby foods, urges FDA and manufacturers to reduce children’s exposure to lead

Children exposed to lead from water and food

Formula-fed infants and toddlers in U.S. exposed to lead mainly from water and food, respectively, according to new report by Environmental Protection Agency

Heavy metals in color printed glasses

Czech environmental organization finds high levels of lead and cadmium in color printing of drinking glasses

Scientific consensus on environmental neurotoxins

Project TENDR consensus statement calls for action against environmental chemicals affecting children’s brains and contributing to disorders such as autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities

WHO: Chemicals impact public health

New report by World Health Organization estimates that 1.3 million deaths in 2012 occurred due to chemical exposure; provides examples of intervention and economic benefits of prevention

Lead in children’s mugs

Czech environmental organization finds high levels of lead in color printing of china and glass dishes for children

Heavy metals in Indian plastic bottles

Mumbay-based NGO tests plastic bottles and finds elevated heavy metal levels; NGO now demands ban of plastic bottles used as packaging

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