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[Living Green] [Fun Environmental Stories through Numbers] Beginning life with 287 Chemicals in my body

by Eco Generation | 25-09-2017 10:38 Comments 1 recommendations 0

Beginning life with 287 chemicals in my body In 2004, a total of 287 chemical substances were found in the umbilical cords of 10 newborn babies that were randomly selected. Among them were 180 carcinogens, 217 substances toxic to the brain and nervous system and 208 substances that cause birth defects or abnormal development. Throughout the course of our lives, we are constantly exposed to chemical substances. It is said that women apply 168 chemicals and men apply 85 chemicals to their body. There are also chemical substances in detergents used for cleaning and laundry. Over 1000 components of chemical substances were found through the analysis of 25000 detergents in America. Among the examied products, 53% included components toxic to the lungs. And among the chemical substances included in detergernts, 22% were asthma-inducing substances. Chemical substances, an issue in life! Detected in blood of 93% Americans aged 6 years and above. Bisphenol-A (BPA) Opinions on the use of BPA as a chemical substance in the inner coating of cans, plastic bottles and coating of receipts remain divergent. Chemical Substances, an Inssue in Life! Prohibited for cosmetic use in Europe in 2005. Phthalate (DEHP, DBP) It is used in platic toys, cosmetics, perfume, and food containers. It influentces reproductive functions and development. You only see as much as you know! Information that helps you make healthy and safe choices. To live a safe life, you can find information on a variety of chemical substances. for further learning, please visit Environmental Working group(www.ewg.org), and read <Not just a pretty face-the ugly side of the beauty industry>, <The Human Experiment>.


  • says :
    Asthma-inducing substances in cleaning liquids, no way!
    Posted 30-05-2018 06:38

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