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Common household chemicals ‘causing cancer and reduced fertility’

Posted By admin On May 11, 2012 @ 3:10 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Andrew Hough
London Telegraph [1]
May 11, 2012

The European Environment Agency (EEA) warned other items such as cosmetics and medicines which contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) could be harmful to humans.

In a study published on Thursday, officials said there was strong evidence of harm and cautioned against their use but stopped short of recommending a complete ban.

The agency warned that five classes of chemicals needed more scrutiny.

These included phthalates, which are often found in pesticides bisphenol A and other PCBs, which are used to make plastics parabens that are increasingly found in sunscreen and chemicals used in contraceptive pills.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9259193/Common-household-chemicals-causing-cancer-and-reduced-fertility.html

[2] Infertility Linked to Common Household Chemicals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/infertility-linked-to-common-household-chemicals.html

[3] Household chemicals cause cancer, birth defects, wide range of health issues, WHO study admits: http://www.prisonplanet.com/household-chemicals-cause-cancer-birth-defects-wide-range-of-health-issues-who-study-admits.html

[4] Independent research identifies cancer-causing chemicals in food packaging, fabric coatings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/independent-research-identifies-cancer-causing-chemicals-in-food-packaging-fabric-coatings.html

[5] Shampoo Banned in China for Containing Cancer-Causing Chemicals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/shampoo-banned-in-china-for-containing-cancer-causing-chemicals.html

[6] CSC announces boycott against J&J for continuing to needlessly add cancer-causing chemicals to baby shampoos: http://www.prisonplanet.com/csc-announces-boycott-against-jj-for-continuing-to-needlessly-add-cancer-causing-chemicals-to-baby-shampoos.html

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