Food Packing and Bisphenol A and Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate Exposure: Findings from a Dietary Intervention
BPA levels dropped an average of 60% after participants ate fresh foods and avoided items that were canned, or packaged in plastic. Read the report.
Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone Air Quality in Western Pennsylvania in the 2000s
A study by the Heinz Endowments rates the Pittsburgh region's air quality among the nation's worst. Read the report here.
President’s Cancer Panel – Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk
As indicated in the report, “The Panel considered industrial, occupational, and agricultural exposures as well as exposures related to medical practice, military activities, modern lifestyles, and natural sources. In addition, key regulatory, political, industrial, and cultural barriers to understanding and reducing environmental and occupational carcinogenic exposures were identified. The attached report presents the Panel’s recommendations to mitigate or eliminate these barriers.”
Read the President’s Cancer Panel 2008-2009 Annual Report Report (PDF).
State of the Evidence – Breast Cancer Fund
In this article, the rise in the chemical industry is paralleled with the rise in breast cancer.
Read State of the Evidence.
State of the Air – American Lung Association
The State of the Air gives the air quality for cities throughout the nation and concludes that over 175 million people (58%) live in polluted areas where the levels of pollution are too dangerous to breathe.
Read State of the Air (PDF).
Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance –
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
The fragrance industry is vaguely regulated and can therefore get away with not listing ingredients on the label. 17 name-brand products were tested and found to contain 38 secret chemicals, averaging 14 secret chemicals per product.
Read Not So Sexy.
Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals 2009 – Center for Disease Control
The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act
This report is the result of a collaborative effort by members of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, a new nationwide effort to adopt smart policies that protect the public from toxic chemicals (PDF).