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Headlines: How Doctors Advise on Toxins

How should health care providers advise pregnant women about the potential hazards of environmental exposures to toxins?  My doctor counseled me on the dangers of mercury in fish and even recommended I avoid tilapia imported from China because of its high PCB levels.  That was it. He didn’t mention whether I should avoid sitting around […]

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Headlines: Kids’ Soup Cans Contain BPA Toxins

A study of six popular name-brand products that are marketed to kids “adds to accumulating evidence that the hormone-interfering chemical is widespread in our food supply and in the bodies of most Americans, including children.” Read more at Discovery News, 9/21/11. Related: Preschoolers Exposed to BPA Through Food (Discovery News, 6/9/11).

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Headlines: Perc remains in dry-cleaned clothes

A Virginia high school student’s science project, supervised by a Georgetown University lab and published in a peer-reviewed journal, revealed that perchloroethylene (perc) stays in fabric and that levels increase with repeat dry cleaning. It’s something to think about when baby buries her face in your sweater. Read the Washington Post article here. Perc is […]

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