Common plasticizer linked to childhood skin problem (Environmental Health News, 9/12/12). A study shows that children with higher prenatal exposures to the phthalate BBzP are at greater risk of developing eczema before age 2.
Study links phthalates to asthma (Plastics News, 9/7/12). The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in NYC found that children between the ages of 5 and 9 who are exposed to two types of phthalates found in personal care products have an elevated risk of asthma symptoms.
Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy (NYT, 9/9/12) Cows don’t need antibiotics and pharmaceuticals if they’re given pasture and kept clean. Happy cows make healthier milk.