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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.

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