|dethalternate||Date: Wednesday, 20-February-2013, 2:36 PM | Message # 1|
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|Poisoned by every day life: Landmark study warns gender bending chemicals in your home, food and car ARE linked to a huge range of diseases. |
Phthalates is used to soften plastic and improve consistency of cosmetics.
Chemical commonly found in children's toys, make up, cars and PVC flooring.
Could cause breast cancer, asthma, infertility and birth defects, WHO says.
Chemicals found in every home may cause breast cancer, asthma, infertility and birth defects, global health chiefs said yesterday.
They warn the gender-bending compounds – used in toys, PVC flooring, car dashboards and credit cards – have ‘serious implications’ for health.
In a landmark report, the World Health Organisation suggested a ban might be needed to protect future generations.
It says it is ‘reasonable to suspect’ chemical substances called phthalates of harming female fertility and linked them with rising rates of childhood illnesses including leukaemia.
Also under suspicion is bisphenol A, which is found in a host of daily items including tin cans and sunglasses.
The man-made compounds are thought to interfere with the natural hormones that are key to our growth, development and overall health.
The WHO said there was ‘very strong evidence’ in animals they can interfere with thyroid hormones – something that can cause brain damage, stunted intelligence, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism.
For prostate cancer ‘significant evidence’ exists of a link with agricultural pesticides.
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