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BPA and babies: Controversial chemical and substitutes pollute the womb

Bisphenol A and its substitute chemicals—pervasive in food and beverage containers, canned goods and store receipts—are showing up in mothers' wombs at "unexpectedly high levels," according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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Food packaging can harm human health

Harmful chemicals in food packaging and other food contact materials can pose considerable risk to our health, according to a review of more than 1,200 peer-reviewed studies.

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Autism and phthalates: Exposure in womb linked to autistic traits in boys

Young boys who were exposed in the womb to certain phthalate chemicals were more likely to have autism traits at ages 3 and 4, according to a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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FDA under scrutiny: Policymakers, advocates push for stronger science, regulation of the chemical BPA

Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) was pregnant with her second child when she became concerned about the toxic chemicals that she and her kids — and nearly all of us — encounter every day.

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Vandenberg, Trasande, Sargis: Understanding endocrine disruptors

We all want to live longer, healthier lives. We wish this, not only for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren, too.

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