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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:59 PM

Everyday chemicals linked to diseases, warns World Health Organisation

Source: The Telegraph

By Andrew Hough
11:45PM GMT 19 Feb 2013


In a landmark report, the WHO warned “synthetic chemicals” had “serious implications” for human health. The global health watchdog suggested so-called “gender-bending” compounds found in toys, PVC flooring and even credit cards should be banned in order to protect future generations.

The study said that more research was needed to fully understand the links between endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – found in many household and industrial products – and “specific diseases and disorders”.

It found links between exposure to EDCs and health issues such as testicular problems, breast, prostate and thyroid cancer, developmental effects on the nervous system in children and attention deficit hyperactivity in children.

The UN agency said the study, titled State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, was the most “comprehensive” report on EDCs to date because it has evaluated several chemicals and related evidence rather than focusing on just one.


Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9881992/Everyday-chemicals-linked-to-diseases-warns-World-Health-Organisation.html



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DeSwiss Feb 2013 OP
pnwmom Feb 2013 #1
lovuian Feb 2013 #2
lunasun Feb 2013 #3
KT2000 Feb 2013 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #5
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elleng Feb 2013 #7

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:04 PM

1. The WHO is right. This could be a huge problem. n/t

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:06 PM

2. We need to back to glass

make it mandatory that we use glass and recycle it like water and other drinks

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:18 PM

3. Sort of already known by many, but if it takes an "official study" to wake up the poisoned masses

so be it
check out thyroid cancer last 10 yrs or neuro development disorder rise
Oh just coincidence like warmer weather some will say...........

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:09 PM

4. trying to get people

to pay attention to this and care is nearly impossible.
My apology to the future generations whose health and promise have been stolen from them.

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:30 PM

5. I've wondered why so many kids have ADHD or some form of it

now. Environment, pollution, parenting, technology, society....could be many factors but it seems this is epidemic.

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:56 PM

6. :( ^

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:06 PM

7. Surprised?

'Progress'

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