There’s a bill currently being considered that could potentially lead to a new system of evaluating chemical safety.
A new study by the Endocrine Society estimates that toxin exposure costs Europe nine figures each year in health care costs. The report indicated that the $209 billion European price tag is analogous to the United States, where consumer exposure to chemicals falls “on the same order of magnitude.”
“The study focuses on hormone-disrupting chemicals, which are present in products including plastics, electronics, pesticides, flame retardants and cosmetics,” explains Chem.info. “The chemicals are believed to play a role in neurological development in kids, obesity and diabetes, and contribute to male-reproductive disorders.”
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