Category Archives: Toxic Substances

Research Focuses on the Dangers of “Third-Hand Smoke”

Contact with tobacco smoke residue can have harmful effects similar to that of first- and second-hand smoke By Marty Grossman – The health risks associated with smoking and [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, Diseases, Toxic Substances

Studies Show that there is Good Reason to be concerned About the Widespread Use of Phthalates

By Robert A. Cardali – There is currently a growing debate regarding the safety of a group of chemicals used in many personal care products and other consumer [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, General, Men, Toxic Substances, Women

Exposure to PCBs May Increase Risk of Lymphoma, According to Study

By Steven Di Joseph – A study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (Rockville, Maryland) and published in an issue of the journal Epidemiology indicates that [..]

Dangerous Products, Diseases, General, Toxic Substances

Smoking May Lead to an Increased Risk of Developing Tuberculosis – Study

By Steven Di Joseph – A research team headed by Dr. Saskia de Boon of the Desmond Tutu TB Center at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) studied 2,400 people [..]

Dangerous Products, Diseases, General, Toxic Substances

According to Study – A Possible Link Exists between Air Pollution and Strokes

By Steven Di Joseph – A study has added yet another potentially harmful result to the already long list of serious health-related problems associated with air pollution; an [..]

Diseases, General, Toxic Substances

The Dangers of Vitamin, Mineral, and Additive Overload and Product Mislabeling

By Steven Di Joseph – When consumers, especially parents, think of vitamins, additives, and foods that are “fortified,” the common belief is that these are all good things. [..]

Children, Food-Related, General, Men, Toxic Substances, Women

Concerns over the Dangers of BPA Continue to Increase

By Steven Di Joseph – BPA (bisphenol-A), an estrogen-like chemical compound, is one of the world’s most abundantly produced chemicals (3 million tons annually) that is used in [..]

Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, Food-Related, General, Toxic Substances

Study Raises the Potential Danger Posed by Phthalates, a Widely Used Type of Chemical

By Steven Di Joseph – As far back as late 2005, there was a growing concern among a number of experts over the potential health risks posed by the family of [..]

Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, General, Toxic Substances

Chinese Drywall Is Suspected of Causing Significant Health Problems

By Steven Di Joseph – While the term “Chinese drywall” sounds harmless enough, it is rapidly becoming a severe problem plaguing a staggering number of new homeowners, causing [..]

Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, General, Toxic Substances