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Life Style Articles Can Poison Us

May 13, 2009

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Commonplace things – an upholstered chair, deodorant, non-stick cookware, stain-repellent clothing, bath toys – are poisoning us.

That’s the message in Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health by Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence, and Bruce Lourie, environmentalist and president of the Ivey Foundation.

Volunteers directly dosed themselves by eating certain common foods and using familiar chemical-laden products, then underwent blood tests.

Phthalates associated with fragrance in personal care products went up 22 times.

Eating for two days canned food reheated in plastic containers in the microwave and drinking out of a polycarbonate baby bottle. the  bisphenol A levels went up more than seven times.

Link to full report at Health Zone.

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