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Kids and asthma

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Connecting the dots between asthma, children and plastic


Excerpt and image from: theguardian.com September 18, 2014 Chemicals in some household plastics lined to child asthma risk


“New research from Columbia University finds children exposed to a substance found in common household plastics are 70% more likely to develop asthma between the agens of 5 and 12.” Findings from Columbia University researcher Robin Whyatt and her team at the Mailman School of Public Health have published findings “linking the children’s respiratory and neurological issues to various environmental toxins, including exposure to phthalates – chemical binders found in many household cleaners, personal care products and food packaging – as well as insecticides and pesticide residues.”