Autism and Chemical Intolerance

This blog summarizes key findings from a study conducted by Lynne P. Heilbrun et al. (2015) titled “Maternal Chemical and Drug Intolerances: Potential Risk Factors for Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).” To access the full article, please click HERE.  Developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) […]

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Fragranced consumer products: exposures and effects from emissions

Fragranced consumer products, such as cleaning supplies, air fresheners, and personal care products, are a leading source of indoor air pollution. In this study, a random sample of the U.S. population was surveyed to investigate health effects related to emissions from fragranced products.

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Toxicity at EPA Headquarters: Early Evidence of TILT

This blog summarizes key findings from a case report conducted by William Hirzy and Rufus Morison (1989) titled “Carpet/4-Phenylcyclohexene Toxicity: The EPA Headquarters Case.” To be directed to the full article, please click HERE. The development of toxicant-induced loss of tolerance (TILT) is by no means a new phenomenon. Evidence in fact dates back decades. […]

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Pesticide Exposure & Building Remodeling – Comparing Chemical Sensitivities

This blog: Summarizes key findings from a study conducted by Claudia S. Miller and Howard C. Mitzel (1995) titled “Chemical Sensitivity Attributed to Pesticide Exposure Versus Remodeling.” Author: Dr. Miller is professor emeritus at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is also a visiting senior scientist at the Harvard T.H. […]

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The Developing Brain is Vulnerable to Chemicals

A new study published by Environmental Health Perspectives takes a look at the risks of chemical exposures to neuro-development. Many of the toxicants listed are the same ones linked to chemical intolerance and Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance. Read the study.

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Guide to 10 Personal Care Products Containing Toxic Chemicals from U.S. PIRG

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has released their report, “Getting Personal with Chemicals: A Consumer Guide to 10 Popular Personal Care Products Containing Toxic Chemicals.” An independent non-profit organization, U.S. PIRG, works on behalf of the public interest to protect consumers and promote good government. Read their report.

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Insect repellents and the Zika Virus

The New York Times examines how mosquito repellents work, and suggests alternatives for the chemically intolerant. Read more.

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Caffeine addiction

Caffeine could be considered the national addiction. Read about how consumables such as toothpaste and gummy bears are giving people another jolt throughout the day. Could they replace coffee?

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A ban on powdered medical gloves

The FDA this year announced a ban on most powdered medical gloves. Gloves made of natural rubber latex often contain powder that can get in the air and cause allergic reactions. Some of these gloves have been found to contribute to serious adverse events such as  “airway inflammation, wound inflammation, and post-surgical adhesions, which are […]

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The dangers of laminate flooring

The National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a revised report saying everyone who’s been exposed to laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, including a lifetime cancer risk. “The revised report concludes that irritation and breathing problems could occur in everyone exposed to formaldehyde in […]

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