Infants/Children

Childhood Obesity Linked to BPA, Phthalate, Triclosan & PFAS

A 2016 study has found evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, triclosan, and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can lead to obesity in children by re-programming neuroendocrine systems involved in growth, energy metabolism, appetite, adipogenesis, and glucose-insulin homeostasis.

2019 Study Finds Parabens in 100% of Baby Socks

A 2019 study found that 100% of the baby socks they sampled contained parabens and 91% had bisphenol A (BPA), which translated into a 41% estrogenic effect with 19% anti-androgenic activity.

Bisphenol A (BPA) Used to Manufacture Infant Socks

A 2017 study uncovered bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) occurred in 82% and 53% of textiles sampled, with socks marketed to infants having the highest concentrations and calculated dermal exposure as high as 7280 pg/kg BW/d.

Antibacterial Cleaning Products Linked to Overweight Children

2018 study discovers antibacterial cleaning products have the capacity to change the gut microbita of children and may contribute to childhood obesity.

Behavior Issues in Boys Linked to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

A 2017 study links phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA) and Triclosan, all known xenoestrogens, to neurodevelopmental disorders and behavior issues in boys.

Phthalate Exposure & Reduced Testosterone Levels in Boys

A PubMed abstract evidence that exposure to phthalates, chemicals found in soft plastics and personal care products, is associated with reduced androgen levels and associated disorders.

Phthalates & Genital Malformations in Baby Boys - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A report by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the dangers of phthalates present to developing male fetuses - hypospadias, undescended testicles, testicular dysgenesis and more.

Phthalates & Autism Spectrum Disorders

A PubMed abstract on relationship between exposure to phthalates and autism.

Early Puberty in Girls Caused By BPA (Bisphenol A)

A PubMed abstract on a study that links the estrogenic effects of BPA as a contributing factor to precocious puberty (early puberty) in girls.

Phthalate Exposure and Children’s Health

Five studies from Asia, Europe, and the US suggest that childhood exposure to di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) may increase the risk of allergic diseases including asthma and eczema.

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