A UCSF study published in Environmental Science and Technology today shows the highest reported level of flame retardant chemicals in California pregnant women. PBDEs can disrupt the thyroid system and have been linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children following prenatal exposure
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Today, the California state Assembly failed to pass SB 797, a bill which would have banned the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from use in children’s sippy cups, infant formula and other food and drink products designed for children aged three and younger.
The June 24th, 2009 training session of PSR-LA’s Environmental Health Ambassador Program “Exploring the Links Between Women’s Reproductive Health and Chemicals” was a great success! Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH and Richard Jackson, MD, MPH speak about women’s reproductive health.