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Chemical Week Magazine :: Specialty Chemicals
Industry Disputes Findings of Cleaning Products Study
8:04 AM MDT | March 16, 2012 | —Kara Sissell
Consumer Concerns: Findings renew debate about exposure and risks. A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA), including a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care, and other common consumer products, shows they contain “complex mixtures of endocrine disruptors and asthma-related compounds,” and that “toxicological studies of these mixtures are needed to understand their biological activity.” Consumers may be able to avoid certain substances including synthetic fragrances or bisphenol A using purchasing criteria...
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