Common Use Organophosphate Insecticides Pose a Greater Threat to Women’s Health

March 18, 2021 | A study published in Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology finds chronic (long-term) organophosphate (OP) pesticide exposure increases adverse health and cancer risk for U.S. women relative to men. Organophosphorus chemicals have a wide range of biological uses— from insecticides to flame retardants— that make these chemicals ubiquitous, significantly contributing to ecosystem contamination. […]

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Genetically Weakened Skin Barrier Allows for Easier Absorption of Toxic Chemicals

January 21, 2021 | A Swedish study in Environmental Health Perspectives demonstrates that individuals with genetically weakened skin barrier protection experience higher rates of toxic chemicals (e.g., pesticides) absorption through the skin. Studies provide evidence that filaggrin genetic mutations can exacerbate the impacts of chemicals on dermal (skin) exposure, causing various skin diseases like dermatitis […]

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Toxics Linked to Hormone Disruption and Asthma Found In Consumer Products

  March 8, 2012 New Peer Reviewed Study Analyzed Broadest Range of Products Ever Tested Public Health Advocates Support Full Ingredient Labeling and New Safety Rules (Boston) Toxic chemicals linked to the rising rates of endocrine disruption related disease on the rise were found in a broad array of consumer products and reported in a […]

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Endocrine Disruptors and Asthma-Associated Chemicals in Consumer Products

  Robin E. Dodson, Marcia Nishioka, Laurel J. Standley, Laura J. Perovich, Julia Green Brody, Ruthann A. Rudel Abstract BACKGROUND: Laboratory and human studies raise concerns about endocrine disruption and asthma from exposure to chemicals in consumer products. Limited labeling or testing information is available to evaluate products as exposure sources. OBJECTIVES: We analytically quantified […]

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Pesticides and Atopic and Nonatopic Asthma among Farm Women in the Agricultural Health Study

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 177. pp. 11-18, (2008) © 2008 American Thoracic Society doi: 10.1164/rccm.200706-821OC Jane A. Hoppin1, David M. Umbach2, Stephanie J. London1, Paul K. Henneberger3, Greg J. Kullman3, Michael C. R. Alavanja4 and Dale P. Sandler1 1 Epidemiology Branch and 2 Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health […]

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Study Finds Pesticide Exposure Increases Risk of Asthma

(Beyond Pesticides, January 4, 2008) A study appearing in the January 2, 2008 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found a correlation between women’s exposure to farm pesticides and allergic asthma. The study’s lead author, Jane Hoppin, Sc.D., of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, cited the lack […]

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Pesticides can ‘double’ the risk of asthma.

Exposure to pesticidal chemical sprays doubles the risk of developing asthma, researchers have found. Daily Mail, United Kingdom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html in_article_id=482212&in_page_id=1774 Pesticides can ‘double’ the risk of asthma By DAVID DERBYSHIRE – Daily Mail, England 17th September 2007 Exposure to pesticidal chemical sprays doubles the risk of developing asthma, researchers have found. In the first study […]

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Chemical Estrogen- Mimics Impacts Asthma, Immune Functioning

(Beyond Pesticides, April 10, 2007) Scientists have reported several environmental estrogens can affect the immune system, promoting allergic diseases such as asthma. Researchers have observed this response using pesticides and other environmental contaminants. Focusing on six environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens), researchers were able to reveal how these contaminants affect the immune system. Using doses representative of […]

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Are household chemicals connected to the rise in asthma?

23/12/2004 Frequent use of household cleaning products and other chemicals in the home could be linked to cases of asthma among Britain’s children. A new study of respiratory health among young children has shown a clear connection between breathing problems and their mothers’ use of a range of common products such as bleach, paint stripper […]

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Early Exposure to Chemicals May Boost Risk of Asthma

  By Marla Cone – Los Angeles Times Staff Writer – December 12, 2003 Scientists trying to unravel why childhood asthma has reached epidemic proportions have reported that a variety of chemical exposures during infancy – including pesticides and wood smoke – can substantially increase a child’s risk of developing the disease. Studying nearly 700 […]

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