Lecture 23

167 found 76 cause cancer 94 are toxic to the brain

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Unformatted text preview: bloodstream. *causal or correlaHve Known Endocrine disrupDng chemicals:  organohalogens (dioxins, furans, PCBs)  PesHcides (atrazine, DDT, Dieldrin, ~60)  bisphenol A  Pthalates (in fragrances, cosmeHcs, etc)  Parabens (common preservaHve)  Nonylphenol  Polybrominated diethyl ethers (flame retardants)  metals Body Burden: PolluDon in People  9 adults tested for 210 industrial chemicals, pollutants and other chemicals.  167 found  76 cause cancer  94 are toxic to the brain/ nervous system  79 cause birth defects/ abnormal development  20 tested teen ­age girls had an average of 13 hormone ­altering cosmeHcs chemicals in their bodies. 6 5/1/13 The placental barrier does not protect developing babies! Umbilical cord blood from 10 newborns tested for 287 industrial chemicals and pollutants. (PesHcides, consumer product ingredients and wastes from burning coal, gasoline and garbage)  ­ 180 cause cancer in humans or animals  ­ 217 are toxic to the brain/ nervous system  ­ 208 cause abnormal development in animals Some details on BPA The culprits are somewhere in here… o  90,000  ­ number of man ­made chemicals developed in the last 60 years. o  13,500  ­ number of chemicals that have undergone some tesHng for their impact on the human body. o  0  ­ number of chemicals that have been thoroughly tested for endocrine disrupHng affects. Bisphenol A (BPA): One of the highest volume chemicals produced worldwide, with over 6 billion pounds produced each year. Monomer used in the production of polycarbonate 4,4´...
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