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Children in danger from exposure to common chemicals, new studies confirm

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/09/10 09:14:45
the EPA has also done little to keep many health-endangering chemicals out of widely-used consumer products. Now, two new studies reveal countless children could be suffering breathing problems due to some of these common chemical threats.

A case in point: researchers from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center have determined that youngsters exposed during the prenatal period to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) have an increased risk of developing a chronic cough at ages 5 and 6. Their study, just published in the online edition of the journal Environment International, provides evidence that a child's respiratory system is susceptible to damage from toxic exposures while still in the womb. While not due to an infection, a chronic childhood cough can seriously disrupt normal daytime activities and severely disturb sleep for both kids and their parents.

An even more serious problem caused by common chemicals that impact children's ability to breathe freely has been revealed by another new CCCEH study. It turns out that youngsters exposed to diethyl phthalate (DEP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), which are phthalate chemicals commonly found in personal care and plastic products, have an elevated risk of asthma-related airway inflammation.

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