16 Mar '17, 10am

Dow, BASF, Eastman stir up new formulas for safer chemicals

Dow, BASF, Eastman stir up new formulas for safer chemicals

In the 40 years between passage of the Toxic Substance Control Act in 1976 and the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last year, a generation and a half grew up drinking from baby bottles and cups laden with Bisphenol A, playing with toys manufactured with phthalates and wearing pajamas and T-shirts treated with flame retardants. During that time, the incidence of testicular cancer in young men doubled in the United States and the average age of the beginning of puberty in girls crept two years earlier, leaving girls significantly more susceptible to breast cancer later in life. Epidemiologists attribute these alarming trends in reproductive health to several causes, but one factor that's on all their lists is the prevalence of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our everyday environments — principally BPA, phthalates and perfluorinated substances. ...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/dow-basf-eastman-stir-fo...

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