• chemicals
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday released its Third National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, finding that more than 90% of U.S. residents carry a mixture of pesticides in their bodies. (panna.org)
  • Ed Brown's new movie Unacceptable Levels tells the story of chemicals in our bodies: how they get there, what it means to our health, how in the world it can be legal, and what we can do about it. (panna.org)
  • Bioaccumulation happens when chemicals in food, water, and air end up getting stored in the body of a living thing. (panna.org)
  • A cow grazing on PCB-laced feed will store the chemical in her body and excrete it in her milk, and humans too act as sinks for all kinds of chemicals . (panna.org)
  • Last week, researchers found a host of toxic chemicals in the bodies of pregnant women throughout the U.S. Industry reps quickly trotted out their favorite messages in response: "Chemicals are a fact of modern life," "just because toxins are in your body doesn't mean they'll hurt you," and "the levels are too low to matter - researchers have new tools that can measure extremely low levels. (panna.org)
  • These chemicals are highly toxic, travel long distances on wind and water currents, and accumulate in the environment, up the food chain and in the bodies of animals and people. (panna.org)
  • The current snowstorm in Washington, D.C. delayed a scheduled hearing in the House of Representatives on persistent bioaccumulative toxins (PBTs), a class of long-lasting chemicals that build up in the bodies of humans and other animals. (panna.org)
  • study
  • A body burden study released last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported findings similar to the CDC study, focusing specifically on chemical exposures infants received before they were born. (panna.org)
  • The second study, Body Burden: The Pollution in People , was led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and conducted in collaboration with Environmental Working Group and Commonweal. (panna.org)
  • Though the sample size for the Body Burden study was too small to be scientifically significant, the study was unique in that the nine subjects were not anonymous. (panna.org)
  • A recent epidemiological study by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has added to the growing body of evidence that supports the link between Parkinson's disease and pesticide exposure, according to Yale Environment 360 . (panna.org)