A lot of common chemicals which are coming from toys, plastic bottles, cosmetics, food cans and flame compounds called “endocrine-disrupting chemicals” are being categorized as one of the causes of toxic waste. Moreover, these toxins may lead to the development of various diseases. Daily exposure to toxins of this kind could increase US’s annual costs of $340 billion. According to specialists from NYU Langone Medical Center, this incredible amount of money is annually paid to the Health Care system. This sum could be reduced if there will no longer be increased medical bills and poor health.
- A lot of chemicals which are found in our homes are impairing our health.
- Scientists have some advice concerning ways of avoiding those chemicals.
Dr. Leonardo Trasande, who is a lead researcher in the study and a professor at NYU Langone, has argued that the largest cost appears from the dangerous effects of the toxins on children’s brain. Besides, he has asserted that a little more care could prevent children’s exposure to these terrible but common chemicals. He encourages people to consume organic food and avoid using pesticides in their homes meant to kill bugs or mice. Without being aware of it, they are slowly damaging the health of their family members.
People should avoid food which was preserved in aluminum cans and also they may prevent microwaving plastic containers. One of the simplest ways of removing chemicals is to air out the house every day, eliminating the chemical dust from the materials in the house. Another significant damage induced consists of endocrine-disrupting chemicals which are impairing the functions of hormones. Over the last thirty years, researchers have gathered some proofs which sustain that common chemicals harm our health, inducting reproductive disorders, neuro-behavioral impairments, diabetes or even obesity.
The chemicals categorized to be among the dangerous ones are bisphenol, chlorpyriphos, phthalates, organophosphates and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. These are on the list of most common chemicals which can be found in our homes. Bisphenol can be consulted in the composition of tin cans. Phthalates are used in the making of plastic containers and the beauty industry. The polybrominated diphenyl ethers are present in the flame retardants which are mostly used in packaging and the furniture industry.
The team of scientists from NYU has gathered samples of urine and blood from volunteers who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The result revealed that annually exposure to these highly dangerous toxins accounted for approximately two-thirds of the number of endocrine-disrupting chemical diseases.
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