25 Feb '13, 8pm

HBNews: Building Interiors an Important Source of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals to Children by @HBNJim

An exhaustive study by the World Health Organization / United Nations Environment Programme fingers building materials as major sources of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and calls for the disclosure of chemical contents in products: (O)ver the past decade it has become clear that humans, in particular small children, are exposed to EDCs via dust and particles in indoor environments like homes, schools, childcare centres, and offices... The report notes that a large number of chemicals are used as additives in indoor materials as well as other products found in the home, and these compounds can leak from materials into food or onto dust that is ingested primarily by toddlers and infants.

Full article: http://www.healthybuilding.net/news/130225-who-edcs.html

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