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Chemical Sensitivities

Bisphenol A (BPA)

Bisphenol A or BPA may interfere with the production or activity of hormones in the human endocrine system. You can be exposed to BPA if you use plastic food containers, canned foods, water or baby bottles, reusable cups, and other consumer products that are made with BPA.

Review Date: January 11, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Dioxins and Their Effects on Human Health

Dioxins concern us because of their highly toxic potential. In the environment, dioxins tend to accumulate in the food chain. Learn how you can reduce the risk of exposure to dioxin compounds.

Review Date: January 11, 2013

World Health Organization

Health & Safety Information on Household Products: Household Products Database

Do any of the common household products pose a potential health risk to you and your family? Find out what's in these products and what are the potential health effects, and other safety and handling information.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Latex Allergy Checklist

Use these helpful tips if you have a latex allergy.

Review Date: September 20, 2012

American Latex Allergy Association

Latex Allergy: A Prevention Guide

Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Learn how to detect symptoms early, reduce exposure to latex, and protect yourself.

Review Date: February 17, 2011

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protect the Environment: While Shopping

Educating yourself about the products you buy can empower you to make a difference in protecting the planet. From choosing a product for your home or office to purchasing a new car, you can protect the environment by making the energy-efficient choice.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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