Silent Spring Institute: Mislabeled Consumer Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

by , 03/10/12
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We all know that many common household items contain toxins that are known hormone disruptors and are linked with asthma and other health issues, but avoiding those products might be more difficult than previously thought. A frightening new study from the Silent Spring Institute reveals that products are frequently mislabeled, making it difficult for consumers to screen for potentially dangerous chemicals. Head over to Inhabitots to read about some of Silent Spring’s other findings.


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1 Comment

  1. Green Joy March 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Wow, that is SCARY. Try to take care with your purchases, and you still encounter trouble. I’m really glad I’m getting into home-made cleaners, even if it’s a hassle sometimes. *Pats self on back* Thanks for another eye-opening article. Cheers.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz

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