Canwest News Service - Toxic contamination starts at home: Study

November 21, 2008

By, Tom Spears

Excerpt: When women from 120 middle-class homes learned their bodies contained low levels of toxic chemicals, most of them blamed chemical spills, waste dumping or secret military experiments.

They were stunned to learn the truth was closer to home. Most of their exposure came from harmless-looking plastics, flame-retardant clothing, beauty products and household cleaners.

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Reporting Individual Exposure Results