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Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention.

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1 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Identifying Environmental Health Toxins at Home Kate Winnebeck, LCACP Sr. Environmental Health & Safety Specialist New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Women’s Health & Environment | November 17, 2012 Refer to NYSP2I’s Green Homes for Cleaner Lakes workshop presentations for references

2 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Household Environments cookware food storage cleaners flooring foam furniture wood furniture lighting shower curtain personal care products cleaners pesticides

3 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Kitchen Styrene may leach from polystyrene - neurotoxin with long term exposure BPA may be in lining of canned foods - endocrine disruptor, linked to down’s syndrome, obesity, hyperactivity, breast & prostate cancer food storage PFOA in Teflon® coated pans & grease proof food papers – linked to increased infertility, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, increased risk of ADHD in a study of US children aged 12–15, earlier and later onset of puberty in girls, lower birth weight Common ingredients are very irritating to eyes and skin and will burn your throat, corrosive & can cause skin and eye burns cleaners cookware

4 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Living & Bed Rooms CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) contain mercury – affect brain and nervous system lighting PBDEs flame retardants, potential hazards: disruption of thyroid function, developmental toxicity, toxic to the brain, liver & reproductive system, neurobehavioral effects in children Glue in particleboard, plywood paneling, & MDF typically contains formaldehyde – eye, nose, throat irritation; linked to childhood asthma; may cause allergic skin reaction Adhesives, solvents, and finishes may contain benzene, xylene, & toluene – eye, nose, throat, & skin irritation Vinyl PVC contains phthalate – endocrine disruptor Hardwood may be coated with formaldehyde-based chemicals or polyurethane - cause/aggravate asthma New carpet & adhesives emit VOCs - eye, nose, skin & throat irritation; fatigue; headaches; shortness of breath/cough; can harbor pesticides & house dust flooring wood furniture foam furniture

5 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Bathroom PVC plastic shower curtains contain phthalates that are known endocrine disruptors shower curtain Common ingredients cause eye, skin, and throat irritation and breathing problems cleaners Common ingredients linked to cancer; endocrine disruption; reproductive, immune, nervous, & respiratory systems damage; developmental effects; skin irritation personal care products

6 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Body Burden of Personal Care Products SHAMPOO Avg number of chemicals: 15 Possible side effects: irritation, possible eye damage EYESHADOW Avg number of chemicals: 26 Possible side effects: linked to cancer, infertility; hormonal disruptions and damage to the body’s organs LIPSTICK Avg number of chemicals: 33 Possible side effects: allergies, links to cancer PERFUME Avg number of chemicals: 250 Possible side effects: mouth, throat, and eye irritation; nausea; linked to kidney damage NAIL VARNISH Avg number of chemicals: 31 Possible side effects: linked to fertility issues and problems in developing babies FAKE TAN Avg number of chemicals: 22 Possible side effects: rashes, irritation, hormonal disruption HAIRSPRAY Avg number of chemicals: 11 Possible side effects: allergies, irritation to eyes, nose, and throat; hormone disruption BLUSH Avg number of chemicals: 16 Possible side effects: rashes, irritation, hormonal disruption FOUNDATION Avg number of chemicals: 24 Possible side effects: allergies, disrupts immune system, links to cancer DEODORANT Avg number of chemicals: 15 Possible side effects: eye, skin, and lung irritation; headache; dizziness; respiratory problems BODY LOTION Avg number of chemicals: 32 Possible side effects: rashes, irritation, hormonal disruption

7 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Outside Your Home Lab studies show can cause birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and other effects over a long period of time Special hazard to children: may block the absorption of food nutrients, their body may not fully remove the pesticide, may affect organs pesticides

8 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Coming to Buffalo in spring! Attend one or all for FREE!

9 Funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the amount of $104,192 and by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Ingredients of Concern in PCPs Product CategoryIngredients of Concern Concern water based productsmethyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl parabens Linked to cancer and may be toxic to the endocrine, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems scented productsfragrance, phthalates, musk Linked to diabetes and asthma, potential risks to reproductive system & thyroid, builds up in the food chain antibacterial productstriclosanLinked to thyroid function and emergence of bacteria resistant to antibacterial products, may be toxic to the endocrine system pH balanced productstriethanolamineLinked to allergic skin reactions; may be toxic to the immune and respiratory systems and the skin, may be toxic to fish products that lather/foam sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate Known penetration enhancers Linked to skin & eye irritation nail polishtoluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate Linked to reproductive & developmental effects; headaches; dizziness; fatigue; irritates the eyes, nose, throat, & skin; formaldehyde is a known carcinogen antiperspirant/ deodorant Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY Research suggests that aluminum-based compounds may be absorbed by the skin and may contribute to breast cancer Refer to NYSP2I’s Green Homes for Cleaner Lakes, “Potential Hidden Dangers of Personal Care Products” workshop presentation for references


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