Tag: child health

EPA Fails to Follow Landmark Law to Protect Children from Pesticides in Food

The landmark Food Quality Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to protect children’s health by applying an extra margin of safety to legal limits for pesticides in food. But an investigation by EWG, published this week in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, found that the…

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Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Associated with Lower IQ scores in Children

Is maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving fluoridated water? In this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may…

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Lavender Oil May Contribute to Abnormal Breast Growth in Young Girls and Boys

Abnormal breast growth in young girls is linked to lavender oil exposure, according to a recent study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Previous research has associated breast growth in boys with lavender-containing fragrances. This study, “Lavender Products Associated With…

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