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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child’s future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. New research from Columbia University finds children exposed to a substance found in common household plastics are 70% more likely to develop asthma. Children exposed to diethyl phthalate (DEP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP)—phthalate chemicals commonly found in personal care and plastic products—have elevated risk of asthma-related airway inflammation, according to researchers at Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health. BPA often found in food-can linings, hard plastics, now linked to increase in asthma during past three decades Widely used chemical linked to childhood asthma.

Share; were associated with. Chemical in plastic linked to kids’ asthma By: health enews Staff It’s a common chemical found in plastic, but it has a horrible reputation for being a risk to children’s health — so bad that the FDA banned its use in manufacturing sippy cups and baby bottles. HealthDay Reporter. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child’s future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study.

Children had nearly an 80 percent increased risk of developing asthma between age 5 and 11 if their mothers were exposed during pregnancy to high levels of two phthalates. Oct. 6, 2004 Certain chemicals commonly added to plastics are associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and eczema, according to a. Chemical sensitivities have been tied to a number of childhood abnormalities, from behavioral issues and over-all temperament to skin disorders and chronic allergies.

According to the American Lung Association, chemical exposure in the home can also lead to asthma and even lung disease. The threat of chemical exposure in the home is very real, and can affect children and adults alike. Things. Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), which is commonly found in plastic products, may increase a child’s risk of developing asthma, according to the findings of.

The EWG reports specific chemicals that should be avoided, including formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens. Also, benzalkonium chloride, found in antibacterial spray cleaners and.

List of related literature:

Madsen, “Residential Exposure to Plasticizers and Its Possible Role in the Pathogenesis of Asthma,” Environmental Health Perspectives 105 (1997): 972–78, cited in Wargo et al., “Plastics That May Be Harmful,” 41–45.

“Plastic: A Toxic Love Story” by Susan Freinkel
from Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
by Susan Freinkel
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011

Some children may be hypersensitive to common air pol­lutants (environmental tobacco smoke, ozone, endotoxin) such that exposures to these pollutants might not only make existing asthma worse but may also have a causal role in the susceptible.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book” by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor, Richard E. Behrman
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book
by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Plasticizers and stabilizers that leach from some plastics have been identified as carcinogenic, toxic, or asthma-causing.

“Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods” by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano
from Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano
Wiley, 2019

A subsequent review and meta-analysis confirmed this conclusion, and suggested that SHS may increase the incidence of wheeze and asthma in children and young people by at least 20 per cent (Burke et al. 2012).

“Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health” by Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Chorh Chuan Tan
from Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
by Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2017

This form of asthma may be triggered by fumes (epoxy resins, plastics), organic and chemical dusts (wood, cotton, platinum), gases (toluene), or other chemicals (formaldehyde, penicillin products).

“Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease E-Book” by Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster
from Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease E-Book
by Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

While some evidence of toxicity for these substances occurs at levels greater than those found in the environment, for several chemical ingredients (e.g. phthalates and bisphenol A) adverse effects have been demonstrated at environmentally relevant concentrations (Crain et al. 2007; Oehlmann et al. 2009).

“Marine Anthropogenic Litter” by Melanie Bergmann, Lars Gutow, Michael Klages
from Marine Anthropogenic Litter
by Melanie Bergmann, Lars Gutow, Michael Klages
Springer International Publishing, 2015

Dust or fumes of trimellitic anhydride (a component of certain plastics, paints, and epoxy resins) cause acute rhinitis and asthma symptoms if exposure is minor.

“Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review” by Amit K. Ghosh
from Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review
by Amit K. Ghosh
OUP USA, 2010

The healthcare industry has been prioritizing the avoidance of chemicals of concern since the mid1990s, when dioxin, a potent human carcinogen, emerged as a chemical pollutant associated with medical waste incineration of PVC plastics, and cleaning chemicals were linked to occupational asthma in healthcare workers.

“Sustainable Healthcare Architecture” by Robin Guenther, Gail Vittori
from Sustainable Healthcare Architecture
by Robin Guenther, Gail Vittori
Wiley, 2013

These increase the functionality of the plastics, but some such as phthalate plasticizers and brominated flame retardants are potentially harmful and have been associated with carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting effects.

“Coexisting on Earth Homo sapiens Quagmire” by Michael C. Clark
from Coexisting on Earth Homo sapiens Quagmire
by Michael C. Clark
Michael C. Clark, 2018

However other chemicals in the environment, such as bisphenol-A (found in plastics), nitrates, endocrine disruptors, and phthalates, should be avoided.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set” by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, Joseph St. Geme, MD, Nina F Schor, MD, PhD
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set
by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

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  • @techinsider, So Dr. Bloomberg says that the dangerous property of BPA and BPA-like materials break their ester bonds and those enter into the food when the bonds break via heat? At what temperature do the ester bonds break? I did a quick Google search and it said 77 (I’m guessing that’s •C, so that’s makes it 170 •F). Could you clarify that a little more, please?

  • I wish the food industry would get a clue. More and more things are put into plastic. It has become more and more difficult to get foods in glass. I avoid plastic for most of my food stuffs from the shop where possible. Due to the fact the food doesn’t store well or as long. Now from this video, even more reasons to avoid the stuff.

    True not all can be avoided. Also when I have to use plastic, I use things like butter dishes and Ice-cream dishes to keep my food in. They are made to keep food long term. Safer than using the plastic lunch box that is bought from a shop. They don’t have the same stringent requirements when made.

  • For how long u can use it my plastic blender jug is number 7 and i hope it doesn’t leech bad stuff because i blend too many things

  • Meanwhile more of our food in the USA comes in plastic every year. Mayonnaise, now comes in plastic, Jelly, ketchup, mustard, peanut butter, lunch meat, bread, cereal, microwave burritos EXC… Everything now comes in plastic, soda, milk, water you name it… Even the seals on canning jars are made from plastic so you can’t even can your own food to get away from it.

  • 2:02 what you say is actualy wrong. If bisphenol-a would go out of the monomer when heat is brought into the system the PC would dissolve. One of the great advanteges of advanteges of PC is, that it has a Glastemperature of 150°C ( since it is amorph it has no melting temp.) which actually means that the BPA would not go out of the monomer until a tempreature of 280°C.

  • Get rid of one time use plastic with lifetime use one. Also plastic is good for your health. They want you to stop using it so you don’t live long.

  • “BPA” is interesting. It’s almost completely harmless in terms of our relative exposure and considering how it’s used, but the media, as well as, some reputation seeking researchers, have caused a hysteria that would make you think otherwise. I learned this very early on when studying for my degree in Environmental Health, it’s not really an unpopular opinion in my field, but the tide has never really changed in the public opinion, largely due to people willingness to believe without reviewing information themselves.

  • I try recycling, and sometimes my recycled plastic cups melt when I put hot water or coffee in them:-/ I had over 20 recycled cups and bowls until I threw most of them away. Taco bell cups, KFC bowls, vending machine bottles, etc.

  • Dr. Blumberg “Don’t stress about it, do your best and do conscious choices”
    Content creator gets rid of every plastic on the kitchen

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    I’m to lazy to do this

  • We get biologically attacked in almost every aspect of our life’s
    I’m starting to consider the possibility that it is on purpose for the sake of population control

  • It never made any sense to me to heat up plastic…it melts….so it makes sense that the molecular compounds would leach into your food sooooooo wtf. People are just willfully ignorant. ������

  • Ok so you Are plastic free yet you wipe your ass with toilet paper! Paper is recycled and turned into toilet paper full of exotic chemicals such as bpa or bps or bpf etc up your ass! Sigh!

  • I’m sorry to tell you this, you literally breathe those chemicals every day. They are in our air, in our water, in our food. We literally live in our waste.

  • In the video you said bpa free plastics seem to disrupt mice then in that’s case I’m going to keep my plastic. Why on earth would anyone want a rodent to be flying around there house having babies??

  • Affordable glassware can be found at ALL of your local dollar stores ( Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar General,), & even Walmart has very reasonably priced glassware sets. Glass and Plastic run virtually the same prices when you compare lifespans.❤��❤

  • Always take reusable cups at coffee shops and restaurants that use disposable plastic. They leach chemicals in your drink and you ingest them.

  • The human race is through. BPAs, phthalate, mercury. Our babys are polluted and we give birth to men with small brains and small dicks.

  • Bring on the Hemp plastic Colorado!!!

    It Will look extremely bad on our government if they do not accept the widespread use of hemp plastic to rid the world of petroleum plastic!

    Don’t forget all of you senators and congressmen…. plastic is killing your sons and daughters too. How many of your kids have cancer or unbalanced hormones now?

  • There is an unexplained increase in the prevalence of asthma.

    See for instance:

    The remarkable increase in asthma prevalence that has occurred over the last two decades is thought to be caused by changes in the environment due to improved hygiene and fewer childhood infections. However, the specific infections that limit T helper type 2 (T,H,2)-biased inflammation and asthma are not fully known. Infectious organisms, including commensal bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and hepatitis A virus, may normally induce the development of regulatory T (TRcells and protective immunity that limit airway inflammation and promote tolerance to respiratory allergens. In the absence of such infections, TH2 cells—which are developmentally related to TR cells—develop instead and coordinate the development of asthmatic inflammation.

    This is the “Asthma paradox”.

    It is known that asthma is caused by mouth breathing leaving the lips slack and so not relaxing lung airways by a physiological reflex. Therefore opening them up with an asthma spray will weaken them and be detrimental.

    That is where blinkered specialists and nerds are at work.

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