New research continues to show health issues from use of problematic chemicals in products.
An association between polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and autism has been found in a study led by a Drexel University researcher and published last month in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Kristen Lyall, lead author of the study, cautioned that the results show only an association, and not a direct cause of autism, whose development in fetuses and children typically involves a complex medley of factors including genetic ones.
This is one reason why a ribbon of puzzle pieces is used to symbolize the disorder affecting 1 in every 42 boys and 1 in every 189 girls.
This is why we need to pre-screen materials in products with a rigorous human and environmental health protocol such as the Cradle to Cradle Certification program.
Contact me for details of how to get assessed using this standard.