Study Adds PCBs To Chemicals Linked To Autism

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.