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Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastics workers

By Jim Morris

Researchers cite breast cancer risks in Canadian plastic auto parts factories — with potential implications in the U.S. and beyond.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Chemistry Council":

"… may use the findings in protecting workers from hazardous exposures.”The American Chemistry Council, the main chemical industry trade association in the United States, questi …"

"… ing cups. The FDA acted, however, only after receiving a petition from the American Chemistry Council, which said that manufacturers of these products had already abandoned the …"

Inkling of concern: Chemicals in tattoo inks face scrutiny

By Brett Israel

New research finds chemicals in tattoo inks: Including some toxic metals, and one of the most potent skin carcinogens

Excerpts from this story referencing "Phthalate":

"… hyroid hormones.But Phthalates in tattoo inks may not carry the same risk."Phthalates are cleared from the body within hours, and unlike many Phthalate exposur …"

"… Medicine in New York who studied the effects of Phthalates on infant boys.Phthalates applied to the skin in a lotion were absorbed and metabolized in a 2007 s …"