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Chemical Cocktails Cause Health Risks For Children And Adults

News

“A new research study shows that mixtures of chemicals pose health risks to children as well as adults.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]

Comment

Current risk assessments for chemicals have mainly been carried out using single-compound approaches. In other words, they essentially ignore the negative synergistic effects that substances have when present in combinations. This approach clearly has to change. Research from Denmark has already confirmed the dangers of chemical cocktails in foods. As a result, for example, we now know that even small doses of pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can amplify each other’s negative effects when present in combinations. The same will undoubtedly also be true for the numerous pharmaceutical drugs that are now polluting the environment.

To read how over 40 percent of the world’s rivers now contain harmful levels of pharmaceutical drug pollution, see this article on our website.