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Anchorage Daily News: Everyday Chemicals Gather In Most People
October 22, 2009, 8:50 am
Filed under: News

TOXINS: Study tested health workers; high levels found in many.


Published: October 17th, 2009 09:22 PM

As a volunteer for Alaska Community Action on Toxics and one who cares deeply about public health issues, Roxanne Chan didn’t hesitate taking part in a project that would inventory the foreign chemicals lurking in her body. But she has to admit, the results were unnerving.

She’s one who’s been paying attention. She reads labels. She uses glass rather than plastic whenever she can. She would never use a plastic container in the microwave; she doesn’t even have a microwave. And yet when the test results came in, compared to the 19 other project participants from across the country, one chart showed her level of DEHP, which leaches from plastics, standing out like a high rise in a trailer court.

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