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New Episode of Earth Focus Exposes the Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals
California - Jan.
13, 2013 -- Americans are exposed to tens of thousands of man-made chemicals
that are largely unregulated and untested for safety. Exposure to even very low
doses of common chemicals like phthalates and BPA can have health risks
especially for children. The latest Earth
Focus episode, UNSAFE: The Truth
Behind Everyday Chemicals, takes a penetrating look at the health risks
behind the most ubiquitous chemicals in ordinary products. The new episode
premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. ET on Link TV (DirecTV 375, DISH Network
9410) and Friday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. on KCET (Southern California).
steady growth of chemical exposure continues in our air, water, food and food
packaging, in everyday consumer products for the home and workplace, in
agriculture and in cosmetics. Only a fraction of chemicals commercially
available in the United States have been safety tested. Now scientists are
finding links between chemicals in wide use and increases in leukemia, brain,
breast and childhood cancers as well as asthma, certain birth defects, and in
learning and development disorders including autism and ADHD.
newest episode of the weekly series Earth
Focus casts a light on endocrine disruptors, commonly found chemicals that
can affect development, metabolism, fertility and intelligence at even
extremely low doses, and looks at measures needed to better protect public
safety. Funding for UNSAFE: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals was provided by
Rachel's Network, a
national nonprofit organization that harnesses the collective impact of women
Earth Focus is a
groundbreaking series that features investigative reports on the state of our
planet's environment and its impact on people all over the world. For more information, visit: http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus or kcet.org/earth_focus
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