Synthetic chemicals are everywhere. You can find these human-made substances in everything from baby bottles to pet food, toys, detergents, carpets and furniture.Tweet This
They may even be in your drinking water. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, between 9% and 34% of drinking water supply sources tested in the U.S. contain one or more toxic chemicals.Tweet This
We are all exposed
Many toxic chemicals are found in the bodies of virtually every person on the planet, even those living in remote communities. In fact, the blood of nearly every American contains hundreds of chemicals, including those used in flame retardants, food packaging and even rocket fuel.Tweet This
Some groups are particularly at risk
The harm inflicted by these chemicals affects everyone, but some groups are especially at risk.
Many teens don't realize products they use every day may contain chemicals that can disrupt their still-developing biochemistry.
Exposure to toxic chemicals in the womb, during infancy and childhood can result in lifelong problems with learning, behavior and development.
Health care institutions regularly use a surprising number of highly toxic materials that can affect the health of doctors, nurses and other hospital staff.