from journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts
A wide range of everyday products sold in North America were found to contain the cancer-causing chemical chlorinated paraffins. The study, from the University of Toronto, detected chlorinated paraffins in eighty-five percent of products tested. Hui Peng, co-author of the study in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts said the team was astonished to find the chemical in so many products, including plastic toys, toy packaging, headphones and personal care products. Since 2017, chlorinated paraffins have been on an international list of chemicals to be eliminated. The Green Science Policy Institute says their uses are unnecessary and should be stopped immediately for healthier people everywhere.