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Still, At Least It's Not Soylent Green In There

By Alicia Dorr in News on Nov 8, 2007 7:19PM

toxic.jpgWe know that we're unhealthy, and probably have all manner of toxic death chemicals kickin' it in our bodies. According to a recent study, though, everybody does, and that includes vegans and people who jog for fun.

Environment Illinois and other groups released a report of a study that found at least three toxic chemicals used in everyday products were found in the bodies five Illinoisans and 30 other volunteers in a nationwide project. The chemicals, such as phthalates, are commonly found in baby bottles, cosmetics, upholstered furniture, computers and other items. Oh, and in toys, too (seriously, just give your kids boxes to play with). In other words, toxic material in consumer products has officially seeped into our bodies.

Big deal, right? Actually, it is; the chemicals found in the participants bodies have been linked to birth defects, asthma, cancer and learning disabilities, among other things. Yeah. Yikes.

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