Found in certain plastics, food containers, and thermal paper receipts, BPA is an endocrine disruptor that can mimic hormones and may have adverse effects on reproductive and developmental health.
Phthalates, found in personal care products, vinyl flooring, and plastic toys, are endocrine disruptors linked to reproductive and developmental problems.
Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, is commonly found in building materials, furniture, and household products, and can cause respiratory issues, eye irritation, and long-term health risks when released into the air.
An antibacterial agent found in many personal care products (such as soaps, toothpaste, and hand sanitizers), triclosan can contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It may also disrupt hormonal regulation.
Lead, found in older homes with lead-based paint, contaminated soil, and certain plumbing fixtures, poses significant risks to children, including developmental delays, learning difficulties, and organ damage.
Primarily found in certain fish species, mercury is a neurotoxin that can accumulate in the body over time. Exposure to high levels of mercury can harm the nervous system, especially in developing fetuses and young children.
PFOA, a PFAS chemical, commonly found in non-stick cookware, waterproof fabrics, and some food packaging, has been associated with health concerns like kidney and testicular cancer.
VOCs in paints, cleaning supplies, and air fresheners contribute to indoor air pollution, causing respiratory issues, headaches, and allergies.