Child Susceptibility / High Risk Groups

Food / Pesticide

Household Products

Indoor Air





Compounds can penetrate into homes and become concentrated inside. This also includes fine particulate matter which can also be a carrier for other chemicals which adsorb onto the particulate matter. There are also many as sources of indoor air pollution that arise indoors. Off gassing from building materials and carpeting can release formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals. Paint with lead can peel or slowly degrade and release dust type particles of lead. Dust, dust mites and other chemicals can cause throat irritation, allergies or asthma, or exacerbate any of these conditions. Faulty furnces can release carbon monoxide, and other faulty equipment can release nitrogen oxides--a criteria air pollutant that is closely monitored in outside air but not inside--and mercury fumes, as well as other gases. The air tightness of buildings and the ever greater reliance on air conditioning in the warm weather means that less fresh air is allowed to circulate and dilute and/or remove these compounds. These various issues will be covered in this section.


Thomas F. Schrager,Ph.D, Editor

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Pesticides in Foods: The ten pesticides of greatest concern and common foods they are found on.

Cosmetics: types and toxic chemicals that may be associated to these products. What testing has shown to date.

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Types of Consumer products compounds found in. Fact sheet

Organic diet in 23 elementary school children reduced urinary chlorpyrifos and malathion to non detect levels within 5 days on diet [study, EHP].Abstract

Pesticides in Foods: The ten pesticides of greatest concern and common foods they are found on.

Review of major sources of indoor air pollution, their relative contribution and effect on susceptable sub populations:

Indoor Air Pollution, Asthma and other respiratory problems, [see NAS: www.nap.edu/books/0309064961/html]

Asthma: fact sheets; brochures, chidren's activity books; triggers of attacks and how to manage them. (http://www.noattacks.org).

Fine and ultrafine particles: clinical effects, see Toxicology & Medicine, Spotlight, In Brief and References

Phthalates in Cosmetics: see www.nottoopretty.org/goodbad. htm

Asthma and respiratory diseases: in the home. Fact sheets and children's activity books.

Dirt Ingestion in children: how much, at what ages, associated hazards. Fact Sheet.