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Everyday Chemicals Cost US Billions in Health Care, Disability

Daily exposure to low-levels of chemicals found in everyday objects costs the United States billions of dollars in health care and disability. That is the conclusion of a new study on the effects of so-called endocrine-disruptors. These small amounts of harmful chemicals are found in items such as plastic water bottles, metal food cans, toys, cosmetics and flame-retardants. The new study conducted by researchers at New York University, published online in the journal The Lancet...

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