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ACAT delegation in Geneva seeking worldwide ban of three industrial chemicals that are harming the Arctic and its people

First up are Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs), which are probable human carcinogens, disrupt the endocrine system, and cause kidney, liver, and thyroid damage Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are widely used industrial chemicals used primarily in metalworking. They are used as plasticizers and flame retardants in consumer products, especially in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, adhesives, and

Podcast Available: New Study Shows Link between Flame Retardants and Children’s Social Behavior

CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Recorded Tuesday, April 25 Listen to recording Presentation Slides (PDF) Some chemicals added to consumer products to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a pilot study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University. The study recruited 92 Oregon children between ages 3-5 to wear a silicone wristband