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Apr 5, 2009

2 April was World Autism Day... for those affected or concerned (as we should all be):

Research has discovered that children who live in homes with vinyl flooring (containing phthalates) have double the chance of being autistic, as reported in The Independent and published in Journal Neurotoxicity. The finding – which amazed even the scientists conducting the study – provides one of the first clues as to a possible cause of the condition. A possible explanation, they suggest, is that vinyl, or PVC, flooring produces dust full of phthalates, which are then breathed in. Experts who have reviewed the study believe that, if this is the cause, the children may have been most vulnerable when their brains were developing in the womb.

Now that our dwellings contain more and more of such phthalates (incl. things like baby drink bottles!), let's take note... use sustainable, long-lasting materials in our houses (e.g. for vinyl use linoleum) and look after the environment (phthalates also have endocrine disrupting effects - e.g. increasing breast cancer and making male fish think they're female, thus forgetting to do their normal duties and thus affecting fish numbers & wraeking havec with web of life, including food chain) and not be so wasteful (if we go for less, we can go for quality).

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