reproductive toxin


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reproductive toxin

Any chemical or physical agent that destroys or inactivates the ovaries or testes, damages chromosomes, adversely effects reproductive hormones, or has a harmful impact on a developing fetus.
See also: toxin
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Water districts have assured the public that water intake valves were too deep to pick up the contaminants that spill from boat exhaust (including carcinogens and reproductive toxins such as benzene, toluene and xylene).
In 2003 the EU adopted a directive, which bans the use of substances identified as carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins (CMR's) in cosmetic products.
Airborne chemicals released by common household products include known carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other contaminants
Proposition 65 requires anyone exposed to carcinogens or reproductive toxins to be warned -- a concept universally accepted by the operators of California's lodging establishments.
In 2003 the EU adopted a directive which banned the use of over 1,000 substances identified as carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins (CMR's) in cosmetic products, (while the FDA restricts or bans less than two-dozen chemicals for use in cosmetic products and does not require manufacturers to conduct any toxicological or safety tests prior to bringing their products to the market).
Research also shows that chemicals that leach into drinking water carried by CPVC pipe are carcinogenic and reproductive toxins.
The ban on phthalates will protect children from these harmful plastic-softening chemicals, which are powerful reproductive toxins and have also been linked to breast cancer.
8 million children are enrolled in schools located near reported air emissions of carcinogens, reproductive toxins, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, or particulate matter.
Now manufacturers have a choice, they can either make products without Prop 65 reproductive toxins or other dangerous chemicals, or they can notify health care providers that their products contain DEHP and may pose reproductive hazards.
REACH would restrict the use of chemicals suspected of being carcinogenic, reproductive toxins as well as those known to persist and accumulate in the environment.
Last month the EU banned two phthalates, DEHP and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), from cosmetics because the chemicals are classified as reproductive toxins.

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