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Body burden: the pollution in newborns. A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides in human u  
http://www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/contentindex.php

Finds that an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants were present in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals.

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Published: 2005
Chemical exposure and human fertility

Assesses the literature about the association between exposure to chemicals such as dietary factors and environmental contaminants, and impaired human fertility. Concludes by stating that while there has been no increase in infertility, regulatory bodies should continue to review the published literature and where necessary take appropriate steps to restrict or eliminate the use of chemicals with the potential to harm human health.

State of the evidence: what is the connection between chemicals and breast cancer?  
http://www.bcaction.org/PDF/StateofEvidence.pdf
Examines the link between certain chemical compounds and breast cancer. Explains what is known and what research still needs to be done. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Household products database  
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/
Provides a database that links over 4,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Multiple chemical sensitivity: how chemical exposures may be affecting your health
Examines the effects that MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) has had on the lives of over a dozen people from various backgrounds.
Published: 1998
How strong is the evidence of a link between environmental chemicals and adverse effects on human reproductive health?   
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7437/447?etoc
Describes the current evidence for the link between environmental chemicals and human reproductive health, and the difficulty in obtaining such data or the genuine absence of effects. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Environmental contaminants and breast cancer: the growing concerns about endocrine disrupting chemicals   
http://www.wwf.org.uk/filelibrary/pdf/contam_breastcancer.pdf
Examines the link between increasing rates of breast cancer and the impacts of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Highlights the need for strong legislation to control EDCs which are used in everyday products such as baby bottles and other plastics and cosmetics. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Casualties of progress: personal histories from the chemically sensitive
Examines the often controversial medical condition known as multiple chemical sensitivity.
Published: 2000
Highlights of the Canadian arctic contaminants assessment report : a community reference manual
Highlights information from the Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report, a report that summaraizes the results of research conducted by the Arctic Environmental Strategy northern Contaminant Program from 1991 to 1997.
Published: 1997
Global assessment of the state-of-the-science of endocrine disruptors  
http://www.who.int/pcs/emerg_site/edc/global_edc_TOC.htm
Global concerns have been raised in recent years over the potential adverse effects that may result from exposure to chemicals that have the potential to interfere with the endocrine system in wildlife and humans. This report provides a global assessment of the current state of scientific knowledge relative to environmental endocrine disruption. Topics include: endocrinology and endocrine toxicology, wildlife, human health, exposure of selected potential endocrine disruptors in humans and wildlife, causal criteria for assessing endocrine-disruptos, and research needs. (See Details)
Published: 2002