Survey shows how exposed we are to chemicals
AN on-line survey, called Indecent Exposure, has been created to help people assess how exposed they may be to certain hazardous chemicals in their everyday lives. The short questionnaire analyses people s lifestyles, diet, behaviour and use of particula
AN on-line survey, called Indecent Exposure, has been created to help people assess how exposed they may be to certain hazardous chemicals in their everyday lives.
The short questionnaire analyses people's lifestyles, diet, behaviour and use of particular products to estimate what hazardous chemicals they may be exposed to. It provides some suggestions about how to reduce their exposure in the future.
Over the past five years, WWF, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, has taken blood samples from over 200 people of all ages around the UK and has found every single one of them contained an array of hazardous chemicals ranging from pesticides banned decades ago to flame retardants used in electrical goods.
Mavis Sharman from Huntingdon has been tested for manmade chemicals by WWF and found her results were above the national average.
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She said: "I found that my results were higher than average for this part of the country, particularly for the PCB and Lindane chemicals which have both been banned for some years."
INFORMATION: To take part in the survey visit www.wwf.org.uk/chemicals/survey/ introduction.asp
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