The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research institution in Houston, Texas
Located in: Texas Medical Center
Address: 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (877) 632-6789

Read the Facts

Here are some disturbing facts about the danger a child's environment can bring to him or her:

The American Cancer society estimates that 75% of all cancers are caused by environmental sources.

Asthma is a common chronic disease among children in the United States, which can be caused by environmental compounds.

163 infants were tested positive for at least 1 Phalate; and 81% for 7 or more phalates (University of Washington study published in pediatrics, Feb 2008)

In a 2002 to 2003 CDC study, CDC scientists detected BPA Bisphenol A in the urine of nearly 93% of the 2, 517 people tested; children had the highest concentration.Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) is a common ingredient used in sunscreen for children. This compound has major health concerns and should not be used on them. In fact, Sweden recently issued a warning declaring that Oxybenzone is unsafe for young children.Triclosan was also detected in the urine of nearly 75% of the people tested in the same CDC study, which is another common ingredient that may pose health concerns and unknown long term risk exposure.