Ever notice the warning labels on paints contains such statements as, “known to the State of California to cause cancer in humans,” and the extra “California” section on your water filter instructions? It seems California does a pretty good job of researching chemicals and putting regulations into place to protect their citizens.
Manufacturers, not wanting to miss out on the huge California population, will usually bend to these rules, even if it means listing something as carcinogenic on the label, if they get to continue selling their products in California. The rest of us reap the rewards!
Male Reproductive Toxicants
- n-Butyl glycidyl ether, a chemical used to make epoxy resins with a number of uses in common products
- Carbaryl, a household pesticide used to kill a range of insects, and sold as Sevin by GardenTech and Bayer (also a developmental toxicant)
- 2-Chloropropionic acid, a chemical used to make herbicides
- Dichloroacetic acid, which forms in drinking water as a byproduct of disinfection using chlorine
- Diglycidyl ether, a chemical used to make epoxy resins
- Ethylene oxide, a chemical mainly used in the manufacturing of chemicals like antifreeze and polyester (also a developmental toxicant)
- Ethyl-tert-butyl ether, a common gasoline additive
- Methyl chloride, a chemical used primarily to make silicone polymers, but also used in other processes, including the oil refining
- Methyl n-butyl ketone, an industrial solvent
- Phenyl glycidyl ether, an industrial chemical