Danger of pacifiers: Most popular plastic teethers contain hormone-disrupting toxins that cause autism, diabetes and cancer, study reveals

The most popular teething rings contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, a new study warns.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are banned from use in products for children.

However, no studies have ever tested plastic teethers for the presence of toxins commonly found in plastic that have been linked to increased risk of cancer, heart disease and obesity. 

Now a study by the American Chemical Society warns that 100 percent of pacifiers tested contained Bisphenol A (BPA), Bisphenol S (BPS) or Bisephenol F (BPF) - so-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Most also contained parabens, and antimicrobials such as triclosan and triclocarban.

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7th December 2016