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Toxin

Any poisonous substance a living thing produces as part of its metabolic or other natural process. That is, toxins themselves are not living things, but are produced by living things. Toxins are defined by the Biological Weapons Convention.
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As we fight for sound and just environmental and reproductive health policies, we must be especially cognizant that, too often, the people who struggle most to access reproductive health services are also disproportionately impacted by reproductive toxins in our products and environment.
The European Union (EU) amended its Cosmetics Directive which now requires cosmetics companies to remove reproductive toxins, mutagens and carcinogens from personal care products.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the European Union has been working on its Cosmetics Directive, a regulatory action that requires European cosmetic companies and international companies marketing their products in the EU to eliminate chemicals in their products that are known or strongly suspected of being carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins.
The suit alleged smokeless tobacco manufacturers violated Proposition 65, the state's toxics warning law, by making a product containing two categories of chemicals defined by that law as carcinogens and reproductive toxins.
These include "Green Seal" products that are biodegradable, low in volatile organic compounds, low in aquatic and human toxicity, and free of such things as ammonia, phosphates and reproductive toxins.
At YOLO Colorhouse, we are proud of what's NOT in our paint: no VOCs, no reproductive toxins, no phthalates, no mutagens, no formaldehyde, no hazardous air pollutants, and no ozone-depleting compounds.
In the longer term, the GHS is expected to improve knowledge of chronic health hazards and encourage a move towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals, especially carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins, or their replacement with less hazardous ones.
It is clear that high-dose exposures to reproductive toxins such as TCDD result in an excess of daughters, and sex ratio changes are important markers of exposure.
But according to a 1998 analysis by the California Public Interest Research Group, nearly four million Californians live within half a mile of heavy applications of pesticides, a third of which are "designated by state or federal regulatory agencies as carcinogens, reproductive toxins or acute nerve poisons.
b) Inventory product ingredients for suspected carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive toxins, and for chemicals that affect the endocrine system, accumulate in the body or persist in the environment;
Many are known or suspected carcinogens, reproductive toxins, developmental toxins, and/or physical irritants, and can be particularly harmful to the sick and the elderly.

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