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Pam Tazioli

profile of Pam Tazioli-participant in the Pollution in People study

Pam Tazioli's Chemical Profile

  • third highest level of phthalates, commonly found in medical devices, in our study
  • study detected likely carcinogen PFOA and known carcinogen arsenic

Chemical
Class      

Found in

Potential Health Effects

Found in Participant

Phthalates

(plasticizers and fragrance carriers)
PVC (vinyl) flooring, toys, shower curtains, personal care products, nail polish                 

harm to reproductive system development


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Toxic Flame Retardants

(PBDEs)
televisions, mattresses, furniture
learning deficits, hormone disruption
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Lead


PVC (vinyl), drinking water, paint and dust in older homes, hobby products
learning deficits

Mercury

coal plant emissions, fluorescent light bulbs, certain fish
learning deficits
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Arsenic

treated wood, pesticides, contaminated soil cancer

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PFCs

("Teflon chemicals")

coated food packaging such as french fry boxes; stain-protection treatments on carpeting and clothingcancer, organ damage, reproductive effects
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Pesticides




weed and pest sprays for farming, garden, and homes


cancer, nervous system harm, developmental effects, potential acute effects

DDT

(pesticide) and

PCBs

(industrial coolant)
banned but persistent toxics present in many food sources, especially animal and fish fats


nervous system harm




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read more about Pam Tazioli's exposure to phthalates in the report chapter "From Toys to Body Lotion"

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