The chemicals used in industrial chemical industry are known to cause health effects, according to a new study.
The results of a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University suggest the compounds used in these industries could be responsible for a range of adverse health effects.
The Cornell study, titled Chemicals, Industrial Chemical Industry and the Future of Environmental Health, is a joint effort between Cornell and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the agency responsible for conducting global assessments of carcinogens and toxic chemicals.
The results of the study, which was recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, indicate that chemicals used by industrial chemical companies and their workers could pose risks to human health, including reproductive, cardiovascular, lung, kidney and reproductive systems, the researchers write.
In addition, the findings suggest that the chemicals used can increase the risk of other serious health conditions, such as cancer, and may contribute to the worldwide epidemic of asthma.
The researchers analyzed data from a large number of industrial chemical industries in the United States.
The studies included the chemical industry’s own employees and the general population.
The study’s findings indicate that the industrial chemical company industry’s exposure to chemicals that are used in its products and processes poses risks to the general public, the authors write.
The researchers suggest that these exposures may increase the risks for several specific conditions, including cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
“Our results indicate that exposures to chemicals in the chemical industries are particularly concerning for individuals with elevated risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, cancer and reproductive health outcomes,” said co-author and Cornell professor of environmental health, Dr. Annette Hodge.
“Our findings indicate the chemical companies have a substantial risk for causing these diseases.
The chemicals they use could also be contributing to these diseases.”
The findings also indicate that there is an association between the chemicals companies use and adverse health outcomes in the general community.
“These findings are not surprising.
This is a result of the fact that the industry is not just responsible for the chemicals they are using but also for the general populace,” said Hodge, who is also the director of the Center for Toxicological Research and Policy Research at Cornell.”
The findings of this study highlight the importance of studying these industries for their health risks,” she said.”
We need to learn how they operate and how they produce chemicals and their products, and we need to understand how these chemicals are affecting the public.
That is an important step forward in our understanding of these chemicals and what they are doing to our health.”
The study found that the most common chemicals used to manufacture industrial chemical products were hexanesulfonic acid (HFOA), which is used to make many of the industrial chemicals used on a daily basis, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and hydrochloric acid, a chemical used to create certain industrial plastics.
Other chemicals found in the industrial compound, hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), were found to increase the rate of cancer in animals, and hydroquinone was found to cause reproductive toxicity in humans.
The authors also found that compounds that were added to industrial chemicals may also affect human health in one way or another.
“There is evidence that some chemicals in our environment, especially in our drinking water, can cause health problems, and that these chemicals could also pose health risks to individuals,” said study co-lead author and Cornell assistant professor of chemical engineering, Drs.
John R. Pomerantz and John M. Miller.
“This is particularly important because some chemicals are commonly used in food processing and the environment, and some of the most commonly used chemicals in agriculture and the water supply are highly toxic.
This research indicates that these compounds can be more harmful to the environment than other chemicals.”
The researchers caution that the data they gathered were limited, and additional research is needed to better understand the mechanisms by which chemicals and industrial chemicals affect health.