A study of 213 commonly used consumer products identified 55 chemicals tied to asthma or endocrine disruptors. Products tested by Battelle Labs included detergents, personal-care products, cleaners and cosmetics. Industry groups say the study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, is flawed. "[T]he research does not demonstrate that proper use of these products is contributing to health and safety problems," according to Richard Sedlak of the American Cleaning Institute.

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