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Why Are Kids Entering Puberty Before They Enter School?

It's about time medical "experts" are finally recognizing the growing number of health problems no thanks to contact with toxic chemicals. Of specific concern are recent cases of puberty being reported among preschool children.

The speculated culprit: Accidental contact with endocrine disruptors present in many household products and cosmetics, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) -- better known as Teflon -- and bisphenol A, a common ingredient in many plastics.

No surprise, Congress told the EPA to develop a comprehensive screening program within three years a decade ago. The agency never got around to it, however, no thanks to efforts by representatives from the chemical industry serving on a program committee to squash it.

Some measures you can take to protect you and your children from common toxic substances:

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