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A Connecticut-based environmental health coalition is putting a human face on the widespread prevalence of toxic chemicals in the bodies of Americans—and one of those faces is New Haven state Sen. Toni Harp’s (pictured).

Harp participated in a seven-state study to gauge how many people harbor three chemicals found in all kinds of consumer products, including baby toys and baby bottles.

The three substances—pthalates, bisphenol A and PBDEs—have been linked in human and animal studies to birth defects, mental retardation, cancer and other health problems.

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