Chemicals in Your Life


You may not be aware, but chances are that you are surrounded by chemicals in your daily life. It has been estimated that millions of chemical substances are now on the market, while about 100,000 chemicals are inventoried in the U.S. commerce, of which a majority is not regulated.

On the other hand, information on the human health and environmental risks posed by the large number of chemicals in commercial use is limited, and often inadequate if available. Although relatively few chemicals are thought to be extremely hazardous to human health, data necessary for exposure and risk assessment are unavailable for the vast majority of chemicals we encounter in our daily lives.

One of the goals of the Hoffman Program is to promote public awareness regarding the prevalence of chemicals, and of environmental substances such as mold, which have potentially harmful health effects to the general population,