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That nice waxy glide as you floss your teeth? Turns out it could be courtesy of PFAS, the "forever chemicals" that hijacks hormones and is linked to reproductive problems, birth defects, testicular cancer and a host of other diseases.

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EHN founder and chief scientist Dr. Pete Myers talks with Host Steve Curwood about the study findings and how to protect patients from harm caused by endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Twenty years after first suggesting it, federal regulators on Monday proposed adding a group of plastic additives common in toys, flooring and fabric coatings to its list of toxic chemicals, concluding that it can "reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer and serious or irreversible chronic health effects in humans."

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When Dr. Rob Sargis sees a patient struggling with obesity, his recommendations go beyond diet and exercise. He may advise them to stop heating things in plastics, or to avoid congested roads during rush hour.

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EHN reporter Kristina Marusic recently discussed the mental health impacts of pollution on an episode of "Mad in America," a podcast about science, psychiatry, and social justice.

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