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The everyday chemicals that might be leading us to our extinction

In “Count Down,” Shanna Swan tells a story of declining sperm count, rising infertility and the possible extinction of the human species.
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Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is winning praise from a coalition of environmental, health and labour groups for its commitment to stop using receipt paper that contains a potentially dangerous chemical.
theintercept.com
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Shanna Swan: Toxic chemicals threaten ability to reproduce

In a new book, epidemiologist Shanna Swan looks at the impact of environmental chemicals on human sexuality and reproductive systems.
ensia.com
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Life-saving drinking water disinfectants have a “dark side”

Disinfecting drinking water against pathogens is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S. Solutions exist, though.

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Toxics

Are industrial chemicals killing rare whales and familiar dolphins?

Dozens of beached animals on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained high levels of pollutants and heavy metals in their blubber and liver tissues, a new study shows.

www.floridatoday.com
Toxics

Can plastic bottle caps help cleanse the Indian River Lagoon?

Researchers found bags of bottle caps can serve as a home-base for bacteria to remove excess nitrogen from the water, lessening toxic algae blooms
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Justice

Was plastics being mixed with oil in Mauritius spill to produce a horror ‘Frankenstein fuel’?

New findings from leading international scientists warn of 'unusual' characteristics discovered in Mauritius oil spill, 'unlike anything seen in an oil spill before.'

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Toxics

The chemicals to avoid in your shampoo and body wash

A new study conducted by the Silent Spring Institute looks at how chemicals can build up in the body through common exposures.

Originals

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

Beach sands around the world are laced with the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to new research that calls attention to a less well-known source of exposure to the hormone-mimicking chemical.

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High BPA levels linked to 49% greater risk of death within 10 years, study says

The chemical BPA, found in the lining of canned foods and many plastics and in thermal receipts, was linked to a 49% greater risk of death within 10 years, according to a new study.
Toxics

New experiments measure how much plastic is in our bodies

We know we’re ingesting plastic every day. But what happens to it is still a mystery. Scientists are now trying to figure out how much is staying in our organs, and what the long-term health effects might be.
Originals

More bad news for BPA: Novel analysis adds to evidence of chemical’s health effects

Exposure to minuscule amounts of bisphenol-A can cause a multitude of health problems, including effects on the developing brain, heart, and ovaries, according to a paper published on Thursday that integrates data from several animal studies.

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www.discovermagazine.com
Toxics

Many BPA-free plastics are toxic. Some are worse than BPA

More than 50 different chemicals are now pumped into consumer products in place of BPA. These BPA-free alternatives can be as bad as — or worse than — the original.
Originals

BPA exposure and hormone changes are a dangerous combo for aging men

It's an uncomfortable, often embarrassing problem—having to pee a lot, but not getting relief when you go.

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Toxics

Study: early BPA exposure may cause 'premature ageing' of liver epigenome

Susceptibility to metabolic disorders could increase as a result, results suggest.

From our Newsroom

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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