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Pollution is causing wild fish deformities in California

A new study demonstrates how high selenium concentrations, primarily from industrial and agricultural runoff, can affect wild fish.

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Half of us face obesity, dire projections show

By 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese.
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Plastic-munching mealworms may be key to helping clean environment

Mealworms can eat and digest plastic and could potentially be deployed en masse to help rid the world of plastic garbage.

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France to ban widely used crop fungicide over health concerns

France’s health and safety regulator has decided to ban a widely used crop fungicide after classifying it as a so-called endocrine disruptor posing risks for humans and the environment.
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Sperm counts are on the decline – could plastics be to blame?

A recent study that tested both men and dogs added to concerns that chemicals in the environment are damaging the quality and quantity of sperm
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From lipstick to burgers: How our lives have become so chemical dependent

The start of the suburban sprawl changed the US into a nation of voracious consumers, and the chemical industry responded by creating products to meet those demands.

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Explained: The toxic threat in everyday products, from toys to plastic

Thousands of potentially harmful chemicals are in products ranging from electronics to medical equipment and carpets in the US.

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Illinois lawmakers targeting harmful chemical found in receipts

State senators passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit BPA from being used in paper for business and banking records. Cash register paper and debit card and sales receipts would be included.

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Europe's Greens ready to be kingmakers in EU elections

Green candidates, on course for their best showing, could play a big role in a divided parliament. This will be important for climate, plastics, toxification and especially endocrine disruption.

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Jerry Heindel: A new hub for the science of hormone disruptors

When I was a Scientific Program Administrator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) I saw a lot of scientists doing strong research on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

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How to minimize exposures to hormone disrupters

Experts say adults and children alike can benefit from avoiding canned goods and certain plastics and substituting natural products for commercial cleaning products.
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Insecticide linked to increased breast cancer risk — 40 years after exposure

Melinda Lewis remembers splashing in the irrigation canals that outlined her grandpa's walnut and almond groves in the late 1960s.

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More bad phthalate news: Early life exposure linked to decreased motor skills

Kids exposed to phthalates prenatally and as 3-year-olds have decreased motor skills later in their childhood, according to a new study.

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What’s plastic doing to our bodies? This all-female team is investigating.

To trace the path of plastic from the ocean to our bodies, an eXXpedition sailed 3,000 miles of garbage-filled seas.
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