Portland group key to convincing General Mills to drop chemical from mac-and-cheese processing

Annie's Homegrown will eliminate ortho-phthalates, which make plastics more flexible but may also pose health risks, from its production equipment.
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Pete Myers: Our failure on fertility

Your hormones have been hijacked.

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WATCH: Fertility crisis leaves little time for solutions

On fertility, we are running out of time.

And the growing number of plastics in our lives are accelerating the crunch.

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Count Down: Hormonal havoc in our midst

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Op-ed: What are sperm telling us?

Scientists are concerned by falling sperm counts and declining egg quality. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be the problem.
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Use of disinfectants has soared, sparking new examination of ingredients

Disinfectant use has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as people try to keep their hands and surfaces clean. But one family of cleaning chemicals is receiving scrutiny for potential health concerns.

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www.cnn.com
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Health impacts of synthetic chemicals doubled in last 5 years

Synthetic chemicals aren't good for you. Examples of how endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides and other US products impact health have doubled in the last five years, and now include obesity, breast cancer, diabetes and more.
medium.com
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Externalities are our existential threat

It’s the “ex’s” we need to worry about the most. Externalities that create an existential threat. The ultimate threat: Our extinction.
www.haaretz.com
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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.

www.nytimes.com
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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.
www.sfchronicle.com
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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.

www.independent.ie
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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.
www.theguardian.com
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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
www.theguardian.com
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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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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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