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This chemical can impair fertility, but it’s hard to avoid

Hormone-disrupting phthalates can be found in everything from plastics and household goods to personal care products. Studies have shown they may be harmful to women’s reproductive systems.
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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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

An article written by a group of 19 toxicologists has been published verbatim in eight toxicology journals in the last four months.

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The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in medicine and medical devices is grossly underestimated, and physicians have an ethical obligation to talk about these exposures with their patients, according to a new study.

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Household chemicals that harm fish were found in Susquehanna River. This research aims to help

Lead scientist Katie Hayden plans to publish recommendations for products people can use that don't have the harmful chemicals, which are called endocrine-disrupting compounds.

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Indoor air pollution and heavy metals linked to child obesity

When it comes to our bodies, we are what we eat—or so the adage goes.

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What′s driving Europe′s stance on glyphosate?

Chemicals giant Bayer has reached a settlement to end most of the current US lawsuits. Its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, plaintiffs insist, bit it's still used in many places in Europe and beyond.

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Endocrine disruptors in Europe: Nineteen "experts" are polluting the debate

Editor's note: This article was originally published at Le Monde and is republished here with permission.

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Sunscreen chemical research fails to find harm

Despite what can seem like alarming research, a dermatologist says the products are not necessarily dangerous.
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Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.
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Can’t eat gluten? Pesticides and nonstick pans might have something to do with it, study says

Researchers found that children with high levels of pesticides in their blood are twice as likely to develop celiac.
Originals

The perils of making decisions in the dark: Kathryn Rodgers

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the harmful consequences of leaders making critical decisions based on insufficient data, which end up hurting the most vulnerable communities.

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Confronting the chemicals that are worsening COVID-19

What affects how likely you are to die from the novel coronavirus?

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Leonardo Trasande, Benard Dreyer: The pandemic will haunt today’s children forever. But we can help them now.

Stress can be an endocrine disrupter, in the same way that synthetic chemicals disrupt hormonal functions that shape the development of the brain and other body systems.

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Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Building a library of American environmental classics (Part Two)

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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