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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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MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef

Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England after Brexit, the government has been warned.

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Food waste in the time of COVID-19: the real reason to cry over spilt milk

Let’s focus on the systems that allowed waste to be created in the first place, while causing pollution, animal suffering and threats to human health.
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Will a US-UK trade deal leave us with a plateful of problems?

You may or may not mind chicken dipped in chlorine, but there is far more at stake, for the consumer, the farmers and the ecosystem.

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Researchers find sunscreen chemicals in Chesapeake oysters

Antibiotics, natural and synthetic hormones were also detected in water, sediment and bivalve tissue.

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Utah researchers find link between hormone change and autism risk

University of Utah researchers have discovered a link between increased levels of a type of estrogen in babies in their second trimester and risk for autism, according to a new study.
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BPA substitutes linked to obesity in children and teens

Two chemicals used as substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) may contribute to childhood weight gain and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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A common household chemical may cause thyroid problems for cats

Many older cats suffer from health problems caused by a hyperactive thyroid, and while there's no single cause of the condition, hormone-disturbing chemicals in the environment are thought to be an important factor.

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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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Shrimp in England's rural rivers are laced with traces of cocaine

A new study also detected low levels of dozens of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in shrimp from the county of Suffolk.

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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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In a scientific first, researchers gave people BPA — and saw a link to precursor of type 2 diabetes

A first-of-its-kind study of a small group of people exposed to a very small amount of bisphenol-A (BPA) is raising questions about the federal government's stance that low doses of the common chemical are safe — as well as the ethics of conducting such an experiment on humans.

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Naomi Oreskes: Science or quackery? The study of hormones has been both, a new book suggests

Randi Hutter Epstein’s “Aroused” looks at the history of hormone research and the many missteps along the way.
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Chemicals in food may harm children, pediatricians’ group says

A major pediatricians' group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food.

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Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

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