Douglas Fischer

BPA exposure health
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Everyone is likely overexposed to BPA

If you're using plastic, you're likely above acceptable health safety levels.

Our exposure to a common plastic additive linked to breast cancer and obesity likely exceeds health thresholds set by governments worldwide.

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Global sperm counts are declining. Shanna Swan knows why.

Financial Times reporter Sarah Neville tells the story of endocrine disrupting chemistry through a gorgeous profile of scientist Shanna Swan and her quest to understand why sperm counts have dropped so precipitously in men worldwide.

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Our governing board

Environmental Health Sciences is proud to have a diverse board of leaders in media, technology and nonprofit management.

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PFAS linked to weight gain: Study

Frustrated that the pounds keep flooding back after losing weight on a diet?

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Flowering Quince Spring
Flowering Quince by Matt H., in Washington D.C.

Your signs of spring abound!

BOZEMAN, Mont.—Spring in Montana this year means an abundance of snow and skiing. I'm not sure when I'll see green.

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An economists' 'answer to everything.' Hint: It takes nature

Partha Dasgupta is a Cambridge University economist who has criticized politicians and economists for not including the cost of Earth's destruction when tallying things like economic growth.

This engaging video featuring Dasgupta and Danish actor Alexander Skarsgård boils his 600-page treatise down to five minutes.

Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich says "watching this is likely your mind's best use of five minutes this week."

The bottom line: We have to start accounting for Nature.

Not doing so, Skarsgård notes in the video, is like tracking your soccer team's success using only the goals it scores. The "score" might be impressive, but you have no idea if your team is winning or losing.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Environmental Journalist Peter Dykstra talks greening cities, House Republicans, climate change and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Burgers and fries with a side of PFAS

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LISTEN: How Western media could better cover climate change in the Middle East

“The whole media of the Western countries don’t do justice to some of the works being done here.”

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Maybe we don’t need Jamaican coffee in the middle of US winter.

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LISTEN: Bruce Lanphear on how we’re failing to protect people from pesticides

Lanphear recently resigned as the co-chair of the Health Canada scientific advisory committee on pest control products.