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5 Weird Places Toxins Are Lurking

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maia James

We all know the health risks posed by environmental toxins, and you probably do a pretty good job of avoiding many of them -- you buy organic food, wa...

New Study Identifies Factor That Could Contribute To Miscarriage Risk

AP | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BOSTON (AP) — New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriag...

Lynne Peeples

Breast Cancer Lessons From Canine 'Canaries In The Coal Mine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green

When his beloved Great Pyrenees Malcolm died of bone cancer at age 6, Luke Robinson resolved to learn why. "I didn't even know dogs could get cance...

Disrupted Development: The Dangers of Prenatal BPA Exposure

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Wait, so we may be setting the stage for diseases like breast cancer before a baby is even born?

How Dangerous Are Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates in Everyday Beauty Products?

Quora | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matt Harbowy, Data Wrangler, former Ph.D. student, Chemistry, Cornell University, 1991-1993 T...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Quietly Withdraws Two Proposed Chemical Safety Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency this week quietly withdrew two draft rules dealing with the regulation of chemicals. The potential r...

Chemical In Plastics Could Be In Your Blood, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

When Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, we spoke about the dangers of BPA, a chemical that is found...

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

The FDA: Working Hard to Protect Industry

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Kristin Wartman

Looking more closely at these decisions, however, it seems that the FDA is really more interested in appeasing industry, than doing its duty to protect the public. So what action is the FDA really taking?

Endocrine Disruptors Heat Up the Hill

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Endocrine disruptors -- basically, chemicals that change your hormones -- include BPA, found in hard plastics, food can linings and cash register rece...

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A recent report, co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, suggests a ban of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be needed to protect the health of future generations.

The Average American Woman Puts How Many Products On Her Skin Each Day?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Style

"The average American woman puts between 12 and 20 chemicals on their skin 365 days a year." Sounds shocking, right? But stop for a moment to think ab...

Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor? (videos)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Gerendasy

In part 1 of this interview, Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of the Orego...

Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

In addition to the traditionally acknowledged risk factors for breast cancer, scientists are increasingly coming to understand that many chemicals commonly found in products we use daily may also be contributing to the very high incidence of breast cancer.

Boys With Boobs: Hidden Chemicals Fed to Kids Can Impact Their Health

Beth Greer | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in the everyday products we use in our homes may be negatively affecting our hormones, says a newly-released study by WHO, the World Health Organization.

Butch, Sundance & BPA

Alex Formuzis | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

If Gov. Brown's administration follows through with designating BPA as a health risk and the industry lawsuit fails, not only will California families benefit, so could the rest of the country.

The Hidden Danger in Recycled Toilet Paper

Maia James | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

Would you guess that the product recommendation I struggle with most in my consulting practice is toilet paper?

Lynne Peeples

Chemical Creep: 'We Just Don't Know Where The Contamination Is Coming From'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

Brent Collett already had some inklings about the pervasiveness of hormone-mimicking chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA). He knew, ...

Regulate BPA out the Door

Molly Rauch | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

What's wrong with the system? Why don't our regulations prioritize the prevention of chronic health problems due to massive exposures to questionable chemicals?

WATCH: Half Of All Receipts Are Coated With Dangerous Chemical

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The FDA rejected a call last year to ban Bisphenol A, a chemical more commonly known as BPA, stating that there was "not compelling scientific evidenc...

Afternoon Tracks: Hormone Mimics, Toxic Air, Dirty Dare And More

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback via email or Twitter. Chemicals that mess with hormones in humans and wildlife such ...

Say Goodbye to the Campbell's Soup Can?

Paul Alexander | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science
Paul Alexander

Today's version of the metal can could be a thing of the past, if a consortium of activist groups gets its way. Their target is a chemical that, if banned, could change the very way food is packaged.

BPA's New Status: Reproductive Toxin

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of Environmental Working Group Full disclosure: Over the years (though not in the last 15), I've been asked to l...

Drinking Buddies: Five BPA-Free Drink Containers

Sierra | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Sierra

Whether you prefer your beverages hot or cold, there's no need to ever again slink out of the coffee shop feeling guilty. These reusable drink containers -- all BPA-free -- will keep you from wasting cups and bottles.

Friday Freak Out: BPA May Create An Even Bigger Hormonal Mess

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome again to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback or ideas for environmental health topics via email or Twitter. Among its devas...