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Endocrine Disruptors

Unfinished Business On Chemical Safety

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

In June, President Obama signed landmark legislation to ensure the safety of commercial chemicals found in countless everyday products from furniture to clothing to cleaning supplies.

Sunscreen May Hurt Male Fertility, Study Warns

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living

As summer approaches, new evidence suggests men should be aware of what they're using to protect their skin -- particularly if they're planning on sta...

Can Oil Spills Make You Fat?

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

A study published by the faculty of Medical University of South Carolina indicates that oil spills and the chemicals used to clean up those spills may be contributing to the obesity epidemic.

The Importance of Detoxification for Health

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Spring is upon us, a perfect time of year for detoxification. As the seasons change, many of us are motivated to do 'spring cleaning' in our homes and...

3 Types of Products That Pollute Our Water

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Here are three types of products you should put a little thought into before purchasing, as the wrong varieties can have lasting, harmful effects on our waterways, our environment, and ourselves.

Lynne Peeples

Household Chemicals May Explain Rising Rates Of Male Infertility | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

Bisphenol A and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals may be wreaking havoc on sperm and stymying some couples' hopes of having children, warns ne...

Lynne Peeples

Mounting Health Concerns Over Fracking Chemicals | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green

April Lane's work often brings her to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she monitors pollution from natural gas production sites around the area's rich sh...

Changing Your Habits Early in Life Is Key to Preventing Breast Cancer

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

These simple recommendations to eat a plant-based diet, be physically active each day, and avoid alcohol can help our girls avoid breast cancer in later life.

Despite Progress, Long Fight Ahead to Protect Rare Wildlife From Pesticides

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

The Environmental Protection Agency, which is charged with protecting us and the environment from the risks of pesticide use, has failed to assess the impact of literally hundreds of pesticides on our nation's endangered species despite a clear legal requirement to do so.

Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

Everyday Chemicals Just May Damage Sperm Cells, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

New research suggests that so-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals in many foods and household items put the whammy on human sperm cells, potentially...

Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

Beth Greer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a recent study by the World Health Organization. The exposure happens on a daily basis from being in contact with items like soap, shampoo, cleaners, drinking water, food and plastic containers.

Lynne Peeples

Nature Has A Promising Replacement For Hormone-Scrambling Plastics: Shrimp Shells | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Javier Fernandez admits he's not a huge fan of chess. "I'm not very good either," he says. Nevertheless, his queen, king, rook and knight are attr...

Endocrine Disruptors: Latest Threat to Surface Waters

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The United States has one of the world's best systems for both wastewater and potable water treatment and distribution; however, that doesn't mean we are without challenges.

Safe Shmafe: How Slate's Latest Article on Pesticides Got It (Really) Wrong

Kristin Wartman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Why wouldn't we seek to further regulate all toxic substances on our foods, whether organic or not, rather than concluding we might as well eat the conventional foods?

Salivary Testing for Hormone Levels: Good Idea or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I would recommend using cortisol saliva testing if you need to figure out the severity of adrenal fatigue, but leave the other hormone testing to your serum tests, where the studies support more consistency to the results so that you get more for the money you are paying for your health.

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

Flame-retardant chemicals permeate the world, and the bodies of nearly every person. But a new film and a new scientific study point to two groups of ...

Lynne Peeples

Watchdog Warns Hormone Disruptors Are 'Not Just BPA' | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

Bisphenol A has gotten a much higher profile in recent years, as the "BPA-free" label adorns an increasing number of water bottles and baby products. ...

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?

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.

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...

Earth Day Highlights Challenges That Remain

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

As we come to celebrate Earth Day and the planet that provides a home to our species, we should ask ourselves if we need barbed wire and mines to stop the degradation of the ecosystem that supports us.

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.

Hormones Out of Whack: The Global Threat From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Michael Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

I can imagine a world where children are not threatened by harmful chemicals in their daily lives, where simple acts of precaution are commonplace, and where our families' health matters more than short-term profits.