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Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

From PCOS to Breast Cancer: Understanding the Epidemic of Hormone Failure

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

As we all stop to think about breast cancer and cancer prevention, begin your cancer prevention plan by understanding the concepts, your hormones and your risks -- at any age.

Lynne Peeples

Surprise Finding Adds To Health Worries Over Ocean Plastic | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

Scientists are looking for -- and finding -- little bits of plastic in a lot of places lately: ice cores, deep sea sediments, coral reefs, crab gills,...

Little Women, Big Risks

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

We have to let our girls have their girlhood and not be pushed into premature womanhood. It's not healthy for them as children and continues to affect them as adults.

Lynne Peeples

Another Reason To Care About BPA In Things You Touch Every Day | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and s...

These Are The 12 Worst Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 10/28/2013 01:09 PM EDT on LiveScience An environmental health advocacy organization has released a list of what ...

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.

3 Steps the FDA Can Take in 2013 to Show It Is Protecting Americans From Harm

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

For as welcome as the new food safety programs are, the FDA is still plagued with problems. It moves at a glacial pace in the face of pressing health hazards, like its three-decade-long refusal to act on its own findings that the use of antibiotics in livestock feed threatens human health.

How to Smell Nice Without All the Nasty Stuff

Ian Carey | Posted 02.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ian Carey

Replacing my bathroom products with non-toxic or DIY alternatives was not very difficult or expensive, and they all worked great. But it made me wonder why more guys don't pay greater attention to the chemicals they are putting in their bodies through their personal care products.

The Best Sunscreens To Use -- And Lose

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Mindy Pennybacker

Even if you aren't a beach goer and you don't live in a sunny state like Hawaii, which I call home, you're still in danger -- perhaps more so!

I'm Sorry to Say it, but I was Right About BPA: It IS Dangerous!

Carla Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carla Wise

Its usually great to be right. But not this time. Four years ago, I began warning people about bisphenol A (BPA), a primary ingredient in polycarbon...

FDA Still Dragging Its Feet on Triclosan

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Surveys of the U.S. population from ages six to over 65 have found residues of triclosan -- marketed as reducing the growth of harmful bacteria -- in over three-quarters of people.

Petroleum in Perfume

Stacy Malkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacy Malkan

You may notice it in the funny, unpleasant feeling you get when standing in an enclosed space with somebody who is wearing too much perfume. If so, you're not alone.

Chemicals In Everyday Products Turning Boys Into Girls?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

A new report from the Danish Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), highlights the critical risks facing toddlers from gender bending chemicals in everyday products.

Cans: A Source Of BPA

Wendy Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Gordon

Most people are probably exposed to more BPA from eating canned food or drinking canned soda than from drinking out of a polycarbonate bottle.

Keep the Gifts Under the Tree Toxics-Free

Nena Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nena Baker

A group called tested 1500 toys this year and found 20 percent of them contained lead, with children's jewelry leading the most contaminated category.