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.
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.
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.
For decades many scientists have believed that "the dose makes the poison" -- a chemical may be harmless in small amounts but devastating in higher amounts. But this latest research demonstrates that endocrine-disrupting chemicals act differently than other substances.
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.
That's the way it is for toxic products and processes: There are safe alternatives for them. There are safe substitutes for virtually every deadly product and process. The problem? The vested interests that continue to push and defend them.
A week after giving birth to my son, Felix, I was in crisis. Trying to figure out which products -- from teethers to bubble bath to dish soap -- were truly safe and nontoxic was becoming a source of constant stress.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down recently with Florence Williams, author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, to talk about breast health and what's really in our breast milk.
If you are in an organization that believes that sustainability is anti-business, consider that those who support the free market believe in shareholder wealth maximization and in growing their business.