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Endocrine Disruptor

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.

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.

For Some Chemicals, Less Is More

Michael Green | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

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.

How to Avoid Phthalates (Even Though You Can't Avoid Phthalates)

Maia James | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

f you're like me, you're already failing at most of your New Year's resolutions (I'm still not making my bed every day, and I haven't been to a yoga class yet in January). One goal that I am tackling in earnest? Banishing phthalates from my home once and for all.

The Chemical Exposure That Keeps Going and Going and Going

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

For many years it was thought that our genes were the whole game -- the stuff that determined our appearance, our aptitudes, and even our susceptibility to disease. But we now know it's more complicated than that. It turns out that not all of our genes are active. Some are turned "on" and others are turned "off."

Plastic Wars: Science Loses in Renewed Campaign Against Plasticizers

Jon Entine | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

No science based agency in the US, Europe or elsewhere has found direct links between phthalates and human health. But this doesn't stop some groups from plying on consumer fears.

With the European Union and a Slew of New Studies Reaffirming the Safety of BPA, At What Point Will the Science Prevail?

Jon Entine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

I've heard a lot of talk about BPA, almost none of it good. It's used in all kinds of things: electronics, DVDs, car dashboards, eyeglass lenses and polycarbonate plastics, from microwavable containers to infant sippy cups.

About BPA: Do You Feel Lucky?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

BPA, a synthetic estrogen as well as a plastics hardener, disrupts the endocrine system and causes a growing list of chronic, often permanent disorders in lab animals.

What's Worse than Chemo? A Common Toxin that Renders It Less Effective

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Going through the insult of chemotherapy is bad enough. But discovering that it could be undermined by a hazard the FDA refuses to regulate makes it worse.

Warning: This Agency's Recommendations May be Hazardous to Your Health -- The First in a Three-Part Series

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

There was a time when the FDA was considered the gold standard throughout the world in maintaining drug and food safety. Today, however, the agency's image is tarnished almost beyond repair.