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Endocrine Disruptors

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.

Is Antibacterial Soap Making Your Kids Fat? How Hormone Disruptors Wreak Havoc on Health

Beth Greer | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

This post is part of a series I will be writing on chemicals in our everyday products that may act as endocrine disruptors. These include the antibacterial chemical tricolsan, found in many personal care products.

Lynne Peeples

Safer Substitutes Or Toxic Treadmill? Alternative Chemicals Pose Same Dangers As Predecessors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

Elizabeth Crowe recently learned that the red couch in her family's living room holds a toxic secret -- hidden inside its foam filling is a toxic chem...

Now Undeniable: Breast Cancer That Comes With the Job

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Women should not have to face a cancer diagnosis because of the work they do. And none of us should have to face this devastating disease because industry and government failed to protect us.

Catherine Pearson

Why Are Young Boys Going Through Puberty?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents

Puberty is one of the biggest, and often most awkward, changes that boys go through, and a new study shows it starts six months to two years earlier t...

Does Stanford's Study on Organic Food Have You Seeing Red? Does It Mean You Could Save Some Green in Your Eating?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.

The Top 10 Reasons Why Every Kid Needs Organic Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Hello, readers! I was asked to give a talk to some parents at my kid's school, so I thought I'd share this with you, too. I've broken it down into 5...

What's Good for Your Health Is Good for the Planet!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It always amazes and befuddles me that all people don't see the connection between their health and the environment. I guess it's easier for me than...

Lynne Peeples

Dreading Dread Skeeter: Is Expanding Pest Control Business Exposing Kids To Toxic Pesticides?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

Dread Skeeter poses on the cover of the coloring book, a backpack-mounted pesticide spray gun in his hand and muscles bulging under his T-shirt. A few...

Lynne Peeples

FDA Made 'Wrong Call' On BPA In Food Containers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

"Ludicrous." "Bogus." "Illogical." Scientists and public health advocates expressed frustration on Friday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Lynne Peeples

FDA Close To Critical Decision On BPA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

UPDATE: 3/30 4:00 p.m. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it will continue to allow bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and bever...

Are Chemicals In Common Household Products Making You Sick?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

What's lurking in your household products? According to a recent study of more than 200 cleaning and personal care products, troublesome estrogen-mimi...

Lynne Peeples

New Ways To Protect Unborn Babies From Onslaught Of Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

Laura Vandenberg worries whenever she hears a pregnant friend talk about painting a nursery. She gets even more concerned when she learns of a childbe...

Lynne Peeples

Unwelcome Wells: Is Natural Gas Drilling Poisoning Our Children's Air?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green

If everything goes as planned, Angie Nordstrum's son may look out the window of his second-grade classroom at Red Hawk Elementary this fall and see a ...

End Game: The Petitions to Ban BPA

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

As scientists continue to study the effects of BPA on humans, the FDA is finding that it is the one under the microscope -- the microscope of public scrutiny, that is -- and what we are seeing is troubling.

Our Contaminated World

David Crews | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
David Crews

The FDA will soon announce whether to ban the use of bisphenol-A in food and beverage packaging. BPA is widely accepted by scientists as being an endocrine disruptor, and we support its ban because of demonstrable effects in wildlife and laboratory animals.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Chemical Under Attack, But Are Alternatives Any Safer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

As evidence mounts of the dangers of bisphenol-A, there is a rising urgency to purge the common chemical from consumer products. Several states hav...

Lynne Peeples

A Hormonal Mess: How An Everyday Chemical May Be Making Us Fat And Sick

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. -- ...

Atrazine Use Rises While EPA Twiddles Its Thumbs

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

It's been a good year for Syngenta, the maker of the endocrine-disrupting chemical atrazine. Last week, the company reported double-digest growth in sales and net income for the first half of 2011.

Here Comes the Sun!

Dr. Susanne Bennett | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susanne Bennett

Before stepping outside, we parents do want to be mindful about sun protection, and should apply a formula that protects our children's delicate skin.

There's No "Safe" Plastic, Already!

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

The latest science shows that plastics are really, really bad news. Hormone-disrupting chemicals were found to be leached from all kinds of plastics, including those labeled BPA-free.

Afraid to Eat: Can Food Kill You?

Lisa Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Turner

What's safe, clean and healthy? In general, of course, the best advice is to eat an organic diet of mostly fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes, with some grains and limited animal protein.

Gas Drilling With Brain-Damaging Chemicals Begins Near NYC's Water Source

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

Scientific research indicates that certain chemicals in large concentration in fracking fluid are carcinogens ann neurotoxins that act on the hormones and brain even in low concentrations.

The Environment Kills: OK, Sort of

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

Last week my wife showed me a study that found as little as a drink per day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer. We hugged, kissed, and lamented...

Obesogens: The New Excuse for Being Overweight

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

I get perverse pleasure from seeing true science and common sense play second fiddle to environmental fears. I just read a short opinion piece in the...