Posts Tagged ‘endocrine disruptors’

Phthalates Targeted by Senator Feinstein

Phthalates Targeted by Senator Feinstein

Phthalates are being targeted by Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein (D-CA) is set to wage a new crusade in a wake of a sobering study published this week: She wants to get hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates out of our food packaging. Research in both animals and humans has linked exposure to endocrine disruptors in the womb…

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Toxic Paper We Are Exposed to Everyday

Toxic Paper We Are Exposed to Everyday

Toxic paper is a danger we are exposed to everyday. A new report published this week shows the regulatory gaps in how the US manages chemicals in our food. The main chemical studied was perchlorate, a well-known endocrine disruptor. Now, it is known that this chemical has the ability to affect  thyroid fucntion and can adversely impact…

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Endocrine Disruptors: The Fight Continues

Endocrine Disruptors: The Fight Continues

Endocrine disruptors are in the news again in Europe. The debate is on the agenda of the European Parliament this week. MEPs will not abide by the rules of industry lobbies. Chemicals that disrupt hormone systems must be banned – no exceptions. These harmful chemicals are found in an unbelievable number of products that we use…

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Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Keeping our daughters safe from endocrine disruptors is a challenge, to say the least. Little girls exposed to phthalates in early childhood showed signs of lowered thyroid function, researchers at Columbia University have found. Phthalates (pronounced “tha-lates”) are a family of chemicals that are used to make plastic and vinyl softer and more flexible; they’re also used…

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