Posts Tagged ‘endocrine disruptors’

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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