"Sometimes it feels like our food supply is killing us. So many things are known carcinogens or affect our bodies and brains
Phthalates make plastic supple. They are used in plastic wrapping as well as plastic tubing, workers' gloves and other food
But we don't quite know what phthalates mean for health yet.
For me, this brought home the necessity for manufacturers and the government to take responsibility for keeping hazardous substances out of the marketplace. We cannot be totally effective gatekeepers for our own families.
Women in the study ranged in age from 20 to 49. More than half were overweight or obese. Douching is generally unnecessary
If it hasn't been incinerated, every piece of plastic ever produced is still with us. There is no time for any species to biologically adapt to cope with plastic, including us. We have to make an effort to culturally evolve with way less plastic.
Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.
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3. Chemical sunscreen filters--including oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. Over
And let's not forget the neurotoxic lead and other chemicals that leach from some fake plastic Christmas trees. Despite growing