"Between my endometriosis, my uterine fibroids (which have caused constant disruptions and pain all of my adult life and
Phthalate exposure is a serious health issue. Even at low levels, they can interfere with human hormones. Animal studies
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. Many of the women said they hadn't
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.
4. HOW do I avoid fragrance? Many of us work hard to make good food choices--such as eating organic and avoiding hormones
Make 2014 the year you take the steps to reduce your "body burden" of chemicals that you inhale, ingest, and absorb that
It's this rise and dispersal of information that experts and advocates said they believe is the key to solving our toxic
Lab studies have shown that phthalates can cause inflammation, but this needs to be studied in humans. Other ideas about
For years, hundreds of thousands of parents have been demanding reform -- just look at how some companies dropped the hormone disruptor BPA in plastics, for instance, because of consumers' protests.
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.
Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, noted that the EPA had withdrawn the two rules in
In 2010, Pediatrics published a study that found one in 10 girls have already begun developing breasts -- the first sign
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.
So what is the biggest offender? Lotion. "People are so concerned with avoiding pesticides in their food by eating organic
Have you ever used a scented product that resulted in itchy, red, or blotchy skin? Or have you had a rash that's hard to
"We just don't milk a cow with our hands anymore," said Swan. "Whenever food is processed through a tube, whether it's milk