"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
Preterm birth, defined as the birth of an infant before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a leading cause of death or long-term neurological
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.
Denison noted that, given how long these rules have been waiting at OMB, their fate seemed inevitable. OIRA had the two rules
Endocrine disruptors -- basically, chemicals that change your hormones -- include BPA, found in hard plastics, food can linings
The danger isn't only in your makeup bag, either. Check out more toxic household products below: Beautycounter has created
  Which is why I believe fragrance ingredients, including allergens, should be disclosed to consumers to allow them to protect
Fierens' research has also found that plastics are just the tip of the iceberg. Because phthalates and BPA are also used
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.