In a Heartbeat: Food Chemical BPS Hinders Heart Function within Minutes of Exposure

The results of a new scientific study researching potential health effects to the industrialized food additive BPS (BPA’s counterpart replacement for lining food and beverage containers in the U.S. food supply) BPS can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure.

New Talc-Cancer Study: Significant Link Found Only for Some Women

In the largest study to date to explore the possible link between talc use and ovarian cancer, researchers failed to find a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer from talc use overall. However an increased risk for ovarian cancer did appear among certain women who used talc on the genital area.  That increased risk was for women with intact reproductive tracts.

Delta Air Employees Sue Lands End Over Toxic Clothing Chemicals

A lawsuit has been filed by flight attendants and other Delta Air Lines employees against Land’s End alleging their new uniforms are produced with chemicals that are causing them serious health problems.  The class-action lawsuit against Lands’ End, alleges that the uniforms provided by the clothing company are “toxic” and causing workers health issues. 

Exposure to PBDE in the Womb Linked to Lifelong Metabolic Disorder

The effects of the common flame retardant PBDE (present in everything from baby pajamas to plastics and furniture) may be both serious and potentially lifelong for unborn children.  A new scientific study has revealed that when mothers-to-be are exposed to the chemical during pregnancy their unborn children are also exposed (via the umbilical cord and later, breast milk) and that this perinatal exposure to PBDE is linked with a lifelong metabolic disorder affecting the liver of the unborn child throughout life making them vulnerable to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Consumer BPA Exposure Much Higher than Originally Thought

Using new direct testing methods, scientific experts on the chemical BPA have made a new discovery: Previous estimates of the levels of BPA consumers are exposed to each day have been based on flawed, inaccurate testing methods. The previous measurements and estimates that have been used by regulatory agencies–including the FDA**–have underestimated exposure levels by as much as 44 times. With new, more advanced methods*** scientists are now able to see that previous estimates of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical are far greater than regulators and legislators believed when establishing guidelines for what is “safe” exposure levels for U.S. children and adults.