Researchers examining the effects of pregnant women exposed to toxic chemicals in their homes have substantiated evidence linking exposure to phthalates to altered cognitive outcomes in their infants.
Results of a new study reveal that women with higher levels of phthalates in their system during pregnancy were most likely to suffer from postpartum depression.
Bill S.20 would restrict PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl — in consumer products sold in Vermont. It also includes restrictions on phthalates and bisphenols.
A scientific study has demonstrated that men who have been exposed in utero to products known to contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (Phthalates and pesticides in particular) are twice more likely to have semen volume and total sperm count per ejaculation below the reference values set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to the 2021 rating report card of retailers, a dozen major companies earned an “F” for failing to publicly address the growing problem of toxic chemicals that may be in the products they sell to consumers.
Researchers have just released a report revealing that between 2016 and 2020, the U.S. military oversaw the “clandestine burning” of more than 20 million pounds of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in low-income communities around the country.
Pregnant women exposed to even low doses of Propylparaben, a common chemical additive in food and personal care products, may have an increased risk of breast cancer.
Scientists have detected 109 industrial chemicals in pregnant women and newborn babies, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown.
Sunscreens containing two harmful petrochemicals, avobenzone and octocrylene, would be banned from sale in Hawai‘i under a bill passed today by the Hawai‘i Senate.
This bill follows a 2018 law banning oxybenzone and octinoxate sunscreens. Studies show that all four of these petrochemical sunscreens are toxic to human health, coral reefs and marine species.
Scientists report that brominated fire retardant (BFR) chemicals in household furniture, products (including cookware) and electronics like laptop computers appear to increase the risk of breast cancer.