There are distressing results from a new scientific study focusing on the adverse health effects from chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products: At least two of these chemicals have now been shown to damage the DNA of breast cells–even at low doses.
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.
A team of MIT biological engineering scientists have developed a new toxicology screening test for chemicals. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the screening test offers specialized detection of DNA damage in cells that can quickly and accurately predict whether cancer will develop from new chemicals coming on the market.
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.
NIH research reveals that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products.
New case study findings have strengthened the link between talcum powder, asbestos (which can be co-mingled with talc due to mining processes) and mesothelioma–a deadly cancer of the lining of organs (most often occurring in the lining around the lungs or the abdomen).
Disinfectant and other chemicals in public tap water is linked with increased risk for cancer.
Scientists have announced that two separate studies indicate that flavoring additives and thickening additives in vape may be linked to (1) cancer, and (2) the mysterious vaping lung illness some vapers have recently been experiencing.
There is evidence suggesting that the compost-based, eco-friendly food packaging used by some carryout restaurants and delis contain toxic PFAS chemicals which have been demonstrated to leach into the food–and therefore into the consumer’s body.
The CEO of Bayer is now saying the company would be willing to settle with all the litigants suing with claims their cancer diagnoses were the result of the controversial chemical glyphosate in RoundUp Weedkiller.