The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In this study, scientists reviewed the research linking dozens of chemicals present in our personal care products, home care products, general environment and our food to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.
Scientific studies have demonstrated that PFAS is a toxic chemical and numerous adverse health consequences have been linked to it including some kinds of cancers (especially breast, testicular and prostate cancers), liver problems, heart disease, hormonal disruption, low birth weight and numerous other health problems including thyroid problems, high cholesterol, kidney problems, prostate problems and fertility problems. Now, another adverse health consequence has been added to that list: tooth decay in children.
The results of a new scientific study demonstrated that many popular home water filtration systems are not filtering out toxic PFAS chemicals.
A new scientific study has revealed the process by which the common phthalate chemical DEHP (used to make plastic flexible) triggers birth defects, miscarriage and male infertility.
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.
They have been banned for years, but they are still in the environment–and in your food–and they have now been linked to premature death. Despite the ban, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) decompose very slowly and are stored in fatty tissue, so they remain present in animals and humans today.
Results from a recent scientific study have revealed that common synthetic chemicals found in food, personal care and household care … More
As we have reported numerous times over the past several years, phthalates, the endocrine-disrupting chemical compound in plastics commonly present … More
Many people are unaware that potentially dangerous chemicals of concern are lurking inside their homes. A few of the studies … More
Is exposure to phthalates during pregnancy dangerous? We have posted numerous studies over the years linking phthalates to a number … More