In a new re-evaluation of the health effects of food chemical BPA, European Health Safety Experts (EFSA) have concluded that dietary exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA) is a health concern for consumers across all age groups. EFSA’s experts identified potentially harmful health effects of BPA on the immune system.
Category: Weight Gain Obesity
Plastic Food Containers Causing Weight Gain: Study
The findings from a new scientific study suggest that chemicals linked to weight gain are present in numerous types of plastic food wrappers and containers and are migrating into the food we eat.
Fracking Chemicals Toxic and Dangerous: Growing Scientific Evidence
There is growing scientific evidence of a correlation between the oil industry’s fracking activities and an array of serious health problems.
Processed Foods Linked to Obesity: Study
The results from a new scientific study support the link between highly processed foods and the growing rates of obesity across the globe.
Blame Mom? Study Links Mothers Ultra-Processed Food Diet with Kids Obesity
New study demonstrates that a mother’s ultra-processed food consumption is associated with an increased risk of overweight or obesity in her children.
Obesity Link with Chemicals in Food, Products under Scrutiny from scientists
According to evidence presented at a recent scientific conference on endocrinology (hormonal system) everyday exposure to obesity-promoting chemicals (obesogens) represents a significant risk to public health.
Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Linked with Obesity: Study
The results of a new study link the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos on food with obesity.
Weight Gain and Chemicals: Science Hones in on the Connection
A growing number of research scientists are recognizing a possible link between certain synthetic and industrialized chemicals in our food, products and environment and weight gain/obesity.
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Health Threat Grows
After reviewing hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies researches have concluded that a growing number of chemicals in pesticides, flame retardants, and certain plastics have been linked to widespread health problems including infertility, diabetes, and impaired brain development. Exposure to certain chemicals found in industrial and household goods has also been linked in new studies to obesity; to endometriosis, a painful and abnormal growth of tissue on the outside of the womb; and to polycystic ovary syndrome, a significant cause of infertility.
Gut Microbiome Affected by Toxic Chemicals in Products, Environment, Food
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.