The results of a new study revealed concentrations of atrazine (an herbicide), DEP (an endocrine disrupting chemical from the phthalate family found in our plastics), NPE ( a chemical commonly used in processed food packaging) and endocrine-disrupting triclosan* (an antibacterial/antifungal chemical used as a pesticide and found in consumer products such as toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, some versions of soaps including dish-washing liquids and laundry detergents, hand creams and toys) in the bodies of stranded whales and dolphins.
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.
Some common chemicals in our everyday personal care products, home care products, furniture, flooring and food are not only toxic to humans, but they are also toxic to dogs. Pesticides, flame retardants, and phthalates, for instance, are not only linked to human diseases, but also present biological and clinical threats to dogs. Now scientists have discovered that monitoring environmental exposures to toxic chemicals in dogs could be an early warning system for human health.
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.
A new study has demonstrated a link between pregnant women’s exposure to the endocrine disrupting toxic chemical family known as “phthalates” and autism in boys.
As we have reported numerous times over the past several years, phthalates, the endocrine-disrupting chemical compound in plastics commonly present … More
We have published numerous reports of studies over the years examining the endocrine disrupting effects of common chemicals: phthalates, parabens … More
Phthalates are used to make plastics more flexible and are present in everything from food containers, to shampoo and other … More
Either dolphins are secretly using moisturizers or human behavior has once again spilled over into the natural environment. ‘Evidence of … More
Some consumers have expressed their dissatisfaction that removing toxic chemicals from U.S. personal care products is such a slow process. … More