The results of a new scientific study have demonstrated that exposure to phthalates — a ubiquitous group of chemicals found in everything from plastics to personal care products to electronics — may disrupt an important hormone needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy.
Premature Deaths Linked to Hormone-Disrupting Phthalate Chemicals
A new study has revealed that daily exposure to toxic chemicals called phthalates, commonly used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths among older Americans every year.
Salon Workers Have Growing Concerns Over Chemical Exposure
Salon workers across the cosmetology industry, including spa, hair, and nail salon employees, have begun to express workplace safety concerns.
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Restrict PFAS and Other Chemicals of Concern, says Vermont Senate
Bill S.20 would restrict PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl — in consumer products sold in Vermont. It also includes restrictions on phthalates and bisphenols.
Phthalates and Pesticides Threaten Semen Quality: Study
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).
Toxic chemicals and Retailers: ‘Hall of Shame’ 2021
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.
Amazon Does Partial Ban of Toxic Food Packaging Chemicals
While they still have a long way to go in cleaning up the products they offer, in response to a recent class action lawsuit, Amazon has announced that it will ban certain chemicals and plastics in food packaging used for one of its product lines.
Household Chemicals PFAS and Phthalates Alter Gut Microbiome: Study
In another new study scientists have again found that chemicals commonly found in our food and home environment alter our gut microbiome. This is a critical confirmation of the findings found previously because gut microbiome–the community of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract–has recently come under close scrutiny by the medical science community because several serious health conditions have been suspected to be linked to an imbalance in gut microbiome.
Toxic Chemicals from Food, Food Packaging and Personal Products Discovered in Dolphins, Whales
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.