Chemical Watch Blog

Breast Cancer Linked to Hair Dye, Straighteners: New NIH Study

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.

Its Harder to Stay Thin Now: Millennial Spread and Food Additives

The results of a scientific study on weight gain demonstrate that it is harder for adults today to maintain the same weight as those 20 to 30 years ago did, even at the same levels of food intake and exercise. In other words, people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago, are still fatter–and additives in food and prescription drugs may be the culprit.

Ultra-Processed Foods Damage Your Heart: Study

The results of a new pilot study have confirmed what many of us having been saying for decades: Highly processed foods are damaging to health and well-being. More specifically, the new study has demonstrated that ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American’s daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health.

Deadly Cancer-Talcum Powder Link Just Got Stronger

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).