Healthcare professionals are seeing an alarming increase in cases of a specific genital malformation known as hypospadias in male babies. New research suggests that environmental toxins may be to blame.
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Black Salon Workers have Increased Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
A new study has revealed that Black and Hispanic hair salon stylists may be at increased risk due to higher levels of various endocrine-disrupting chemicals in their urine.
Gel Manicures may Trigger Cancer: Study
Results from a new scientific study suggest that nail polish dryers that use ultraviolet (UV) light to cure gel nail polish emit potentially dangerous rays that lead to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells after only just one 20-minute session.
Artificial Food Dye Levels Database
A dataset measuring the levels of “FD&C” color additives (e.g., Yellow 5 and Red 40) in foods and drinks popular with children.
FDA Plans to Reduce Levels of Lead in Baby Food
The FDA now has a “Closer to Zero ” initiative for reducing childhood exposure to harmful contaminants in food.
Ultra-Processed Food Increases Risk for Ovarian, Breast and Other Cancers: Study
The results from a new scientific study suggest that higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increase of site-specific cancers, especially ovarian cancer in women, as well as an increased risk of death.
Most Kids Use Toxic Face Paints and Body Care Products: Study
According to the results of a new scientific study, most U.S. children are using cosmetics and body care products that could contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals.
J&J Scheme Fails, Cancer Victims Prevail
Johnson and Johnson’s plan to get out of paying cancer victims has hit the wall.
Organic Seal to Get More Protection from USDA
For the first time in more than 30 years, the USDA is increasing the regulation of organic products and putting layers of protection around the agency’s organic seal.
Personal Care Product Chemicals may be Linked to Preterm Births
A new study indicates that chemicals from personal care products may contribute to spontaneous preterm births.