Posts Tagged 'Endocrine disruptor'

Brian Bienkowski – Toxic Economy: Common Chemicals Cost US Billions Every Year

Exposure to chemicals in pesticides, toys, makeup, food packaging and detergents costs the U.S. more than $340 billion annually due to health care costs and lost wages, according to a new analysis.

The chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors, impact how human hormones function and have been linked to a variety of health problems such as impaired brain development, lower IQs, behavior problems, infertility, birth defects, obesity and diabetes.

The estimated economic toll is more than 2 percent of the nation’s gross domestic ...

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Ari LeVaux – Bad News for Sweets Lovers: Your Sugar Habit May Cause Breast Cancer

As if sugar doesn’t have enough PR problems, a new study [3] published in January suggests it encourages the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors in rats. Common sugar is half fructose and half glucose, and the researchers showed that the fructose half shows particularly carcinogenic activity. This is similar to recent evidence that pancreatic cancer cells can distinguish between fructose and glucose — and perform better [4] when fed the former.

Thus, the wagons of scrutiny are circling a little closer ...

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Monsanto’s glyphosate now most heavily used weed-killer in history, study says

Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark report published today in the journal, Environmental Sciences Europe.

 A paper published Feb. 2, 2016 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europereports that 18.9 billion pounds (8.6 billion kilograms) of glyphosate have been used globally. Glyphosate use has risen almost 15-fold since so-called “Roundup Ready”  Continue Reading →
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Dr. Edward Group – The 5 Best Natural Alternatives to Fluoride for Dental Health

Fluoride’s role as an endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin has been known for a while now but, unfortunately, it’s still used in many dental products to this day. Nowadays, there are so many other things you can use for a healthy mouth and bone protection. The overall health issues associated with ...

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The Hidden Toxins In Your Clothing By Dr. Edward F. Group III

Popular clothing stores, like H&M, Levi’s, and Gap, are beginning to turn their attention toward producing healthier and more environmentally-friendly clothing. [1] Increased consumer awareness around the dangers of synthetic dyes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and phthalates in conventional clothing is fueling a drastic revolution in the fashion industry. Keeping in line with current trends, clothing retailers are finally attempting to appeal to ...

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EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents reveal – Arthur Neslen

* US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal

EU moves to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility were shelved following pressure from US trade officials over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal, newly released documents show.

Draft EU criteria could have banned 31 pesticides containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). But these were dumped amid fears of a trade backlash ...

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Medications Found in Water are Changing the Sex of Fish

There has been a spate of mainstream media (MSM) articles recently revealing the linkage between drugs in the water supplies and altered reproductive organs of fish. Some of these exposés have drawn a correlation between the explosion of fish abnormalities (and mutations) and different types of prescription and over-the-counter drugs found in their aquatic environments.

That the water supplies the world over, especially where medication drugs are both plentiful and affordable, have now reached such dangerous concentrations is rarely addressed by public ...

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Roundup is endocrine disruptor in human cells at levels allowed in drinking water

Findings of new study need confirmation in animal tests

Roundup is an endocrine disruptor and is toxic to human cells in vitro (tested in culture dishes in the laboratory) at levels permitted in drinking water in Australia, a new study has found.

This is the first study to examine the effects of glyphosate and Roundup on progesterone production by human female cells in an in vitro system that models key aspects of reproduction in women.

Glyphosate alone was less toxic to human cells ...

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Jean Nick – 14 Unfortunate Green-Cleaning Mistakes

#1. Believing the word “natural” on a label. Unfortunately, the word “natural” (or “green” or “ecofriendly”) on a label or cleaning recipe is no guarantee a product is safe or even natural. If the ingredients aren’t clearly listed on the label, check out the brand’s website. If a cleaning product manufacturer still isn’t totally transparent about what’s in the bottle there, or if the names of the ingredients are unfamiliar to you, try looking up the product or the ingredients ...

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Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday.

Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen or other hormones are commonly found in thousands of products around the world, including plastics, pesticides, furniture, and cosmetics.

The new research estimated health care costs in Europe, where policymakers are ...

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