For years research has linked some pesticides and toxic chemicals with the development of Parkinson's disease. Recent research from the military base Camp Lejeune strongly suggests that one possible cause of PD is the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE). The drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with high levels of TCE and perchloroethylene (PCE) for ...continue reading "The Case For Some Toxic Chemicals Causing Parkinson’s Disease"
It turns out that the fabric used to make clothing is doused with all sorts of chemicals. Synthetic fabrics, fabrics dyed with azo dyes, and all fabrics treated to be stain repellant, anti-mold, anti-odor, wrinkle free, easy care, water resistant, flame retardant are the worst. Alden Wicker's book To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is ...continue reading "Toxic Chemicals Are On Many Of the Clothes We Wear"
Finally.... the EPA is proposing that 9 PFAS chemicals called "forever chemicals" be labelled as "hazardous to human health" or "hazardous constituents". This means that the chemicals are toxic or cause cancer, genetic mutations, or malformations of an embryo (developing baby). There actually are thousands of PFAS chemicals, but the FDA is only focusing on ...continue reading "EPA Finally Proposing Some Forever Chemicals As Hazardous"
People worry about breast cancer and whether exposure to chemicals "in the environment" can lead to breast cancer. According to many studies the answer is: YES, absolutely - and this is why they are called carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer). What are the chemicals? A recent study found that 921 chemicals are likely ...continue reading "Hundreds Of Common Chemicals Are Linked to Breast Cancer Risk"
For a while now it has been known that some dental floss, such as Oral-B Glide, contain harmful chemical compounds called PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), similar to Teflon. These chemicals have all sorts of negative health effects, and are referred to as "forever chemicals" because they stick around. A recent investigation by ehn.org (Environmental ...continue reading "Some Dental Floss Brands Contain Harmful PFAS Chemicals"
Some depressing news for pregnant women - they are exposed to and contaminated with more harmful industrial chemicals than ever before. Thousands of chemicals are used in numerous consumer products and in food production (on farms, and in packaging). Not only can we get exposed to industrial chemicals from foods and products, but also from ...continue reading "Pregnant Women Are Exposed To More Chemicals and Pesticides"
Finally, some good news (perhaps) regarding the damaging, unregulated, and widely used PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals. PFAS are man-made chemicals commonly called "forever chemicals" because of how they stick around, persist, and contaminate both humans and the environment. Including our communities, our drinking water (at least 2411 drinking water systems), and military installations. ...continue reading "Legislation That Would Regulate “Forever Chemicals”"
It turns out that we are unknowingly being exposed to toxic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetic products. A group of researchers tested 231 cosmetic products in both the US and Canada and found that about half of them had high levels of PFAS. And most of the time they were not ...continue reading "Many Cosmetic Products Contain Harmful Chemicals"
Back in 2017 the world was shocked by a major study that focused on dropping sperm counts in men living in Western countries - a drop of over 50% in 4 decades, or about 1% per year. Along with an increase in infertility. If the drop in sperm counts continues at its current pace, it ...continue reading "A New Book Discusses Falling Sperm Counts and The Chemicals Around Us"
The issue of plastics, the chemicals they contain, and the harms to human health has been documented in a new report from the international Endocrine Society. This is a problem that won't go away because plastic use is increasing throughout the world, we use plastic products every day, we are surrounded by plastics, and they ...continue reading "New Report On Harms to Human Health From Chemicals In Plastics"