Beyond BPA: Study Shows that Most Plastics Leach Synthetic Estrogens

Beyond BPA: Study Shows that Most Plastics Leach Synthetic Estrogens

Mother Jones published an article in their latest issue that highlights the risk of even BPA-free plastics. They focus on the research of George Bittner, a neurobiologist University of Texas Austin, who has found that a wide range of plastics used in everyday consumer products leach synthetic estrogens. In his study, some BPA-free plastics “released… Read more »

Victory for Safer Sofas!

Victory for Safer Sofas!

Good tidings! The Center for Environmental Health announced that Gov. Jerry Brown approved new standards that protect everyone’s health, by limiting unnecessary exposure to toxic flame retardants. This is a toxicity in the home issue that we have been following for quite some time. Let’s take a moment to celebrate that we can start getting… Read more »

A Better Way to Raise Cancer Awareness: Dirty Dozen of Endocrine Disruptors

A Better Way to Raise Cancer Awareness: Dirty Dozen of Endocrine Disruptors

We’ve passed through October, and the swaths of pink that accompany Breast Cancer Awareness month have had their run. Now we’re in the midst of Movember, which does similar work for prostate and testicular cancer. While championing survivors and raising money for research is worthy of support, what about addressing some of the known contributors… Read more »

Plastic Health Harm: Your Body and the Global Community, 6/27/13

Plastic Health Harm: Your Body and the Global Community, 6/27/13

The final event in our Breaking the Chains of Plastic event series focuses on consumer plastics, and the hidden, global story these everyday products take through their production, use, and disposal. Sorting through the news about health harm, there can be too much information or not enough, leaving it unclear how to respond. How do… Read more »

Are Antibacterial Products Safe? FDA Set to Review Triclosan

Are Antibacterial Products Safe? FDA Set to Review Triclosan

The FDA has been urged to settle a 40-year-old review of the antibacterial chemical triclosan. Nixon was president when Congress first tasked the FDA to develop guidelines for common antibacterials used in consumer products, but the agency never finalized its draft guidelines. As a result, triclosan was not pulled from existing product ingredients, and was… Read more »