Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

We live in a very light polluted world in comparison to that of our very recent ancestors. Estimates now indicate that close to 99% of both Americans and Europeans are exposed to “light pollution.” Not only are we excessively exposed to light in modern times, but the type of light accounting for this exposure is changing rapidly. … Continue reading Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic BPA

No one disputes that bisphenol A, a toxic compound widely used to line food cans and other food packaging, is polluting people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in the urine of more than 90 percent of Americans sampled. In 2009, tests commissioned by EWG were the first to find BPA in … Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic BPA

The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

A documentary by Stéphane Horel on endocrine disrupting chemicals (2010). Our ordinary everyday lives are steeped in chemical products. Invisible, they are encrusted in plastic, in detergents and toasters, concealed in our food, in toys, in shampoo. They have invaded everything, including our bodies. Thanks to the consumer society, petrochemicals, with their magicical powers and … Continue reading The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

EWG President Ken Cook interviews Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD—two leading experts on the root causes and potential consequences of early puberty in girls—on their new book "The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls. Dr. Greenspan and Dr. Deardorff offer reassuring and empowering ideas for parents and families that … Continue reading The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential … Continue reading DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply

Source: Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply by Dr. Edward Group   BPA, or bisphenol-A, is an endocrine disruptor you’ve heard me mention before. It’s been shown to mimic hormones in the body–namely estrogen–and contribute to hormone imbalance. These dangers have been known for a long time. You’d think that spawn change to eliminate the use … Continue reading Despite Known Dangers, BPA Continues to Taint Food Supply

Obsession with killing microorganisms is dangerous for humans and planet, scientist warns

Using products with antimicrobial chemicals must be a great way to protect your health. After all, you're killing loads of germs while you wash your body and clean your house -- and that's a good thing, right? Not according to biologist and engineer Rolf Halden of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. In fact, … Continue reading Obsession with killing microorganisms is dangerous for humans and planet, scientist warns