High levels of microplastics found in babies’ poop

Babies are already exposed to a lot of plastic — even more than adults, according to a study. A new study showed that an average of 36,000 nanograms of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) microplastics (MP) can be found in every one gram of infant feces, compared to 2,600 nanograms for adults. This shows that infants are exposed to higher levels … Continue reading High levels of microplastics found in babies’ poop

Exposure to common chemicals wreaks havoc on your hormones: Endocrine disruptors linked to multiple health problems

Endocrine disruptors are toxic chemicals that interfere with your endocrine system, which is the network of glands that produce, store and secrete hormones. Also known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), these toxins are linked to multiple health problems, including infertility, diabetes, cancer and stunted brain development. Endocrine disruptors are found in a long list of common, everyday products, such as baby bottles and household … Continue reading Exposure to common chemicals wreaks havoc on your hormones: Endocrine disruptors linked to multiple health problems

Consuming soy could make you an aggressive loner, reveals surprising study

Research published in the journal Hormones and Behaviour reveals that soy consumption can lead to aggressive anti-social behavior. For their study, experts in the field evaluated adult macaques fed soy products over the course of 15 months. The primates were separated into nine stable social groups, some receiving soy-free protein and others receiving soy-based protein. One of the … Continue reading Consuming soy could make you an aggressive loner, reveals surprising study

Flame retardants, pesticides now leading risk factors for IQ loss

A study in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology found that exposure to flame retardants and pesticides is now the leading contributor to IQ loss. The study, which was published in February last year, also showed that exposure to heavy metals decreased over the past 16 years. A team led by New York University (NYU) researchers arrived at these findings after analyzing data from the National … Continue reading Flame retardants, pesticides now leading risk factors for IQ loss

Chemical poisoning is more common than you think: BPA levels in humans “dramatically underestimated,” warn scientists

The amount of toxic chemicals that scientists say we are exposed to is incredibly alarming, but it turns out those scary figures that have long been reported are actually wrong – and the real numbers are even higher. This is according to a study published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The researchers in the … Continue reading Chemical poisoning is more common than you think: BPA levels in humans “dramatically underestimated,” warn scientists

Toxic ingredient in disinfectants can give rise to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, birth defects and more

Experts are raising the alarm about a certain family of chemicals that are found in several commercial cleaning products. Quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, are charged chemicals that can kill bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. But though they are effective disinfectants, researchers found that quats can give rise to serious health and environmental problems, including antibiotic resistance, … Continue reading Toxic ingredient in disinfectants can give rise to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, birth defects and more

Scientist says sperm counts are dropping so low that human reproduction may soon be a thing of the past

Men today only have about half the amount of sperm that their grandfathers did, and the situation is getting progressively worse with each passing day. Shanna Swan, PhD, published a paper back in 2017 about this infertility phenomenon. More recently, she published a book about how endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and other factors are destroying men’s bodies at … Continue reading Scientist says sperm counts are dropping so low that human reproduction may soon be a thing of the past

Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19

Since authorities declared the pandemic in March and set quarantine protocols, the skies have cleared up due to reductions in man-made causes of air pollution. This is a good thing, as long-term exposure to air pollution has been found to raise the risk of COVID-19. But scientists are starting to shed light on another group of threats … Continue reading Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19

Are your hormones causing hair loss?

Does your hair seem a lot thinner lately? Or are you losing strands of hair often? It could be your hormones. Modern life and stress – be it physical, mental, and hormonal – can disrupt key hormones that protect your hair. Listed below are the main hormone imbalances associated with hair loss. Testosterone Testosterone is the … Continue reading Are your hormones causing hair loss?

Male fertility warning: Chemicals in household items can damage sperm in men, dogs

In the past eighty years, sperm quality has fallen by 50 percent, beckoning an infertility epidemic among men. Sperm can only be created when there is a healthy balance of hormones, dominated by testosterone. There are chemicals in the household environment that mimic the effects of oestrogen once they are inside the human body. These … Continue reading Male fertility warning: Chemicals in household items can damage sperm in men, dogs