Unfortunately for these women workers and for all of us, many industry and government leaders refuse to act based on biological plausibility. Instead, they prefer plausible deniability.
“Both the automotive and canning industries are known to use chemicals that affect hormone systems in lab animals, such as BPA, phthalates, and flame-retardants.”
Scientists are beginning to piece together data about the ubiquity of chemicals in the food supply and what they’re finding has some health advocates worried.
A California agency has found the “toxic trio” of chemicals — toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate — in salon nail polishes, even those that claim to be free of the harmful substances.
Great news! Yesterday, health-care giant Kaiser Permanente announced it would stop using IV medical equipment made with the toxic chemicals PVC and DEHP.
Iconic baby shampoo maker J&J has committed to removing formaldehyde-releasing preservatives from its baby products worldwide, under pressure from the Breast Cancer Fund’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Mounting scientific evidence links exposure to everyday chemicals — in our food, our products, our air and our water — to breast cancer.
Since one of the known risk factors for breast cancer is increased exposure to estrogen, it stands to reason that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals would increase the risk of developing the disease.
Laila’s parents never expected their baby to hit puberty at age 6.
We know BPA is all around us, and the CDC tells us the chemical is in almost 95 percent of us. But what is the leading source of the BPA that contaminates our bodies?The Breast Cancer Fund and Silent Spring Institute conducted a study to find out.