UCSF develops game-changing method to translate research on toxic chemicals and prevent disease

By David Tuller, Dr.PH. Everyone wants to know more than we currently do about the long-term effects of everyday exposures to toxic chemicals. Even obstetricians, who could be expected to have a handle on the science, report not knowing how to advise their pregnant patients, according to a recent survey led by colleagues at the … Read more…

Media roundup: New study finds exposure to toxic phthalates in decline (1/15-1/16)

Phthalate levels are declining in our bodies, according to a study published on Wednesday by Environmental Health Perspectives. Study authors suggest that the decrease may be due to a federal ban on phthalates in toys, as well as cosmetics companies moving away from the use of these chemicals in response to advocacy efforts led by the … Read more…

Time for a food makeover (ABC World News, 3/30/2011)

This great piece on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer educated millions about our study on BPA in food packaging.

Study: Packaged food raises levels of bisphenol A (San Francisco Chronicle, 3/30/11)

Check out this front-page story from today’s San Francisco Chronicle about our BPA food packaging study: “Forgoing packaged foods such as canned soups and vegetables could dramatically lower levels of a hormone-disrupting chemical that has been linked to myriad health problems…”

How to reduce BPA levels by 60 percent in 3 days

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.