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Chemicals in hair dyes, straighteners raise breast cancer risk

More evidence of a link between use of certain hair products, such as dyes and relaxers, and a raised risk of breast cancer in women has been uncovered by US researchers.

31 July, 2017

What’s behind the house dust link to obesity?

A pioneering study from the US has shown that hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly found in house dust can trigger fat cells to accumulate more fat.

17 July, 2017

Household chemicals linked to chronic disease in men

Men regularly exposed to chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

14 July, 2017

Banned chemicals still being passed from mother to baby

Trace amounts of flame retardants, banned in the US for more than a decade, are still being passed through umbilical cord blood from mothers to their babies.

4 July, 2017

Toxic sofas – the link with thyroid cancer

US scientists have discovered a link between the flame retardants used in furniture and a rise in the most common type of thyroid cancer.

11 April, 2017

Flame retardants affect social behavior in young children

Chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have harmful developmental consequences for young children.

15 March, 2017

Hawaii seeks to ban oxybenzone sunscreening chemical

Legislators in Hawaii are seeking to ban the sunscreening chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate due to scientific evidence of harm these chemicals cause to the natural environment.

27 February, 2017

Toxic chemicals found in food wrapping

New research shows that the paper and cardboard packaging used for fast food is made with chemicals, similar to Teflon, that leech not food and are linked with multiple health problems.

9 February, 2017

Water pollution from fragrance chemicals

What happens to all those highly-fragranced products we use every day, when we wash them down the plug-hole?

6 September, 2016

US EPA still ignoring the problem of ‘chemical cocktails’

Campaigners say regulators need to research the toxicity of synergistic chemical combinations more rigorously and proactively.

26 July, 2016