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Trouble getting pregnant? Try switching to organic

Women who consume fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residues may have more trouble getting pregnant, according to a new study.

6 December, 2017

Triclosan accumulates in old toothbrushes

Triclosan, a toxic antibacterial with hormone-disrupting potential, builds-up in toothbrush bristles and other soft parts, and is readily released during brushing.

27 October, 2017

Lower IQ in kids linked to mothers’ fluoride exposure

A new analysis has shown that exposure to fluoride in the womb can disrupt a child’s neurodevelopment, resulting in significant drops in IQ that persist long into childhood.

21 September, 2017

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