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Chemicals

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Got an itch? Those ‘handy’ wipes could be to blame

Renown US dermatologist says its time we stopped using wipes preserved with the toxic preservative methylisothiazolinone (MIT)


5 March, 2014
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Food packaging chemicals a danger to health

The toxic chemicals used to make all kinds of food packaging can leech into food, posing a danger to human health


24 February, 2014
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Chemicals causing a “pandemic” of brain damage in children

Toxic chemicals in the environment are causing a global ‘silent epidemic’ of brain development disorders amongst children


18 February, 2014
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Personal care products expose babies to harmful chemicals

Children can be exposed to significantly more toxic chemicals through personal care products than adults can


16 December, 2013
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New guide gives consumers the low-down on toxic chemicals

The new ‘Dirty Dozen’ list from the Environmental Working Group focuses on hormone disrupting chemicals in everyday products


4 November, 2013
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Bacterial resistance – another good reason to avoid triclosan

Triclosan – a synthetic antibacterial widely used in personal care products – is fuelling the development of resistant bacteria in streams and rivers


24 September, 2013
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Hypothyroidism risk higher in women exposed to PFCs

Widespread exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) from carpets, cookware, stain resistant fabrics, paper coatings and cosmetics raises the risk of disrupted thyroid function


13 August, 2013
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Phthalates shown to reduce fertility and IVF success

Exposure to hormone-disrupting phthalates, used in scented products, nail varnishes and other cosmetics, could lower the chances of getting pregnant


16 July, 2013
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Cosmetic preservatives could cause eczema and more, experts warn

Dermatologists say that two common cosmetic preservatives are causing an epidemic of allergic skin reactions, but is that just the tip of the iceberg?


9 July, 2013
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EU consumer groups warn toiletries expose us to hormone disrupting chemicals

Tests performed by the Danish Consumer Council show high levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals in everyday products


22 April, 2013
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