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Fast food – with a side order of phthalates

If you live on a diet of fast foods you may be consuming more than you bargained for – specifically higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, according to a new research.

14 April, 2016

Plasticisers in food trigger weight gain

German scientists have shown that phthalates migrating from packaging to fatty foods act like ‘chemical calories’ and can cause significant weight gain.

19 January, 2016

FDA bans three toxic food packaging chemicals

Chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects, and commonly used in pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, sandwich wrappers are being taken off the menu.

11 January, 2016

Sea salt contaminated with microbeads

Chinese scientists have found worrying levels of microplastics, which are common cosmetic ingredients, in samples of sea salt

16 November, 2015

Nail polish contains toxic secret

New tests shows that nail polishes contain hormone disrupting chemicals that can leech quickly and easily into the body.

20 October, 2015

‘Safe’ phthalate substitutes just as risky to human health

Substituting ‘safe’ phthalates for toxic ones? New research suggests that kind of ‘greenwash’ just doesn’t wash

9 July, 2015

‘Cocktail’ of everyday chemicals contributes to cancer risk

A cocktail of 50 common chemicals, some found in foods and objects we use daily, could be contributing to the global cancer epidemic, new research has found

23 June, 2015

Could parabens harm your unborn baby?

New evidence shows that parabens – widely used preservatives found in personal care products – can cross the human placenta.

28 May, 2015

Use of bleach in the home linked to more childhood infections

Passive exposure to bleach in the home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory illness and other infections, suggests new research

8 April, 2015

Water fluoridation linked to hypothyroidism

British researchers have found that fluoridating community water supplies results in a much higher risk of avoidable hypothyroidism

25 March, 2015