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2014-03-31 09:45:55

Members of the Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology group have discovered evidence of "feminization" of male fish in the estuaries of Gernika, Arriluze, Santurtzi, Plentzia, Ondarroa, Deba and Pasaia. The first cases (2007-2008) were detected in Urdaibai, and the most recent data confirm that they are also taking place in other estuaries. Pollutants acting as oestrogens are responsible for this phenomenon which, among other changes, is causing ovocytes —immature ova— to appear in male...

BPA Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
2014-03-05 08:30:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Cincinnati Cancer Center discovered that if the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is found in men’s urine it may be a marker for prostate cancer. According to the researchers, even low levels of exposure to BPA can cause changes within non-malignant and malignant prostate cells. These findings provide the first evidence that urinary levels of BPA could predict prostate cancer. Also, the researchers discovered...

Gymnast Exposure To Flame Retardants
2013-11-14 08:55:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gymnasts are more often exposed to potentially harmful flame-retardants than most people, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Researchers at Boston University Medical Center recruited 11 collegiate female gymnasts between the ages 18 and 22 from a gym and collected hand-wipe and blood samples from them after a gymnastics practice, which lasted about 2.5 hours. They also measured...

2013-11-04 09:36:08

An original article by scientists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) evaluated acceptance of Other Scientifically Relevant Information (OSRI) by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) in lieu of requiring new testing on animals and found it to be low and at times inconsistent. The findings are published online in an "early view" edition of the...

2013-10-13 23:00:42

Babies are born with over 200+ toxins in their blood at birth (EWG, 2005). Dr. Vik Sachar, a board certified High Risk Pregnancy Physician, has created the World's First cosmetic line that is non-toxic and safe in pregnancy to limit fetal exposure to toxins. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 Dr. Sachar, a board-certified High Risk Pregnancy Specialist, recognizes that many products have ingredients that have been associated with breast cancer, obesity, adult infertility, and...

2013-10-08 23:31:55

For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, toxin-free, eco friendly company, Wild Mint, shares tips on healthy prevention methods to help reduce breast cancer risk. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Toxin-free, eco friendly company, Wild Mint, has a mission to help people live healthier lives by sharing invaluable information about toxic chemicals and safer solutions on their website, http://www.WildMintShop.com. For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company is sharing...

2013-09-27 10:49:36

Article in Science magazine by University of Nevada, Reno and University of Iowa shows research result New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments. Results of the research will be published in an article in the renowned journal Science – the weekly...

2013-08-21 23:23:14

With the predominant use of plastic bottles and canned food in America, the urgency to take action against increased intake of Bisphenol A (BPA) is vital. With recent studies linking BPA to harming estrogenic effects and infertility, Dr. Bob, “The Drugless Doctor” has compiled various all-natural tips to ensure female’s safety from toxic damages. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 With the predominant use of plastic bottles and canned food in America, the urgency to take...

2013-07-23 12:22:39

Draft affirms that evidence is, at best, very weak WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today provided written and oral comments to the National Academy of Sciences peer review committee regarding the EPA's June 2013 "Draft State of the Science Evaluation: Nonmonotonic Dose Response as They Apply to Estrogen, Androgen and Thyroid Pathways and EPA Testing Assessment Procedures." ACC issued the following statement: "ACC welcomes...

Chlorinated BPA Is A Concern
2013-07-18 08:14:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bisphenol A (BPA) has been a worry for scientists for years. It is known as an "endocrine disruptor," a substance that interferes with the body's hormone signaling system. BPA is found in everything from plastic drink bottles to the linings of food and drink cans to the thermal paper used for cash register receipts - it is even present in the urine of 92.6 percent of Americans over the age of six. BPA has also been associated with...