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2014-06-30 15:01:16

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a widely distributed group of marine bacteria that produce compounds nearly identical to toxic man-made fire retardants. Among the chemicals produced by the ocean-dwelling microbes, which have been found in habitats as diverse as sea grasses, marine sediments and corals, is a potent endocrine disruptor that mimics the human body's most active thyroid hormone....

2014-06-25 11:12:52

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Challenging decades-old risk assessment methods, a new literature review suggests that oral gavage, the accepted method of dosing lab animals to test chemical toxicity, does not accurately mimic how humans are exposed to chemicals in everyday life Challenging risk assessment methods used for decades by toxicologists, a new review of the literature led by environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...

2014-06-13 23:03:30

Babies are born with over 200+ toxins in their blood at birth (EWG, 2005). Dr. V Sachar, a double board-certified high-risk pregnancy physician, 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) June 13, 2014 Dr. Sachar, a double board-certified Ob/Gyn and High-Risk Pregnancy Specialist, recognizes that many products have ingredients that have been associated with breast cancer, obesity, adult...

2014-06-11 23:08:11

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) June 11, 2014 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...

2014-05-21 23:05:40

Researchers continue to link environmental toxin exposure to infertility. Fairhaven Health’s line of natural fertility supplements may help to reverse the harmful effects of environmental toxin exposure, and improves overall reproductive health. Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Environmental toxins have a bad reputation when it comes to fertility and trying to conceive. Chemicals and air pollution adversely affect human health, and researchers continue to link exposure to...

2014-05-19 08:22:41

-- Global Pharmaceutical Consortium Being Created to Expand Predictive Toxicology Resource FREMONT, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly published research demonstrates the ability of BioMAP® Systems, a unique set of primary human cell and co-culture assays that model human disease and pathway biology, to identify important safety aspects of drugs and chemicals more efficiently and accurately than can be achieved by animal testing. Data from BioMAP Systems analysis of 776...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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