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2014-03-19 12:22:50

HealthyStuff.org announces March Badness tournament to determine the MTP - Most Toxic Product ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study finds that 7 in 10 (71%) of university-themed products sold at top retailers contain one or more hazardous chemicals, including arsenic, lead, bromine, chlorine and mercury and cadmium. The study is part of ongoing research at HealthyStuff.org (a project of the Michigan-based nonprofit organization, the Ecology Center) on...

2014-03-18 23:33:45

Eco-friendly Company, Wild Mint, shares healthier ways families can clean and organize their home this spring. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Wild Mint, an eco friendly, toxin free company that provides a one-stop shop for families to find safer, healthier products, is providing 5 simple tips for greening the home this spring. Many families take time to thoroughly clean and organize the house when the weather starts to get warm, but they may be using products with toxic chemicals...

2014-02-26 12:21:56

DUBLIN, Feb. 26 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f2rlzd/phthalic ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Phthalic Anhydride Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Phthalic anhydride (PA) is a chemical intermediate and is mainly used as a catalyst in the manufacturing of plasticizers. It is an organic compound produced by the...

Chemicals Found In Packaging Could Hurt Health Over Time
2014-02-20 12:18:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health say that chemicals found in packaging and processed foods could be harmful to health over the long term. Environmental scientists wrote in a commentary piece featured in the journal about how these synthetic chemicals are able to find their way into the foods we eat. Some of these chemicals are regulated, but over time people eating packaged or processed foods are...

2014-02-19 23:24:22

Myriant Corporation has supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea, for use in the production of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers. Quincy, MA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Myriant Corporation (Myriant), a global renewable chemicals company, has supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea, for use in the production of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers. The bio-succinic acid is produced at Myriant’s plant located in Lake Providence, LA. Oxea is...

2013-12-21 23:01:16

Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is responding to new research suggesting that personal care products are possible sources of potentially harmful parabens for babies. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is responding to...

2013-12-12 11:14:54

Through lotions, shampoos and other personal care products (PCPs), infants and toddlers are likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult women in the U.S., researchers have reported. They published their findings on parabens, which have been linked to reproductive and other health issues, in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. Kurunthachalam Kannan and Ying Guo point out that the substances called...

2013-12-11 12:22:50

New Report on Chemicals, Asthma and Building Materials WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Why do nearly 1 in 10 children in the U.S. have asthma, along with over 18 million adults? There may be many factors, but according to a new report, Full Disclosure Required: A Strategy to Prevent Asthma Through Building Product Selection, by Healthy Building Network (HBN), some building materials introduce asthma-causing chemicals into indoor environments. The HBN report...

2013-11-19 12:35:47

The odds of preterm delivery appear to increase for pregnant women exposed to phthalates, chemicals people are exposed to through contaminated food and water and in a variety of products including lotions, perfumes and deodorants, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. Prematurity is a leading cause of infant death and the effects of environmental exposures on preterm birth (defined as fewer than 37 weeks of gestation) are understudied. Exposure to...

2013-10-23 23:04:13

Researchers continue to link BPA and phthalate exposure to health issues, including infertility. Fairhaven Health’s FertileDetox helps rid the body of harmful environmental toxins to help improve overall reproductive health prior to trying to conceive. Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Last week researchers convened at the annual American Society of Reproductive Medicine conference in Boston to discuss the link between BPA exposure and fertility issues. The chemical...