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2009-06-05 10:10:31

In recent decades, there have been periodic reports of a worldwide decline in sperm count and quality. Male infertility has ostensibly been on the rise, accompanied by increases in testicular cancer and hypospadias -- a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside, rather than at the end, of the penis. Taken together, these three conditions have been termed testicular dysgenesis syndrome.Environmental chemicals known as phthalates, some researchers say, may be the...

2009-05-15 13:25:54

A bacteria found in sewage sludge could lead to products that reduce cholesterol contamination in urban areas, researchers in Spain said. Gordonia bacteria, in general, already have proven useful in degrading pollutants such as phthalates used in plastics and rubber. Gordonia cholesterolivorans, however, specifically shows promise for reducing cholesterol contamination found in sewage from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, which use cholesterol as a stabilizer, emollient and water-binding...

2009-04-17 21:31:31

A U.S. study suggests endocrine disruptors such as phthalates may play a role in childhood obesity, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine said. Researchers found children in New York's East Harlem are three times more likely than other children in the United States to be overweight. The study determined neighborhood characteristics -- including availability of convenience foods -- likely play a strong role in the number of obese children. Eighty percent of the children in the study reported...

2009-03-12 05:30:00

Phthalates Phasing Out and Innovative Ingredient Communication Launched RACINE, Wis., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold industry leadership move that affects 99 million U.S. households,(1) Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson today announced that SC Johnson is continuing to go beyond regulatory requirements and is voluntarily leading by providing ingredient information for its home cleaning and air care products such as Windex(R), Shout(R) and Glade(R). To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-02-06 15:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting on February 10, 2009, consumer products intended for children 12 and under cannot have more than 600 parts per million of lead in any accessible part. This new safety requirement is a key component of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) aimed at further reducing children's exposure to lead. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) In an effort to provide clear and reasonable guidance to those...

2009-01-08 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Erik D. Olson has been named director, chemical and food safety programs, in its Health & Human Services Policy program. Olson, who was formerly deputy staff director and general counsel of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, brings nearly 25 years of experience in environmental policy and consumer advocacy to Pew. "We are excited to be joined by such an experienced advocate...

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2008-12-08 13:30:00

Scientific research from around the world suggests that the male gender is in danger, with incalculable consequences for both humans and wildlife. The research shows that a host of common chemicals is feminizing males of every class of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals, including people. On Wednesday, Britain will lead opposition to proposed new European controls on pesticides, many of which have been found to have "gender-bending" effects. Recent U.S. research has also shown that baby...

2008-12-04 13:50:00

NSF Toy Safety Program Offers Manufacturers A Way to Improve Toy Safety by Meeting the Requirements from the New Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent toy recalls continue to generate concerns among consumers about the safety of their children's toys, reinforcing the importance of toy testing. The NSF Toy Safety team offers a solution -- integrated services that include auditing, testing and assessment. This team of toy...

2008-10-30 12:00:54

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- BREAKING NEWS: Paige Padgett has been selected as one of three green makeup artists for the 18th Annual Environmental Media Awards on November 13th at The Ebell of Los Angeles providing artistry for presenters, honorees and board members. Blush, lipstick, eye shadow - check. Ecological impact... who knows!! For most women, the idea of being "green" or eco-conscious often doesn't happen in the bathroom. Up to 60% of what goes on your skin is absorbed, so...

2008-09-25 21:00:28

A small U.S. study found teenage girls are exposed to hormone-altering chemicals through cosmetics, perfumes and body care products. The Environmental Working Group said 16 different chemicals from four chemical families --phthalates, triclosan, musks and parabens-- were found in blood and urine samples from 20 teenage girls. The chemicals, which are all commonly used in cosmetics and body care products, are capable of disrupting the hormone system, EWG said. "Hormone-altering chemicals...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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