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2012-07-10 23:01:21

Exposure to toxic chemicals in our environment may be negatively impacting fertility rates. Currently, infertility impacts 15% of all couples with causes equally attributable to both the male and female partner. Fortunately, by identifying and better understanding how to avoid these harmful toxins, couples can minimize the negative impact they have on their fertility. Following are 10 simple steps to doing just that. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Over the last couple of decades,...

2012-06-28 06:27:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study exposes the danger of the chemical butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), a chemical found in the households of nearly 100 percent of the mothers studied. BBzP is often used in vinyl flooring and artificial leather, and it´s slowly released into home air. It can also increase a child's risk for developing eczema. Eczema is characterized by dry, itchy red skin on the face, scalp, or extremities and is common in early childhood. "While hereditary factors,...

2012-06-26 14:15:20

Phthalate commonly used in vinyl flooring is found in nearly 100 percent of mothers studied Prenatal exposure to a ubiquitous household chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) can increase a child's risk for developing eczema, according to research conducted at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Widely used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather and other materials, BBzB can be slowly released into air in homes. Details...

'Nontoxic' Nail Polish Contains Toxins, Report Finds
2012-04-11 05:23:38

A Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) report found in California salons that "nontoxic" nail polishes actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects. The report released on Tuesday found that the mislabeled nail products have the potential to harm thousands of workers in over 48,000 nail salons in California, and their customers. Agency officials said the false claims may be a violation of a state law that requires disclosure of harmful chemicals in consumer...

2012-01-20 11:43:27

Researchers from the Children's Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between exposure to the chemical group known as phthalates and obesity in young children — including increased body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. Phthalates are man-made, endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can mimic the body's natural hormones. They are commonly used in plastic flooring and wall coverings, food processing materials, medical...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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