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2010-08-19 15:19:45

Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother's womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The new findings, to be published Aug. 19 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), are the first to examine the influence of prenatal organophosphate exposure on the later development of attention problems. The researchers found that prenatal...

2010-08-05 13:59:00

Homes in low-income and affluent communities in California both had similarly high levels of endocrine disruptors, and the levels were higher in indoor air than outdoor air, according to a new study believed to be the first that paired indoor and outdoor air samples for such wide range (104) of these substances. The study appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Ruthann Rudel and colleagues note concern about the reproductive and other health effects of...

2010-05-13 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) published a report on May 12, 2010 entitled "Not So Sexy - The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance" which includes alarmist phrases such as: "can trigger allergic reactions," "disrupt hormones," "end up inside people's bodies." The Fragrance Materials Association of the United States (FMA) says the reality is that fragrances are safe. The industry has a long and comprehensive safety testing program for its...

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2010-03-20 11:12:52

Plastics surround us. A vital manufacturing ingredient for nearly every existing industry, these materials appear in a high percentage of the products we use every day. Although modern life would be hard to imagine without this versatile chemistry, products composed of plastics also have a dark side, due in part to the very characteristics that make them so desirable"”their durability and longevity. Now Rolf Halden, associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering at...

2010-03-08 08:07:00

NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dapple (www.dapplebaby.com), a line of baby-safe, baby-specific household cleaning products, today announced that its Dapple Dish Liquid and Dapple Toy Cleaner products are now available at Duane Reade, New York's largest drug store chain. The products are on shelves in the Mom & Baby section at the 257 Duane Reade stores across the metropolitan area. Founded by two moms, Dapple products are formulated to safely yet effectively tackle the unique...

2010-03-02 17:02:00

New Theatrical Event! Wednesday, March 3rd, 11 am, Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Oscars, Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy are holding their own red-carpet event on Wednesday, March 3 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. This tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony for "Bad Actor" chemicals, "The Toxies," is an entertaining event with actors in character as various chemicals. The actor...

2009-11-12 08:00:00

Voters want the EPA to be given more power to regulate chemicals WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A poll conducted in August by Lake Research Partners found Americans very concerned with how chemicals are regulated for consumer use in the U.S. The findings come as overhaul of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will be introduced soon in both Houses of Congress. Voters are concerned that, under TSCA, chemicals in existence prior to 1976 were grandfathered in to be...

2009-10-27 16:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PlastiPure announced today that it received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS) to continue development and commercialization of plastics that do not leach chemicals with harmful estrogenic activity (EA). PlastiPure will use these federal funds to expand its line of innovative materials and products that are free from EA (EA-Free(TM)). "This NIEHS funding validates our innovative technology...

2009-10-21 12:51:47

Exposure to a combination of excess stress hormones and chemicals while in the womb could affect a man's fertility in later life, a study suggests Exposure to a combination of excess stress hormones and chemicals while in the womb could affect a man's fertility in later life, a study suggests. Researchers looked at the effect of stress hormones "“ glucocorticoids "“ combined with a common chemical used in glues, paints and plastics. They found that the combination strikingly...

2009-09-29 14:45:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that the average woman applies about 150 different chemicals to her body every day through her skincare and cosmetics? The Beauty With a Conscience Awards in the October issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health Balanced Living (on newsstands now) recognizes the top 101 natural beauty products and uncovers the not-so-pretty truth that carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and heavy metals lurk in shampoos, lotions, perfumes, and makeup -...