BPA is an industrial chemical used to make hard, clear plastic known as polycarbonate. It’s also used in the lining of some cans. Many hard plastic bottles no longer contain BPA, and it’s illegal to sell baby bottles with BPA in Canada.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
There is abundant evidence of the involvement of endocrine disruptors in reproductive dysfunction in several species, including humans.
For decades, sperm counts and sperm health have been declining.
Carol Yepes/Moment via Getty Images
People are exposed to toxic substances – like pesticides, chemicals in plastics and radiation – every day. A growing body of research shows that this exposure is causing a decline in male fertility.
This is the first study to investigate how chemical exposure impacts the number of eggs a woman has.
The higher the chemical levels found in a woman’s blood, the fewer eggs they had left in their ovaries.
Warnings of an end to human sperm production have been making headlines recently, now with the added threat of shrinking penises. Is this science or sensationalism?
Phthalates can be found in many common products and types of plastic packaging.
Curtoicurto via Getty Images
Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here’s what you can do to reduce your family’s risk.
Australian needs a ‘general safety provision’ that obliges firms to be proactive, not reactive, in ensuring they supply safe consumer products.
The chemicals in nail products put nail salon workers at risk for cancer and other illnesses.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
Microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea.
By Dirk Wahn/shutterstock.com
Microplastics are everywhere–our water, soil, and even the air we breathe. The consequences of this exposure on human health is unknown. But studies in animals give us reason to worry.
“Remember, remember the fifth of November”…
A chemical found in products as diverse as fireworks and food packaging, perchlorate can interfere with thyroid function as well as foetal brain development.
Assessing the data.
Evidence suggests that some chemicals can affect our bodies – even in very low doses. How can we better identify and act on these toxic materials?
a large majority of people reading this article will have heard little to nothing about the problems of endocrine disrupting chemicals
Gird your loins.
Recent research into the health effects of the plastic-making chemicals phthalates has reignited concerns about low sperm counts. But the evidence is far from conclusive.
Environmental chemicals are found in a range of common household products.
Water bottles via www.shutterstock.com.
Chemicals in a wide array of consumer products have been linked to conditions affecting physical, cognitive and emotional health.
Perfect nails, at what cost?
The nail salon industry is booming. But along with polished nails come toxic health effects for the workers, due to the chemical compounds in nail care products.
Spending more money just means another set of chemicals.
Many people buy high-end, free-range and organic products in a bid to cut down on the amount of chemicals in their bodies. But chemicals can accumulate from a range of sources, and new research suggests…