Archive for the 'Reproductive/Hormonal Changes' Category

Seven Food Additives To Avoid

Published: 23 June 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to “Green Wala,” food additives serve some valuable purposes, but they advise avoiding seven of these: 1. Food Dyes – FDA is currently deciding whether foods with added dyes should be banned or carry a warning      label to let parents know ahead of time.

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Possible Causes of Early Puberty

Published: 11 May 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Huffington Post,” today in the U.S., about 16 percent of girls enter puberty by the age of 7, and about 30 percent by the age of 8. A recent study determined that the number of girls entering puberty (defined by breast development) at these early ages has increased markedly between 1997 and […]

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New Study Finds Substitutes For BPA May Be More Harmful

Published: 20 April 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

“The New York Times” reports a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that alternative chemicals to bisphenol A (BPA) also raises many questions. Almost all commercial plastic products sampled in the study, including products advertised as BPA-free, leached chemicals that had estrogenic activity. Some of the BPA-free products showed more estrogenic […]

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Environmental Factors Possible Culprits for Early Puberty in Girls

Published: 3 January 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

“Mid Day” reports the average age for puberty in urban areas in India continues to be around eleven, however, it is not unknown to see signs of puberty as early as seven or eight. Mumbai-based Dr. Rajeev Punjabi says, “major culprits are pollutants in our food that play havoc with our endocrinal glands, the changing […]

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New Study Indicates That BPA Can Have a Negative Impact on Women’s Reproductive Health

Published: 27 December 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “EmaxHealth,” on the heels of research showing that bisphenol A (BPA) can harm male fertility, a new study finds evidence that the chemical can damage egg quality and fertility in women. In the study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco (UCFS) investigators found that among women undergoing IVF at the UCSF […]

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BPA Among The Seven Products on “WalletPop” Blacklist

Published: 14 December 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

Consumer blog “WalletPop” asked experts to suggest products that consumers should avoid buying. Among the nominated products was bisphenol A (BPA). Why? It’s been known since the 1930s that BPA mimics estrogen. But it wasn’t until the 1980s that evidence started to grow that there could be health implications when BPA leached into things like […]

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Chemicals Found In Beauty Products May Raise Health Concerns

Published: 13 December 2010
Category: Allergic Triggers, Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Inquirer,” chemicals in bath and body products may have a wide range of adverse health effects. Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton, author of “Toxic Overload” and supporter of the campaign group Chemical Safe Skincare, believes that absorbing chemicals through our skin is more dangerous than swallowing them.

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Emerging Science Prompts EPA to Re-examine Chemical Regulations

Published: 24 November 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “The New York Times,” U.S. EPA regulators convened with scientists to discuss how to design regulations for chemicals based on emerging science that connects exposures during pregnancy with disease much later in life. New research, in a field called epigenetics, now suggests that these changes, made during the earliest part of gestation, could […]

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New Report Indicates Bisphenol A May Cause Infertility and Embryo Death In Worms

Published: 16 November 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” a study released by the by Harvard Medical School found bisphenol A (BPA) interferes with reproduction in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. The researchers exposed the worms to varying levels of BPA. At the highest dose delivered — which produced a level of BPA in the worms consistent with […]

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Safety of BPA Becomes Intense Scientific Dispute

Published: 29 October 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “New Scientist,” the safe dosage of bisphenol A (BPA) is still furiously contested in what has become an intense scientific dispute. Lab studies using rats and mice exposed to high doses of BPA failed to show measurable effects on key aspects of reproductive development, function and behavior. However, other studies of rodents continue […]

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