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Phthalate Compounds Contaminating Your Glass of Wine

Aug. 8, 2014 — Alcohol may be even more damaging to your health then you first thought, researchers report. Phthalate compounds are extremely widespread in our environment, and have major potential as hormone ... full story
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Personal Care Products Possible Sources of Potentially Harmful Parabens for Babies

Dec. 11, 2013 — Through lotions, shampoos and other personal care products, infants and toddlers are likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult ... full story
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Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban

Jan. 15, 2014 — Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising ... full story
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Phthalates Heighten Risk for Childhood Asthma

Sep. 17, 2014 — An association between childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to two phthalates used in a diverse array of household products has been discovered by researchers. Phthalates are used in everything ... full story
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How Phthalate Exposure Impacts Pregnancy

Nov. 17, 2014 — In recent years, scientists have linked chemicals known as phthalates with complications of pregnancy and fetal development. Phthalates are chemicals used to make plastic materials more flexible and ... full story
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Reduced Testosterone Tied to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Exposure

Aug. 14, 2014 — Men, women and children exposed to high levels of phthalates -- endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastics and some personal care products -– tended to have reduced levels of testosterone in ... full story
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Dad’s Phthalate Exposure, Reproductive Success

June 11, 2014 — A new study, among the first in humans, is underway to investigate whether phthalate (plastics) levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ reproductive success, via epigenetic ... full story
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Prenatal Phthalate Exposures and Anogenital Distance in Swedish Boys

Oct. 29, 2014 — The first study to examine prenatal exposure to the phthalate DiNP finds it is associated with a shorter anogenital distance (AGD) in Swedish boys at the age of 21 months.  These findings raise ... full story
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Premature Infants Are Exposed to Unsafe Levels of Chemical in Medical Products Used to Save Their Lives

Nov. 13, 2014 — Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be ... full story
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New Study Shows Link Between Perfluorinated Compounds, Diabetes

Dec. 12, 2013 — Perfluorinated compounds are environmental toxins that are found in fire extinguishing foam and water-repellent textiles, among other items. In a new study, a research team has seen links between ... full story
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Food Packaging Chemicals May Be Harmful to Human Health Over Long Term

Feb. 19, 2014 — The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists. This is because most of these ... full story
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Endocrine Disruptors Start a Medical Revolution: From Alligators to Humans

Jan. 5, 2014 — Early studies of alligators led biologists to realize that something in the environment was affecting their reproduction. Juvenile female alligators had malformed ovaries, while males had lower than ... full story
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BPA and Related Chemicals: Human Safety Thresholds for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals May Be Inaccurate

Apr. 8, 2014 — Human and rat testes respond differently to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as BPA in two thirds of all cases, according to a recent review. As human safety levels are extrapolated from rodent ... full story
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Water Quality in Glass, Plastic Bottles: Better Than Expected in Spanish Study

Aug. 22, 2014 — Bottled water sold in Spain is practically free of constituents given off by plastic packaging or glass bottle lids. They are only detected in some cases, albeit in quantities much lower than limits ... full story
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