Posts Tagged ‘endocrine disruptors’

BPA: Would You Like a Receipt for Mortality Risk?

August 23, 2020 — Sage advice from an attorney about making safety claims for any product: safe is a four-letter word. In other words, an absolute assurance of safety is almost always a lie. So the challenge is to figure out if something is safe enough. For example,consider the “everywhere chemical” known as BPA (bisphenol-A). A new study in […]

Our Daily Diet of Plastic

June 18, 2019 — It’s not part of anyone’s dietary guidelines, but we’re consuming it nonetheless. Plastic is all around us – in the form of microparticles. We drink them, eat them, and breathe them. They’re in our food and our stools. By 2050, the world’s oceans will be filled with more plastic than fish. How Much? A new […]

Serving Mac and Cheese and Phthalates

July 15, 2017 — Mac and cheese sits near the top of the chart for America’s favorite comfort foods. But here’s a clearly discomforting thought. Yesterday, on National Mac and Cheese Day, we learned that those convenient dinners in a box have alarming levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals in them. Specifically, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) reports […]

Persistent Organic Pollution, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance

January 20, 2016 — A new study in PLOS ONE adds to the evidence that the endocrine disrupting properties of persistent organic pollution can be a significant factor in the dual epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Jung-Wei Chang and colleagues examined the relationship between abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and exposure to dioxin. They found a five-fold higher risk of elevated insulin […]

Obesity from Pizza Boxes

November 27, 2015 — The stuff they put into pizza boxes might cause obesity — and we’re not talking about the pizza. We’re talking about perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) that are put into the box itself to repel the grease. A new study published in Obesity finds that mothers with high PFAS exposure gave birth to children with higher BMI, waist circumference, and body […]

Strong Evidence Links Chemical Exposure to Obesity

September 30, 2015 — You can be forgiven for believing that the global epidemic of obesity is simply a “preventable” problem caused by unhealthy behaviors of “dietary patterns and physical activity.” The World Health Organization, CDC, and innumerable other authorities have repeated this supposition enough so that it has assumed the status of a fact. Thus, the notion that chemical exposure […]

FDA Says Antibacterial Soaps May Be Bogus

December 18, 2013 — Antibacterial soaps for consumer use will come off the market unless their makers prove that they actually live up to their claims. This would be the effect of a ruling published by FDA this week for a 180-day public comment period. People use these products to kill bacteria that cause illness and prevent their spread. […]