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Antioxidant reverses BPA-induced fertility damage

From plastics to pesticides, it seems like every week delivers fresh news about the dangers of endocrine disruptors — chemicals in the environment that alter the body’s hormones and can lead to reproductive, developmental, neurologic and immune problems and cancer. … Continue reading

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Common chemical disrupts reproductive biology

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the New York State Department of Health have discovered how a common plasticizer associated with human reproductive abnormalities likely does its damage at the molecular level. For years, scientists have linked exposure to DEHP, … Continue reading

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Limit plastic during pregnancy

Exposure to a common plastics chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints. Researchers found that baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical called DiNP tended to have … Continue reading

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Yet another warning on plastics

Chemicals called phthalates are used to make the plastics employed in manufacturing the containers of many consumer products, including foods, beverages and cosmetics. Research over the past few years has linked these chemicals to a number of health problems, including … Continue reading

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More warnings against BPA

The chemical BPA (bisphenol A), found in many plastics, has been linked to a lot of health problems. Here’s another one specifically for pregnant women. A study in mice has found that exposing male fetuses to BPA could lead to … Continue reading

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