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The Human Experiment: Exploring the rise in reproductive problems

Therese Kerr believes the beauty products she used to coat her body in are to blame for the bout of endometriosis she suffered when she was 30.

"Without a doubt," says Kerr, who also had her spleen removed because of tumours in… Continue Reading

Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.

Why maybe? That’s because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones,… Continue Reading

Urinary Phthalate Metabolites Are Associated With Decreased Testosterone in Men, Women, and Children

John D. Meeker and Kelly Ferguson conducted a study to determine if urinary concentrations of 13 Phthalate metabolites correlated with low testosterone levels in men, women, and children. The reason for the study is evidence of declining testosterone levels among men in… Continue Reading

Ten Retailers Urged to Pull Potentially Toxic Products

In April of 2013 health and environmental groups launched a major campaign to encourage 10 national retailers – including Walmart, Target, and Costco – to remove items from their stores containing hazardous chemicals. While a few of the companies in the past… Continue Reading

My Toxic Baby

How many of us love the way that our babies smell right after a bath?  I know that I certainly do!  Now how many of us would bathe our babies in formaldehyde?  I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet to answer,  none… Continue Reading

Triclosan to be Banned In Canada

The Canadian government is set to declare the bacteria killer found in many toothpastes, mouthwashes and anti-bacterial soaps as toxic to the environment, a move which could see the use of the chemical curtailed sharply in Canada. Triclosan, the chemical in question,… Continue Reading

Sucralose Found in Drinking Water Supply of More than 28 Million Americans

Studies have linked artificial sweeteners such aspartame (Equal), saccharin (Sweet’N Low), and sucralose (Splenda) to medical issues with “male fertility, red blood cell count, kidney health, gut flora balance, and body weight…” And the concerns have not fallen on deaf ears, as… Continue Reading

1,4-Dioxane

The FDA has known about 1,4-Dioxane since 1979 and has given terribly delicate tips and suggestions to makers that their merchandise should not contain greater concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane than 10 ppm, or parts per million. Even with this lenient guideline, some 15%… Continue Reading

Use Of Cleaning Products During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Asthma In Young Children

Women who use a lot of household cleaning products when they are pregnant, or shortly after giving birth, are increasing their child’s risk of developing asthma. That’s according to the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents of Children (ALSPAC, also known as Children… Continue Reading

Fragrance: A Growing Health and Environmental Hazard

Fragrances are used in products we all encounter on a daily basis. These items can include anything from cosmetics and toiletries, to household cleaners and scented candles. But did you know that “95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived… Continue Reading

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