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Beauty Products May Trigger Early Menopause

Many Americans today are more aware than ever of the potentially harmful effects toxic chemicals can have on our bodies. For years, scientists have found links between harmful chemicals and brain disorders, lung damage, and even cancer and birth defects. And many of us have taken notice and begun to…

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Chemical Phthalates in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

We all want our children to be as happy and healthy as possible, and as parents we go to great lengths to ensure that’s the case. Avoiding potentially harmful chemicals is just one of the ways families can protect their loved ones. And thanks to a recent study led by…

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Most Hair Dyes

By now many of you know that some of products we use on a daily basis contain potentially harmful chemicals. These chemicals can be found in products such as hand sanitizers, bath soaps, and shampoos. The toxic chemicals can also be found in items we use less frequently, such as…

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Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in a Majority of Seasonal Holiday D├ęcor Products

The holidays are a time when families love to deck the halls with boughs of holly, but with some traditional holiday decorations containing potential harmful chemicals the season may not be so jolly. A recent study of 69 products by healthystuff.org found “more than two thirds of the products contained…

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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, most notably reproductive hormones such as estrogen and…

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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 recent decades and in related conditions at multiple…

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Baby Shampoo Study Raises Chemical Concerns

A 2008 study conducted by Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, a University of Washington pediatrician, found elevated levels of Phthalates in the urine of babies who had been recently shampooed, powdered, or lotioned with baby products. Phthalates are believed to be linked to possible birth defects as well as reproductive issues in…

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