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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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