Category Archives: Hormones

F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups

Sabrina Tavernise nytimes.com WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that baby bottles and children’s drinking cups could no longer contain bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging. Manufacturers … Continue reading

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Large Human Study Links Phthalates, BPA and Thyroid Hormone Levels

Science Daily A link between chemicals called phthalates and thyroid hormone levels was confirmed by the University of Michigan in the first large-scale and nationally representative study of phthalates and BPA in relation to thyroid function in humans. The U-M … Continue reading

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Chemicals Used in Plastics Linked to Diabetes in Women

Crystal Gammon scientificamerican.com A group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women – up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research led … Continue reading

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Is “BPA-Free” a Lie?

ANH-USA Close. Many products that now boast they’re “BPA-free” have simply switched to a BPA relative that may be equally toxic! Regular readers will be aware of our campaign against BPA. Bisphenol-A is a dangerous, endocrine-disrupting chemical found in many … Continue reading

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Removing estrogen from drinking water

Robert Braun EurekAlert Bielefeld University students participating in MIT competition This release is available in German. A biological filter to remove estrogens from waste water and drinking water — 15 Bielefeld students submitting this project to the ‘international Genetically Engineered … Continue reading

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Is Monsanto’s Herbicide Harming Male Fertility?

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo In a disturbing new study published last month (Dec. 2011) in the Journal of Toxicology in Vitro, researchers found that Monsanto’s popular “weed killer” known as Roundup, which has already been linked to over 25 adverse health … Continue reading

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Consumer Alert: BPA-Free Goods Still Contain Toxic Bisphenol

Sayer Ji Activist Post Breaking new research indicates that manufacturers throughout the world who were using the toxic hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA), have simply switched to an equally toxic analogue in the same bisphenol chemical class known as bisphenol … Continue reading

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Breast cancer link to working nights: Three late shifts a week ‘doubles the risk of disease’

Jenny Hope Daily Mail Women who work night shifts are at higher risk of breast cancer, warn researchers. Their findings suggest working at night increases the chances of the disease by 40 per cent. Women working more than two night … Continue reading

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Laron Dwarves – Ecuador – August 2008

Cyrano Media Journeyman Pictures In the isolated mountains of Ecuador, a community of four-feet tall dwarves appear to be immune from cancer and diabetes. Here, two scientists are on a mission to find the ultimate cure for cancer. Inbreeding among … Continue reading

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New Zealand calls for ban on ‘damaging’ soy-based infant formulas

Ankush Chibber Food Navigator Health and medical experts in New Zealand have called for a ban on soy-based infant formula after a recent mouse study suggested soy damages the reproductive tract and immune system. Read More: New Zealand calls for … Continue reading

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