Q&A with Author Florence Williams I had the opportunity to sit down with Florence Williams and discuss her new book Breasts: A natural and unnatural history, and how it relates reforming our out of date laws on toxic chemicals. I thoroughly enjoyed her book and thought it was a smart analysis of the scientific, cultural […]
BPA is a very common chemical found in plastics, food and beverage can linings, and other consumer products. BPA is one of the highest volume chemicals produced in the world; according to the Centers for Disease Control, 93% of us have it in our bodies. BPA mimics estrogen and, in animal studies, researchers have linked […]
Listen to the teleconference: Toxic Chemicals and Reproductive Health: What's the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/mp3/repro-health-teleconference-18nov10.mp3 Infertility. Early puberty. Decreased sperm counts. Breast and prostate cancers. These are just a few of the reproductive health problems that are increasing in the United States today. More and more evidence implicates that some of these increases are linked to our […]
A few years ago, I noticed that my beautiful, vivacious seven-year-old daughter had breasts. Wasn’t this a little young? She was into Harry Potter, rainbow sherbet and puppies — not bras and pads.
From childhood obesity to breast cancer: new research links chemicals to large-scale health problems
Cancer, infertility, obesity, asthma, learning disorders, early puberty, diabetes — what do all of these things have in common? For starters, they are all on the rise in the U.S. Second, they are major health trends that scientists are now linking to exposure to toxic chemicals. The latest alarming public health trend now linked to […]