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Endocrine disrupting chemicals and menopause – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 29th, 2015.

Women whose bodies have high levels of hormone mimicking chemicals found in plastics, personal-care products, common household items and the environment appear to experience menopause earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals, according to a new US study. Researchers analysed the blood and urine of almost 1,500 menopausal women and identified 15 chemicals […]

BPA, brain and behaviour – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 28th, 2013.

A study published this week in the journal PNAS finds that mice exposed to prenatal BPA exhibit changes in brain gene expression and increase in anxiety related behaviours. The study claims that the mice were given a dose of BPA that is comparable to human exposure. BPA is found in many plastics including bottles and […]

Melamine leaching from plastic tableware – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 22nd, 2013.

Tableware made from melamine-containing plastics may leach some of the compound into food if it is served hot, according to new research. However independent experts are unsure of what health impact – if any – such small doses could have. In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Taiwanese researchers measured the  the melamine […]

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