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Book Review: “Toxic Cocktail: How Chemical Pollution Is Poisoning Our Brains” by Professor Barbara Demeneix


In her latest book, Professor Barbara Demeneix explains how exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is resulting in reduced IQ levels in children and higher rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The author also explains the approaches needed...
24-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

European Opinion on Glyphosate Greeted with Concern

Health and cancer groups have reacted with disappointment to the opinion from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) today that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. They say it is seen as a setback for efforts to prevent cancer through reduction to...
15-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals can Adversely Affect Brain Development

Results of tests provide evidence that exposure to a chemical mixture can disturb thyroid hormone signalling. The authors say that this adds weight to the suggestion that similar exposures can adversely affect brain development in unborn children.
13-Mar-2017 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leading Non-Profit Health Insurer Alerts EU Health Ministers on EDCs

The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) wrote to EU health ministers on Friday to urge them to take "proper action" on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
3-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chemicals Recognised as Human Endocrine Disruptors by EU

For the first, the EU has identified four chemical compounds as being of concern to human health because of their endocrine disrupting properties
17-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

European Citizens Launch Initiative to Ban Glyphosate


A European Citizens’ Initiative to ban glyphosate (Roundup weedkiller)has been launched in four cities today. One million signatures are needed to prompt a response from the European Commission.
8-Feb-2017 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Findings Showing Roundup Causes Disease Puts Glyphosate Back Under the Spotlight

Cutting edge techniques show low-dose, long-term exposure to Roundup causes liver disease in rats
9-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

EU Agrees Dental Amalgam Ban in Children, Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

European civil society has endorsed this week’s provisional agreement by the three EU institutions (European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union) to ban dental amalgam fillings for children under 15 and for...
5-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Environmental Policy to Prevent Cancer-Causing Pollutants

Primary prevention of cancer - that is, stopping cancer before it starts - is possible through changes in environment policy, such as strengthening regulation on air quality and chemicals, including hormone disrupting chemicals. Malta chose to focus...
6-Feb-2015 4:00 AM EST

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