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Asthma Linked to Congested Highways

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, found that living near a heavily congested highway correlates with a higher presence of asthma.

Channels: Allergies, Environmental Health,

Released:
26-Jun-2012 12:55 PM EDT
  • Embargo expired:
    26-Jun-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Phthalate, Environmental Chemical Is Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity

Endocrine Society

Obese children show greater exposure than nonobese children to a phthalate, a chemical used to soften plastics in some children’s toys and many household products, according to a new study, which found that the obesity risk increases according to the level of the chemical found in the bloodstream. The study will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

Channels: Children's Health, Environmental Health, Obesity,

Released:
24-Jun-2012 4:35 PM EDT
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    26-Jun-2012 11:00 AM EDT

BPA Exposure In Pregnant Mice Changes Gene Expression of Female Offspring

Endocrine Society

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in many common plastic household items, can cause numerous genes in the uterus to respond differently to estrogen in adulthood, according to a study using a mouse model. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

Channels: Environmental Health, Genetics,

Released:
24-Jun-2012 4:10 PM EDT
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    26-Jun-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Exposure to Environmental Chemicals In the Womb Reprograms the Rodent Brain To Disrupt Reproduction

Endocrine Society

Prenatal exposure to the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, causes long-term changes to the developing brain that have adverse effects on reproductive function later in life, a new study finds. Results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

Channels: Environmental Health,

Released:
24-Jun-2012 4:00 PM EDT
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  • Embargo expired:
    26-Jun-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Experts Say Protocols for Identifying Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Inadequate

Endocrine Society

In a Statement of Principles unveiled today, The Endocrine Society proposes a streamlined definition for endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and offers recommendations that will strengthen the ability of current screening programs to identify EDCs.

Channels: Environmental Health,

Released:
25-Jun-2012 2:30 PM EDT
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Simpler Lifestyle Found to Reduce Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Mount Sinai Health System

A lifestyle that features fresh foods and limited use of products likely to contain environmental chemicals has been shown to reduce exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as BPA and phthalates, in a small population study. EDCs are linked to a number of adverse health complications including neuro-developmental delays, behavioral issues and fertility problems. They are produced by the millions of pounds per year and found extensively in a range of products that contain certain plastics.

Channels: Environmental Health,

Released:
26-Jun-2012 8:00 AM EDT
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Fungicide Used on Farm Crops Linked to Insulin Resistance

Endocrine Society

A fungicide used on farm crops can induce insulin resistance, a new tissue-culture study finds, providing another piece of evidence linking environmental pollutants to diabetes. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

Channels: Diabetes, Environmental Health,

Released:
25-Jun-2012 9:00 AM EDT
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Environmental Estrogens Affect Early Developmental Activity in Zebrafish

Genetics Society of America

New research presented at the ongoing International Zebrafish Development and Genetics Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, reveals that environmental estrogens may influence human and animal development at the very beginning stages of embryonic development, which is earlier than previously realized.

Channels: Environmental Health,

Released:
21-Jun-2012 4:30 PM EDT
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Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

An ASME Task Force released recommendations for a new nuclear safety construct that will reach beyond the traditional regulatory framework of adequate protection of public health and safety to minimize socio-political and economic consequences caused by radioactive releases from accidents.

Channels: Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Nuclear Power,

Released:
18-Jun-2012 4:00 PM EDT
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    15-Jun-2012 12:00 AM EDT

BPA Exposure Effects May Last for Generations

Endocrine Society

Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA) during gestation had immediate and long-lasting, trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviors in mice, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the journal Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society.

Channels: Environmental Health,

Released:
14-Jun-2012 10:45 AM EDT
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