How to avoid hormone disrupting chemicals 

“The evidence for adverse reproductive outcomes (infertility, cancers, malformations) from exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is strong, and there is mounting evidence for effects on other endocrine systems, including thyroid, neuroendocrine, obesity and...

Test Measures Women’s Cancer Recurrence Risk After Hormone Therapy

If doctors knew a woman’s risk of late distant recurrence, they could recommend extended hormonal therapy only for women who would benefit from it. CTS5 was able to accurately separate the women into groups of low, intermediate, or high risk of late distant recurrence after 5 years of hormonal therapy. The tool found 42% of the women had low late distant recurrence risk, so the risks of extended hormonal therapy outweighed the benefits for these women.

The problem with all the plastic that’s leaching into your food

Most of our food containers — from bottles to the linings in aluminum cans to plastic wraps and salad bins — are made using polycarbonate plastics, some of which have bioactive chemicals, like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. These man-made chemicals can leach from the containers or wrappings into the food and drinks they’re holding — especially when they’re heated. Research released earlier this year found that more than 90 percent of bottled water from the world’s leading brands was contaminated with microplastics, sparking a review of plastics in drinking water by the World Health Organization.

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