Avoid these 17 chemicals to avoid breast cancer

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Many everyday chemicals have been linked to breast cancer, warns a comprehensive review performed by the Silent Spring Institute and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

The study documents 17 families of chemicals that women can be screened for exposure to and includes tips for women seeking to reduce their cancer risk. Continue reading

Endocrine disruptors in our foods are causing low sperm function

 

A plethora of endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with human sperm function in a way that may have a negative impact on fertilization.

These are the findings of a German – Danish team of researchers from the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research in Bonn, Germany, and the University Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. The work, which is published in EMBO reports, suggests that endocrine disruptors may contribute to widespread fertility problems in the Western world in a way that hitherto has not been recognized. Continue reading