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Can exercise reduce the effects of phthalates during pregnancy?

Master student Eva Poling at the University of Wyoming, USA has revealed some interesting findings in her study of mice exposed to Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP) during pregnancy.   Her laboratory experiments exposed pregnant mice to BBP to test whether the harmful effects of this endocrine disrupting chemical could be reduced by exercise, in this … Continued

NEW – Insight Reports to endocrine disrupting chemicals

We’ve created our new EDC Insight Reports to use as guides into key groups of endocrine disrupting chemicals, and to help you discover more about how everyday chemicals may be affecting your health.   Download them to learn more about these widely used chemical groups – where they are found, and how they might be … Continued

Can chemicals cause obesity? 

Scientists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim reported their study last week to identify whether a relationship can be established between plastics containing potent mixtures of chemicals and adipogenesis, a key process in the development of fat cells.    Adipocytes are cells that store fat in the body as an energy source. … Continued

Can we boost our immune system?

During this difficult time when many of us are thinking more about our health, one question seems to bubble up to the surface time and time again – how can we boost our immune system?   The immune system is a complex system made up of body cells, organs, lymph glands and nodes, and bone … Continued

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