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Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Chemicals Linked to Increased Childhood Body Mass

Over the past few decades, concern has been steadily increasing over the prevalence of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in our environment and their effects on human health. Used in everyday products such as plastics, personal care items, and pesticides, common endocrine-disrupting chemicals include persistent organic pollutants (POPs), perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), polychlorinatedRead

Home Microbiome Protocol

The human microbiota is influenced not only by diet but also by outside environmental factors. Our living spaces have their own microbiomes, full of bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and other microorganisms. They come from people, pets, and things that enter our homes. Removing environmental toxins where possible and allowing beneficial microbesRead

Nitrates from Water May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Nitrates from tap and bottled water may play a role in prostate cancer, says a new study in Environmental Health Perspectives.  Spanish researchers studied men with and without prostate cancer to determine the connection between waterborne nitrates and prostate cancer odds. Nitrates contaminate certain water supplies via agricultural fertilizers andRead

Obesity – An Obesogen Review

The second installment in a 3-part series focusing on obesity was recently published in Biochemical Pharmacology, largely devoted to examining the evidence for the obesogen hypothesis, i.e., the proposal that environmental chemicals play a role in the growing overweight/obesity pandemic. This review specifically defines obesogens as chemicals that increase white adipose tissue massRead


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