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Flame Retardant Chemicals Affect Brain Development

Flame retardant chemicals in household products could affect the brain development of children.

Studies conducted at University of California at Riverside showed adult female mice exposed to PBDEs pass those chemicals to their offspring which can result in autism-like changes in the brain.

, December 06, 2021


Phthalate Exposure Linked to Heart Disease

Plastic exposure is causing heart disease and lost productivity.

New research from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine shows phthalates, a chemical found in food wrappers, cosmetics and other products, are linked to deaths from heart disease and an increase in all-cause mortality.

, October 25, 2021


Fine Particulate Air Pollution Ups Dementia Risk

The air you breathe may make you more susceptible to dementia.

Researchers from the University of Washington found people with long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution where they live had a higher risk of dementia compared to people in areas with cleaner air.

, August 23, 2021


Applying Lotions to Babies May Trigger Food Allergies

Moisturizing a baby's skin may expose them to food allergies.

Researchers in London have discovered the more a baby's skin is exposed to lotion the more likely they are to develop a food allergy.

, March 08, 2021


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Antibiotics Use

The use of antibiotics could lead to health issues down the road for patients.

Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have found the use of antibiotics, especially those with broad spectrum microbial coverage, is associated with an increased risk for new-onset inflammatory bowel disease and its subtypes, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

, September 14, 2020


Accidental Discovery Cures Parkinson’s Disease in Mice

Findings could bring hope to many with neurodegenerative diseases.

Researchers found by silencing a particular protein that affects gene expression they were able to regenerate brain cells and reverse Parkinson’s disease in mice.

, July 13, 2020


Miscarriage Tied to Commonly Used Chemicals

A hidden danger may increase the likelihood of miscarriage in women.

Data suggests exposure to synthetic chemicals commonly used in food packaging and elsewhere may increase a woman’s risk for miscarriage in the second trimester.

, May 04, 2020


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