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Early Pregnancy Loss

Common Levels of Phthalate Plasticizers Leads to Higher Risk of Early Miscarriage

For the first time, researchers examined exposure to a phthalate commonly used in plastics and miscarriage in humans.  They found that women exposed near the time of conception to a particular phthalate (DEHP), are more likely to miscarry early in the pregnancy compared to women with lower exposures.  It’s interesting to note that exposure to […]

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Testing Reveals Secret Toxic Chemicals in Brand-name Household Cleaners

Guest Post by Cassidy Randall, Women’s Voices for the Earth Have you ever wondered why, when you look at the back of your favorite laundry detergent or all-purpose cleaner, you only find a few ingredients on the label? That’s because cleaning product companies are legally allowed to keep chemicals a secret from you, even the toxic […]

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Say No to Toxic PVC School Supplies with CHEJ’s Back to School Guide

Awareness of BPA in plastics is becoming more common, but did you know that children’s lunch boxes, binders, backpacks and nap mats can contain chemicals linked to learning disabilities, ADHD, obesity, and asthma?  A new 2011 study found PVC is one of the most widely used hazardous plastics in the world because it’s made with […]

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