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A Pervasive Threat: The Danger of in utero BPA Exposure - Endocrine News

A Pervasive Threat: The Danger of in utero BPA Exposure - Endocrine News | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new study presented at ENDO 2016 revealed a possible link between bisphenol A exposure in utero to breast cancer later in life. In the process, the researchers created a new bioassay that can test chemicals much faster than typical animal studies. Almost every single person alive today has detectable amounts of endocrine-disrupting chemical
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Microbead toxins could permeate human tissue, say experts

Microbead toxins could permeate human tissue, say experts | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail launched its ‘Ban the Beads’ campaign amid growing evidence of the damage they cause to the environment. Now experts think they could enter the food chain through fish.
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Air pollution tied to shorter survival with lung cancer

Air pollution tied to shorter survival with lung cancer | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Patients who live in communities with higher than average levels of air pollution typically die sooner than their peers who live in places with cleaner air. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
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New study points to Haifa area cancer 'hot spots' caused by pollution

New study points to Haifa area cancer 'hot spots' caused by pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Ynet, Yedioth Ahronoth Group's web site, is Israel's most comprehensive authoritative source for real-time news and Hebrew content on the web. Updated 24 hours a day.
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Fish for dinner? Your seafood might come with a side of plastic

Fish for dinner? Your seafood might come with a side of plastic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Fish are “stuffing themselves” on plastic, but scientists are still trying to figure out what effect that might have on those of us who eat seafood
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Warning Signs: How Safe Is "BPA Free?" - Endocrine News

Warning Signs: How Safe Is "BPA Free?" - Endocrine News | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
While stickers are showing up declaring certain products “BPA Free,” that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe. Could bisphenol S be even worse than the compound it is supposed to be replacing? Last month in California, customers in the checkout lines in grocery stores started seeing warning signs that read, in part: “Many food an
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Geographic cancer clusters are rampant but impossible to prove

Despite their best efforts, scientists can't prove the connection between industrial plants emitting noxious chemicals and geographical outliers in cancer numbers.
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How air pollution affects your health - infographic

How air pollution affects your health - infographic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Exposure to air pollutants has been linked to suppressed lung growth, asthma, heart disease, foetal brain growth damage and the onset of diabetes
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In Denver, Persuading Latino Immigrants to Trust the Tap Water

In Denver, Persuading Latino Immigrants to Trust the Tap Water | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
For many Hispanics, drinking soda or bottled water is cultural and a hard habit to break, even if they come to live where the water is clean and healthy.
Matthew Franklin's insight:

Reducing the use of single-use plastic water bottles is about more than just the zero waste environmental aspect. There are  social and health issues which we must consider in tackling this problem.

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