Tagged: phthalates

plastic bag ban

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags

On May 23, the City Council of Los Angeles approved a historic measure that bans stores using consumer carry-out plastic bags within the next 16 months. The phase-out plan will affect 7,500 stores in the Los Angeles area, and will join the cities...

Toxic effects passed down for generations

Toxins Effect Us for Generations

Years ago scientists discovered that stress responses can be passed down over several generations within our genetic information – in a science termed epigenetics. New evidence is revealing that toxic exposures can also affect our grandchildren and their children. Research from Washington State...

Phthalate Plasticizers

Plasticizers Disrupt Human Hormones

Researchers from the University of Michigan have confirmed that common phthalate plasticizers DEHP, DBP and BPA disrupt human thyroid hormones associated with thyroid diseases. The research compared and analyzed the metabolites from urine and serum thyroid levels of 1,346 adults and 329 adolescents....