Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are ubiquitous in the environment being used in the manufacturing of pesticides, industrial chemicals, plastics, cash register receipts, hand sanitizers, medical equipment, dental sealants, personal care products, sunscreens, cosmetics, and other common consumer house hold products such as carpets, vinyl flooring, flame retardant clothes, furniture, and electronics, canned foods, and even […]

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Folic Acid Can Reduce The Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The benefits of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects or abnormalities of the spine have long been known. A study published last month in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives has shown that folic acid can reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorder in women who have been exposed to household or commercial pesticides. […]

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Pesticides May Negatively Impact IVF Pregnancy Rates

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We know from animal studies that pesticide exposure can negatively impact the number of live-born offspring. A recent study in JAMA suggests that the same may be true in humans, that is, pesticides may negatively impact IVF pregnancy rates. Researchers looked at preconception intake of pesticide residue from fruits and vegetables to see if there […]

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Past Pesticides and Endometriosis Risk

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Investigators from the Pacific Northwest reported online in Environmental Health Perspectives¬†that exposure to organochlorine pesticides was associated with the development of endometriosis. Is there any connection to past pesticides and endometriosis risk? ¬†In a case control study of 248 women with surgically confirmed endometriosis and 538 healthy control women, serum samples were obtained so that […]

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