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Breast Cancer: Prevention is Better than Cure
Nov04

Breast Cancer: Prevention is Better than Cure

By The Editors The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organization addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union. With the support of more than 65 member organizations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes. According to HEAL, “the role that environmental factors play in cancer causation,...

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What Are Endocrine Disruptors?
Aug21

What Are Endocrine Disruptors?

By Roberta Attanasio According to the International Programme on Chemical Safety, World Health Organization (WHO) (2002), an endocrine disruptor is an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub) populations. This year, a group of experts convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WHO...

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A Not-So-New Role for Bisphenol A: Mammary Gland Carcinogen
Jul24

A Not-So-New Role for Bisphenol A: Mammary Gland Carcinogen

By The Editors Bisphenol A (BPA) is not just a harmful chemical found in many plastic products — it’s also a news champion, and our guess is we’ll keep hearing about it for a long time. The latest? BPA may act as a complete mammary gland carcinogen. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor (a chemical able to interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in...

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The Worldwide Obesity Epidemic: Links to Bisphenol A
Jun25

The Worldwide Obesity Epidemic: Links to Bisphenol A

By The Editors In a previous post, we discussed globesity – the escalating global epidemic of overweight and obesity –  and said that controlling globesity requires a variety of approaches, including the understanding of the association between obesity and exposure to environmental pollutants. There are many widespread environmental pollutants that may be contributing to the development of obesity. One of these pollutants...

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