Are potentially toxic chemicals in CapeCod drinking water a health risk? A public meeting

The scientists at Silent Spring Institute in Newton took on a very difficult job -- Look at the links between the environment and the Cape Cod breast cancer cluster. Scientists have challenged the relevance of cancer clusters. And, critics of environmentalists like to dismiss this kind of research as the work of  so-called "chemophobes." So, … Continue reading Are potentially toxic chemicals in CapeCod drinking water a health risk? A public meeting

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BPA linked to infertility? Until we know more, how to reduce exposure

From Boston.com A growing body of evidence suggests that women who have high urine levels of bisphenol-A—a chemical used in some hard plastics and to coat metal cans—are more likely to suffer from infertility, and now researchers have found a possible reason why. BPA may disrupt eggs from maturing properly, according to a study from … Continue reading BPA linked to infertility? Until we know more, how to reduce exposure

Did news reports miss the message on IOM breast cancer/environment study?

Earlier this week, we cast this IOM study as offering little new news.  But, as Julia Brody of  The Silent Spring Institute points out, that's not quite true.  From the environmental Health News website: ...(M)ost of the news media missed the significance of the assessment on environmental chemicals. The real news is that the report is an … Continue reading Did news reports miss the message on IOM breast cancer/environment study?