Service dogs add to the debate over environment and fertility, but what does that mean for humans?

A study of generations of services dogs raised in identical conditions adds new evidence to the much-debated theory that common chemicals in the environment may impact fertility. This from a story buried in this morning's paper.  From 1988 to 2014, researchers studied between 42 and 97 stud dogs annually. Between 1994 and 2014, they also … Continue reading Service dogs add to the debate over environment and fertility, but what does that mean for humans?

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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

Cape Cod water: A cocktail of antibiotics, bug spray and scotchguard

Speaking of disease detectives, Newton’s Silent Spring Institute has been monitoring potentially toxic chemicals in the water and homes in Cape Cod and the news is not good. From a report released today.  Tests of 20 wells and two distributions systems supplying drinking water on Cape Cod found that 75 percent of the wells and … Continue reading Cape Cod water: A cocktail of antibiotics, bug spray and scotchguard