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31 Mar Pesticides on vegetables and fruit linked to lower sperm counts. For the first time, scientists have shown that men who eat produce with a lot of chemical residues may be less fertile. Newsweek.

16 Mar 5 places harmful chemicals can lurk in your home. As you run out of products and replace them, make a conscious effort to opt for things that pose less harm to you and your family. Fox News.

6 Mar Hormone disrupting chemicals may cost EU 157 billion euros a year. Human exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals could cost the European Union some 157 billion euros a year in health care and lost productivity, according to a study published Thursday in a scientific journal. Agence France-Presse.

4 Mar WorkSafe heads sacked over Fiskville CFA centrre contamination. The heads of Victoria's workplace safety watchdog have been sacked over the toxic contamination of water at the Fiskville CFA training centre. Melbourne Age.

3 Mar Fiskville fire training facility closed after banned chemical found in dam water. The controversial Fiskville firefighter training facility in regional Victoria, Australia has been closed indefinitely, after a banned chemical was found in four dams used to store water for training exercises. The Guardian.

2 Mar Comparing models: DBP effects in rat and human germ cells. Prenatal exposure to di(n-butyl) phthalate (DBP), a chemical that makes plastics flexible, has been associated with a spectrum of male reproductive system disorders in animals, and there is evidence it may adversely affect human testicular germ cells. Environmental Health Perspectives.

18 Feb Firefighters at higher risk of cancer diagnosis. A commander for one fire department in South Florida says the most dangerous part of the job isn't fighting fires. In reality, its toxics from the flames that's killing firefighters at an alarming rate. West Palm Beach WPEC TV.

11 Feb Rutherford, New Jersey, parents concerned over cancer. Comments by a recently retired Pierrepont School teacher concerning his cancer diagnosis have set off a firestorm of controversy in the Rutherford community, leaving some parents to question the safety of the air quality in and around the school and demand that buses be relocated and kept from idling. Bergen South Bergenite.

26 Jan BPA disrupts sperm development, linked to declining male fertility. A new study soon to be published in the journal PLOS Genetics suggests that bisphenol A (BPA)?an endocrine disruptor found in many plastics, can linings and receipts, and which mimics the effects of estrogen?may play a role in the decline in male fertility. Newsweek.

23 Jan Hormone-mimicking chemicals may threaten male fertility, study warns. Bisphenol A and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals may be wreaking havoc on sperm and stymying some couples' hopes of having children, warns new research. Huffington Post.

21 Jan Study confirms cancer cluster among CFA Fiskville firefighters in Victoria, Australia. Firefighters who worked at a Country Fire Authority facility in Victoria?s Ballarat region have a higher incidence of skin, testicular and brain cancers, a comprehensive study has found. The Guardian.

21 Jan Cancer cluster at CFA Fiskville training centre confirmed by study. A comprehensive health study has confirmed a cancer cluster associated with firefighters at the Fiskville Training Centre, the Victorian Government says. Australia ABC News.

17 Jan Tyrone Hayes on the misfortune of frogs, crooked science and why we should shun GMOs. The life and work of biologist Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, PhD, reads like the script of a Hollywood blockbuster: Scientist whistleblower takes on global agribusiness responsible for environmental havoc; a web of lies, corporate shenanigans, and mystery ensues. So it?s somehow fitting that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme took on Hayes? story for a segment in the Amazon Original TV series pilot, "The New Yorker Presents." TreeHugger.

15 Jan Toxin ruling should put Maine kids' interests first. Mandating disclosure of phthalates would help consumers make safer choices for their families. Portland Press Herald.

7 Jan Kids toys could injure a man?s sex life. American men, beware: Your long-term reproductive health might be served by ditching the kids? Christmas toys into the nearest dumpster. New York Daily News.


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