Endocrine Disrupters

polishing nailsLast week, we exposed the flaws of a study published by a group from the Harvard School of Public Health claiming that girls who drink more sugar sweetened soda have their first period a few months earlier than those who don t. ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom concluded that although this study made for a great headline, the science was lousy. However, according to research done by Dr. Louise Greenspan, a pediatric endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente, and Dr. Julianna Deardorff, an associate professor in the Maternal and Child...

ChemicalsIn the recent Independent Women s Forum, CEI s Angela Logomasini dissects the hype from the facts about so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals. She points out (as we here at ACSH have been saying for years) that the term itself has no real scientific or medical meaning, outside of its repeated (emphatic) use by those with an anti-chemical agenda and their pals in the media....

1408756_28700678Nothing new here. We ve written about this before.

Once the esteemed New York Times columnist Nick Kristof gets out of his comfort (and knowledge) zone he goes from a really great commentator to an ignorant scaremonger. Sort of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydrogen.

But even he has outdone himself this time. In an effort to be seen as a superhero against the evil chemical industry he is...

For years researchers have been investigating the hypothesis that trace levels of such industrial chemicals as pesticides, chlorinated compounds, and heavy metals are hazardous to human health.

Although studies have failed to establish a causal relationship, some scientists and activist groups continue to emphasize the role of trace levels of synthetic chemicals in human illness.

This continuing focus may be attributed, in part, to our increased ability to detect low levels of chemicals in the environment. It may also stem, however, from a collective - and often irrational - fear of such substances. In this report the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) explores the endocrine disrupter hypothesis, which asserts that certain (primarily man-made) chemicals act as...