If you haven’t visited TED, we highly recommend it. TED’s byline is “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Here are some ideas worth spreading from a fantastic talk on the impact of chemicals, like Atrazine and Bisphenol-A (BPA), on hormones given at a recent TED conference in Washington, DC. Atrazine and BPA cause hormone imbalance Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar [...]
According to the Annual Report of the President’s Cancer Panel, “filtering tap or well water can decrease exposure to numerous known of suspected carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.” Key recommendations from the report: Unless the municipal source “is known to be contaminated, it is preferable to use filtered tap water instead of commercially bottled water.” Use Bisphnol-A (BPA) [...]
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a study finding 232 toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of minority newborns. The tests confirm each baby was exposed to a host of dangerous substances during pregnancy. Find the full report here.
“Tapped” is a film documentary that dives into the bottled water industry and “its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.” Visit the Tapped website for more information and additional trailers. Click the “Theatres” tab on the right to get date and time listings for movie theater showings. Featured in [...]
When we hear that BPA “leaches” from plastic bottles into the contents of the container, we are perhaps lulled into a false sense of security. Leaching suggests the chemical builds up slowly, over time. A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) shows just the opposite. Researchers found participants who drank for [...]