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Exposure to non-stick cookware linked to delayed menstruation


A class of chemicals commonly used in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant clothing and furniture, automobiles and a variety of other consumer products has been found to cause delayed menstruation in young girls. A Danish study recently published in the journal Human Reproduction reveals that girls whose mothers were exposed to perfluorinated compounds during pregnancy experience their first menstruation an average of about five months later than non-exposed girls.

Strontium, PFOA and toxic chemicals found in one-third of U.S. water supply


You may want to think twice before further drinking or even bathing in unfiltered tap water, as a new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that an astounding one-third of U.S. water systems contain traces of at least 18 unregulated and potentially hazardous contaminants, many of which are linked to causing endocrine disruption and cancer.