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Endocrine Society Applauds New Beauty Products Regulations Bill

The Endocrine Society praised the reintroduction of a Senate bill to ensure consumers are protected from hazards associated with exposure to chemicals in personal care products such as cosmetics and lotions. The Personal Care Products Safety Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins, would set a rigorous safety standard for personal care...
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Let the Sunshine In: New Studies Illuminate Vitamin D

shutterstock_138340673 Two recent studies in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shed light on various factors that affect vitamin D levels in the body. The links between vitamin D and certain forms of contraception as well as how it can be impacted by endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been given a closer look by endocrine researchers. Because...
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ENDO 2017 Breaking News: Exposure to Common Flame Retardants May Raise the Risk of Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Some flame retardants used in many home products appear to be associated with the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a new study being presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting, ENDO 2017, in Orlando, Fla. “Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the U.S., with...
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ENDO 2017 Breaking News: Pyrethroid Pesticide Exposure Appears to Speed Puberty in Boys

Environmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found. They will present their study results Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Previous research shows that early puberty increases the risk of diseases in adulthood, for example, testicular cancer in men and breast cancer...