Blog Archives

EU finally recognises four phthalates as EDCs

In a historic development, four synthetic chemicals – DEHP, DIBP, DBP and BBP – have been identified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for human health. The news was first released by an official source in Denmark. These chemical substances have finally been included in the list of REACH substances of very high concern (2) because

Continue Reading →

Moms speak out on chemicals and GMOs

Most people think that the EU does not allow GMOs. In Sweden animals can now be fed with genetically modified crops. The antibiotics and glyphosate used in production add to the health risks from GMOs. Moms speak out about GMOs – because their children get over their illnesses when they clean up their diet and

Continue Reading →

To eat or not to eat TUNA

Judging by a recent study on canned tuna you might need to rethink your tuna sandwich. Are you going to carry on eating tuna and go for the cans without bisfenol A – BPA. Unfortunately there are other risks to take into account. When it comes to tuna they come big. Tuna grow fat on all the

Continue Reading →

The EU-commission evaded the law on EDCs

The EU has been caught breaking the law by failing to publish a definition for ‘endocrine disrupting chemicals’ known as EDCs – the chemicals that affect our hormones and used in many every day products. The EU’s regulation on biocidal products (substances that are intended to destroy risks but that can also have a harmful

Continue Reading →

Choosing healthy food 4 kids

It’s a challenge to provide nutritious food for a child. It’s all about the colour, texture and smell! For one child it can’t be mixed for another it has to be mixed. But the real challenge is to provide the variety needed to grow up with healthy bodies, brains, bones, muscles and nervous system. Dr Robert

Continue Reading →

Helping to stop use of endocrine disruptors EDCs

Minute amounts of hormones can have huge effects and so exposures to very low levels of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can cause great harm. EDCs like phthalates are chemicals that are used to prolong the scent in perfume so that its pleasant fragrance stays around a long time. Or to keep plastics or nailpolish soft

Continue Reading →

EDC costs = Hormone Disruptors

Warnings about hormone disruptors cause a lot of concern. It is about time that the risks were made clear and substances forbidden. According to a new study released by the Endocrine Society, exposure of EDC‘s – Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals, is costly. A conservative estimate shows that EDC’s cost the EU €157 billion annually. A team of 18 scientists

Continue Reading →

Aquaponics

Homegrown sounds great but involves a certain amoung of commitment. You have to remember to water the plants which is more of a challenge for some than others. I belong to that category and so I always use aquaponics for my indoor plants. For the past 3 years I have grown our sallad in gutters on the

Continue Reading →

Your right to know about food

You now have the right to know what is in every food package that you choose to buy. Today (2014-12-13) the EU Regulation 1169/2011 has come into force (interpreted in the Swedish regulation LIVSFS 2004: 27). This may not mean that every food package carries a full ingredient list that is linked to a barcode yet even if it

Continue Reading →

I want a castiron pan

Time flies and it’s soon Christmas. Toxxscan has some webinars coming up that focus on tips for a tox-free Christmas. Last weekend Toxxscan’s Elina Carblom took part in a training course arranged by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation´s (SSNC) chemical network, due to the increase in demand of lecturers on chemicals in Sweden. Elina was deeply shocked

Continue Reading →

Sponsors

Sponsors

Please follow & like us :)