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May 2008

Evidence mounts that endocrine disruptors cause harm; consumer groups call for mortorium while FDA does nothing

For years, I've been reporting on the suspected dangers of chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors, which are used in everyday consumer products. An endocrine disruptor is a synthetic chemical that when absorbed into the body either mimics or blocks hormones and disrupts the body's normal functions. New studies link... Read more →

Why food prices are rising

Opinions abound on what's causing the cost of food to go up. Oil is not only driving up production and transportation costs, but also adding to demand for corn and soybeans, used to make alternative fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, a recent article in The Boston Globe reported. As... Read more →

Direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs needs to be banned

Having not watched much television in the last 10 years, I was stunned by the amount of advertising about prescription drugs shown on TV these days. I think direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs should be banned. It's responsible for the fact that Americans are taking too many prescription drugs that... Read more →