Birth control pills, plastics, and prostate cancer
A recent study on lab animals suggests that certain estrogen-like chemicals can lead to prostate cancer and other health problems in the unborn children of pregnant women who are exposed to those chemicals. One chemical is found in birth-control pills; the other, in polycarbonate, a hard plastic used in beverage containers, for instance. (You can read the full article here).
It's scary, isn't it. Who knows how many other chemicals out there are having long-term negative affects on our health or our children's health—chemicals that for decades have been considered safe?