Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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?

—Mellow Monk

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