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Health benefits of urban bicycling outweigh risks

March 11th, 2011 by Environmental Health Perspectives

Even though urban bicyclists face hazards such as exposure to car exhaust and the risk of traffic accidents, it’s still far healthier to park the car and get on a bike. The health of the individual cyclists may improve as they drive less and exercise more, and the resulting reduction in exhaust emissions will benefit […]

Most plastics release estrogenic chemicals according to paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives

March 11th, 2011 by Environmental Health Perspectives

A paper published in March 2011 in the peer-reviewed open-access monthly journal Environmental Health Perspectives finds that most plastics contain chemicals with estrogenic activity that leach even if they are advertised as Bisphenol A (BPA) free. The paper “Most Plastic Products Release Estrogenic Chemicals: A Potential Health Problem That Can Be Solved” states that “almost […]