The Regulatory Effects of PCB on Thyroid Function

What are PCBs? PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyls are man-made chemicals with a striking resemblance to an important hormone that is synthesized in our bodies. PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications such as hydraulic equipment, plasticizers, pigments, and even carbonless copy paper [1]. These chemicals were banned in the U.S. in 1979 … Continue reading The Regulatory Effects of PCB on Thyroid Function

New Hampshire Has the Highest Pediatric Cancer Rates in the Nation

The incidence and prevalence of health problems associated with endocrine-disruption are on the rise. Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are any chemical (synthetic or environmental) that can interfere with the endocrine system. Why might the incidence and prevalence of health-related issues be on the rise? Many of the chemicals we are exposed to every day have endocrine … Continue reading New Hampshire Has the Highest Pediatric Cancer Rates in the Nation