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PVC flooring chemicals taken up by skin contact

Higher levels of the plastics chemicals known as phthalates have been found in children from homes containing PVC flooring materials, suggesting these softening agents can be absorbed by contact with the skin. The study, from Karlstad University in Sweden, shows that ingestion with food is not the only way that phthalates can be absorbed into […]

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Switch that turns male fertility on-and-off discovered

By manipulating testicular hormone levels, researchers from the Centre for Reproductive Biology at The Queen’s Medical Research Institute (Edinburgh, Scotland) were able to turn male fertility on and off, opening the door for “the pill” for men and new methods to boost male fertility by raising sperm counts. The technique relies on altering the androgenic […]

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