Health Studies

“Super Lice” Resistant to Over the Counter Chemical Treatments

In many schools, kids aren’t the only ones going back to school. It is estimated that roughly 10 million children worldwide between the ages of 3 and 11 are infected with lice annually. And recent ...

Hairdressers more prone to breast cancer

Hairdresser styling red-haired womanHeadteaching, pharmacy and hairdressing are three jobs carrying an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a Swedish study The survey, of more than a million ...

What Are PARABENS?

Preservative chemicals found in samples of breast tumours probably came from underarm deodorants, UK scientists have claimed. Their analysis of 20 breast tumours found high concentrations of ...

Could lavender and tea tree oil act as endocrine disruptors?

ABC SCIENCE ONLINEThe lavender and tea tree oils found in some soaps, shampoos, hair gels and body lotions can produce enlarged breasts in boys, researchers report. These plant oils were linked to ...

Soy Cancer Warnings

CANCER patients are being warned to avoid soy because it can accelerate the growth of tumours.The Cancer Council NSW will issue guidelines today, warning about the dangers of high-soy diets and soy ...

Oils Linked to Breast Growth in Boys

BOSTON — Lavender and tea tree oils found in some shampoos, soaps and lotions can temporarily leave boys with enlarged breasts in rare cases, apparently by disrupting their hormonal balance, a ...

Cancer-causing Chemical Found In Children’s Bath Products

Women’s Shampoos and Body Wash also ContaminatedWASHINGTON — A hidden cancer-causing petrochemical has been found in dozens of children’s bath products and adults’ personal care products, in some ...

Reduce fetal exposure to BPA and phthalates, experts say

With Health Canada recently banning plastic baby bottles made from bisphenol A and proposing to ban certain toys, questions arise about whether similar actions should be taken to safeguard pregnant ...

Health Canada studying effect of chemicals on infant genitals

Health Canada has quietly been studying a delicate topic: Whether or not the genitals of Canadian babies are being altered by their moms’ exposure to bisphenol A or phthalates during pregnancy.The ...

New report finds positive association between phthalate exposure and ADHD symptoms

Phthalates are important components of many consumer products, including toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items. Studies to date on phthalates have been inconsistent, with some ...

EPA Announces Chemicals of Concern

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a series of actions on four chemicals raising serious health or environmental concerns, including phthalates. For the first time, EPA ...

Persistent Contaminants Found in Purified Beeswax

Residues of the varroacides amitraz, chlordimeform, chlorfenvinphos, bromopropylate, coumaphos, tetradifon, acrinathrin, and fluvalinate, the organic microcontaminants 4,4?-DDE, 4,4?-TDE, PCB 153 and ...

Reminder of how the European Union uses precautions and safeguards

A reminder of how the European Union uses precautions and safeguards to keep people & the environment safe. Similarly, they have some of the most stringent cosmetics safely laws. Sprout is proud ...

FDA Recalls Skin, Hair Products From India

Why the EU bans honey from India. Sprout is honey free!Why Sprout is Gluten free!The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Swad Brand skin and hair products imported from India ...

As Report Reveals Toxic Ingredients in Baby Shampoo, Johnson & Johnson Goes Public with Plans to Clean Up Products

*See below for a recent update.** Less than a month after Johnson & Johnson ranked as the most trusted brand in America in Forbes‘ survey (link is external) comes a report (link is external)that ...

Study Ties Chemicals in Beauty Products to Women’s Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals in beauty and personal care products may boost women’s risk of diabetes, a new study suggests, although the authors cautioned that the finding is far from ...