endocrine disruption

Can we win the war against plastic litter one straw at a time?

January 16, 2019

By Maddie Hunt

If you’re planning on going to dinner this weekend, be prepared for a strawless outing as Assembly Bill 1884 is now in effect. The bill became law on January 1 and was designed not only to limit the use of plastic straws, but to raise awareness of how prevalent single-use plastics are in daily life. Although AB 1884 doesn’t completely ban plastic straws from restaurants in California, it does limit their use by making consumers ask for them.

Flame retardants

What are flame retardants?

Flame retardants are chemicals added to materials to slow or prevent the start or growth of fire. Flame retardants have been used in many consumer and industrial products since the 1970s. You can be exposed to flame retardants in a variety of ways:

Endocrine disruptors

What are endocrine disruptors?

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the body’s hormones, which regulate a variety of functions like metabolism, growth, development, and sleep.