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What are EDCs and Why They Pose a Threat to Public Health

What are EDCs and Why They Pose a Threat to Public Health

Perhaps the most egregiously understated threat to widespread public health is that of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) on the human hormone system. There’s no way to really measure how common these chemicals are because they’re essentially found in everything from baby products to the clothes on your back.

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Falling sperm counts that threaten human survival linked to chemical exposure

Falling sperm counts that threaten human survival linked to chemical exposure Falling sperm counts and changes to sexual development are “threatening human survival” and leading to a fertility crisis. And chemicals like plastic and pesticides are to blame, which are found all sorts of household items, like food, clothing, cooking tools, hair and body products, etc. 

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Is polyester toxic?

Is polyester toxic? The reason that we started Opok was because we learned that these synthetic materials can be detrimental to our health, let alone devastate our environment. We have heard feedback that people are unaware that polyester, the most widely used material in clothing, can be toxic given that it’s in everything. So we did our research and here are our findings.

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Interview with the Richard twins: Doctors, professors, and health experts.

Interview with the Richard twins: Doctors, professors, and health experts. We had a chance to sit down with Marc Richard, M.D., and Mike Richard, M.D., and get their take on the link between pesticides, synthetic chemicals, and human health. Not only are they prestigious doctors with a lot to say— they’re also identical twins like us! 

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