Raise the Green Bar is an annual event hosted by MADE SAFE and Good Housekeeping. It was created to help consumers, companies and industries create more sustainable products and practices. With keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats and Q&A sessions, the summit focuses on guiding manufacturers, marketers, product managers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to maximize their brands’ sustainability efforts. (more…)
Dr. Shanna Swan
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment, usually manmade, that mimic, block or interfere with hormones in the body’s endocrine system. They’re found in a wide variety of consumer goods including carpets, cookware, household dust, fragranced products, furniture, paints, personal care products, plastics, pesticides, certain pharmaceuticals, and unfiltered drinking water (due to contamination).
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MADE SAFE Advisor Shanna Swan’s new book, Count Down, reflects decades of research and tells the story of “how our modern world is threatening sperm counts, altering male and female reproductive development, and imperiling the future of the human race.” This timely work shares how pervasive endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in our modern society, such as phthalates, BPA, flame retardants, and more, bind to receptor sites where “real” hormones should land, resulting in the mix up of the body’s hormone-driven signals.