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Lisette van Vliet

Dr. Lisette van Vliet, formerly of Europe's Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) points out that, "Some researchers now believe that if governments act to reduce our exposure to certain chemicals, it will be easier to reduce the incidence of obesity and diabetes."


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2017

The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing, Science News, Sept. 19, 2017, by Laura Beil.
Farmers' greater risk of diabetes linked to pesticide exposure, Beyond Pesticides, Sept. 2017.
Why do so many farmers have diabetes? The New Food Economy, Aug. 28, 2017, by Matt Kelly.
Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism, Reuters, Aug. 15, 2017, by Anne Harding.
Everyday plastic chemicals linked to type 2 diabetes risk, DiabetesUK, July 14, 2017, by Jack Woodfield.
Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease, Medical News Today, July 14, 2017, by Tim Newman.
Dust triggers fat cell growth, WorldHealth.net, July 13, 2017.
Chemicals in medicines, food packaging and toys increase men's risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, The Daily Mail, July 13, 2017, by Alexandra Thompson.
House dust spurs growth of fat cells in lab tests, Science Daily, July 12, 2017.
Everyday chemicals linked to chronic disease in men, Science Daily, July 12, 2017.
Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses, Science Daily, July 11, 2017.
How air pollution is linked to type 2 diabetes, Science Daily, Jun. 29, 2017.
Transportation noise increases risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, EurekAlert!, Jun. 21, 2017.
Gardening chemicals may increase diabetes risk, Newsmax, Jun. 15, 2017. 
Obesity linked to chemical substitutes found in food containers? Tech Times, Jun. 9, 2017, by Andrew Norman.
Infant microbiome may influence type 1 diabetes development, Medscape, Apr. 20, 2017, by Liam Davenport.
Ask the doctors: Studies show surprising link between diabetes and pollution, Auburnpub.com, Apr. 3, 2017.
Exposure to air pollution may raise kids' risk for type 2 diabetes, Lawndale News, Mar. 2, 2017.
Common insecticides might create higher risk for diabetes and metabolic diseases, Knowridge Science Report, Feb. 26, 2017.
Study: Air pollution is linked to diabetes in overweight Latino children, NBC News, Feb. 8, 2017, by Catalina Gonella.
Exposure to bisphenol A while pregnant could increase children's risk of obesity, Yahoo News, Feb. 8, 2017.
Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children, USC News, Feb. 7, 2017, by Zen Vuong.
Dangerous fruit: Mystery of deadly outbreaks in India is solved, New York Times, Jan. 31, 2017, by Ellen Barry.
Link between common synthetic chemicals and diabetes, Digital Journal, Jan. 30, 2017, by Tim Sandler.
The search for what triggers type 1 diabetes, CNN, Jan. 25, 2017, by Michael Nedelman.
Diabetes risk increases with insecticides, iTech Post, Jan. 23, 2017, by Rodney Rafols. 
Insecticides mimic melatonin, creating higher risk for diabetes, Science Daily, Jan. 19, 217. 
Common insecticides mimic melatonin, creating higher potential risk for diabetes and metabolic diseases, University at Buffalo, Jan. 18, 2017, by Ellen Goldbaum.
Common virus may have role in type 1 diabetes, UPI, Jan. 10, 2017, by Serena Gordon.
The search for what triggers type 1 diabetes, CNN, Jan. 10, 2017, by Michael Nedelman.
What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system? Ensia, Jan. 4, 2017, by Lindsey Konkel.

2016

Concern over EDCs continues to grow, MedPage Today, Dec. 23, 2016, by Kristen Monaco.
How plastics cause autism, diabetes, cancer, birth defects, The Guardian, Dec. 13, 2016, by Chukwuma Muanya.
Immune system, unleashed by cancer therapies, can attack organs, New York Times, Dec. 3, 2016, by Matt Richtel.
Household chemicals and diabetes: A surprising link, MD, Dec. 2, 2016, by Andrew Smith.
Arsenic metabolism linked to development of type 1 diabetes, Physician's Briefing, Dec. 1, 2016.
Could arsenic exposure contribute to type 1 diabetes in youths? Medscape, Nov. 30, 2016, by Liam Davenport.
Air pollution is a risk factor for diabetes, says study, Knowridge Science Report, Nov. 21, 2016.
Reducing environmental pollutants tied to drop in diabetes, Medscape, Nov. 1, 2016, by Becky McCall.
Avoiding endocrine disruptors drops diabetes risk: Study, The Scientist, Oct. 27, 2016, by Kerry Grens.
Reduced exposure to common chemicals could lower type 2 diabetes rates, Diabetes.co.UK, Oct. 27, 2016, by Jack Woodfield.
These common chemicals are linked to type-2 diabetes: Study, Time, Oct. 26, 2016, by Justin Worland.
Toxic chemicals tied to $340B in US health costs and lost wages, Fox News/Reuters, Oct. 18, 2016. 
Can gut microbiota changes lead to type 2 diabetes? Medpage Today, Oct. 12, 2016.
Exposure to chemicals tied to lower vitamin D levels, NewsMax, Oct. 4, 2016, by Sylvia Booth Hubbard.
Air pollution may increase insulin resistance over time, Renal and Urology News, Sept. 29, 2016.
Air pollution is linked to a diabetes marker, New York Times, Sept. 21, 2016, by Nicholas Bakalar.
Chemical exposure linked to lower vitamin D levels, Medical Express, Sept. 20, 2016.
Commentary: 25 years of endocrine disruption research-- great strides, but still a long way to go, Environmental Health News, Sept. 19, 2016, by Laura Vandenberg.
Babies have a microbial window of opportunity, Scientific American, Sept. 19, 2016, by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta.
Bad air and blood sugar? Study attempts to link pollution and diabetes risk, MD Magazine, Sept. 16, 2016, by Andrew Smith.
Insulin resistance higher with long-term exposure to air pollution, Endocrinology Advisor, Sept. 12, 2016.
Air pollution a risk factor for diabetes, say researchers, Science Daily, Sept. 8, 2016.
How air pollution affects your health- infographic, The Guardian, July 5, 2016, by Paul Tinker and Tom Levitt.
Air pollution tied to impaired glucose, lipid metabolism, Endocrinology Advisor, June 15, 2016, by Tori Rodriguez. 
Educate your immune system, New York Times, June 3, 2016, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff.
Air pollution can increase blood glucose, LDL, and triglycerides, Cardiology Advisor, May 30, 2016.
More BPA exposure as a fetus leaves kids fatter at age 7- NYC study, Environmental Health News, May 17, 2016, by Brian Bienkowski.
Here's why kids are still getting more obese, while consuming fewer calories, Mother Jones, Apr. 28, 2016, by Tom Philpott.
Study says fast food contains industrial chemicals linked to health problems such as infertility, diabetes, KyForward, Apr. 18, 2016.
Doctor with diabetes speaks out against chemicals in plastic, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Apr. 7, 2016, by Harry Jackson Jr.
Breathing very dirty air may boost obesity risk, Student Science, Apr. 4, 2016, by Ashley Yeager.
Air pollution may increase diabetes risk, Newsmax, Mar. 17, 2016.
High-fat diets raise risk of obesity in offspring, Nature, Mar. 15, 2016, by Linda Geddes.
Traditional cosmetics, soaps drastically increase endocrine-disrupting chemicals in body, Medical Daily, Mar. 8, 2016, by Stephanie Kossman.
A chemical shell game: How DuPont concealed the dangers of the new teflon toxin, The Intercept, Mar. 3, 2016, by Sharon Lerner. 
Can exposure to air pollution lead to increased diabetes risk? MPR, Mar. 1, 2016.
I knew Beijing's bad air was killing me slowly. But is it making me fat too? Los Angeles Times, Feb. 23, 2016, by Julie Makinen.
Could air pollution be making us fat? CBS News, Feb. 23, 2016, by Ashley Welsch.
Study: Air pollution heightens risk of obesity and diabetes, Time, Feb. 22, 2016, by Sarah Begley.
Study: Air pollution increases risk for obesity, diabetes, UPI, Feb. 22, 2016, by Stephen Feller.
Air pollution causes weight gain in lab rats, Voice of America, Feb. 22, 2016.
Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of obesity, Duke Today, Feb. 19, 2016.
Air pollution's effects comparable to obesity in increasing type 2 diabetes risk, Healio Endocrine Today, Feb. 15, 2016, by Regina Schaffer.
Air pollution's damage starts hitting Utah children before birth, The Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 12, 2016, by Brian Moench. 
Weight gain through plasticizers, EurekAlert, Jan. 18, 2016.
Could flame retardants in household items lead to obesity? Forbes, Jan. 7, 2016, by Bruce Lee.

2015

Type 1 still on the rise in US kids, CHE blog, Dec. 19, 2015, by Sarah Howard.
Type 1 diabetes prevalence on the rise in kids: Group complains about reports that lump type 1 together with type 2, Medpage Today, Dec. 18, 2015, by Parker Brown.
Emerging picture on role of EDCs, microbiome in obesity, diabetes, Medpage, Dec. 18, 2015, by Veronica Hackenthal.
More U.S. kids have type 1 diabetes, but researchers don't know why, Medical Express, Dec. 17, 2015, by Amy Norton.
Why living in a poor neighborhood can make you fat, Nautilus, Dec. 17, 2015, by Andrew Curry.
Is there a connection between in utero chemical exposure and obesity? Living on Earth, Dec. 12, 2015, by Adam Wernick.
Are household chemicals giving you diabetes? Newsmax, Dec. 8, 2015, by Sylvia Booth Hubbard.
Trauma may be an important cause of type 1 diabetes: Dan's story, Tumbling the Stone, Dec. 4, 2015, by Veronique Mead.
Simmons speaks on the origins of obesity, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Dec. 2015, by Virginia Guidry.
Air pollution hikes heart disease risks in women with diabetes, Endocrinology Advisor, Dec. 1, 2015.
Contaminating our bodies with everyday products, New York Times, Nov. 28, 2015, by Nicholas Kristof.
Endocrine disruptors cited as diabetes risk in Southeast Asia, Medscape, Nov. 25, 2015, by Miriam Tucker.
For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks, Reuters, Nov. 25, 2015, by Kathryn Doyle.
Teflon component tied to kids' weight gain, Discovery, Nov. 19, 2015, by Laine Bergeson.
World Diabetes Day: Why changing your lifestyle alone will not prevent the disease, DNAIndia, Nov. 14, 2015, by Santosh Andhale.
Pollutants in environment, consumer products may increase risk of diabetes, NYOOOZ, Nov. 13, 2015.
I am now a bionic woman, Collaborative on Health and Environment blog, Nov. 13, 2015, by Sarah Howard.
Chemical used in non-stick coatings may cause obesity in region's kids: Study, Cincinnati.com, Nov. 11, 2015, by Anne Saker.
Infants at risk of type 1 diabetes benefit from early probiotics, Medscape, Nov. 10, 2015, by Becky McCall.
Are pesticides contributing to the worldwide surge in diabetes? Fast Company, Nov. 4, 2015, by Lauren Zanolli.
Could antibiotics be making your child gain weight? Washington Post, Nov. 3, 2015, by Caroline Weinberg.
Why the United States leaves deadly chemicals on the market, In These Times, Nov. 2, 2015, by Valerie Brown and Elizabeth Grossman.
Air pollution levels linked to life expectancy, diabetes: Study, CTV News, Nov. 2, 2015, by Kevin Bissett.
Air pollution linked to diabetes, heart disease, Radio Canada International, Nov. 2, 2015, by Lynn Desjardins.
Obesogens, The Scientist, Nov. 1, 2015, by Kerry Grens.
Why millennials are fatter than their parents, testtube.com, Oct. 25, 2015.
Frequent antibiotics may make children fatter, New York Times, Oct. 21, 2015, by Tara Parker-Pope.
PCB levels rise in women with obesity after weight loss, Healio Endocrine Today, Oct. 20, 2015.
Common chemicals may cause obesity and diabetes, Diabetes in Control, Oct. 10, 2015.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to diabetes and obesity, Health24, Oct. 6, 2015.
Why losing weight today is harder than 30 years ago, The Globe and Mail, Oct. 5, 2015, by Leslie Beck.
Chemical exposure linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, Diabetes.co.uk, Oct. 2, 2015, by Kurt Wood.
Exposure to Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals Links to Rising Diabetes and Obesity Risk, The Famuan, Oct. 1, 2015, by Yemanja Murray.
Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s: A new study finds that people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter, The Atlantic, Sept. 30, 2015, by Olga Khazan.
US Endocrine Society warns again on endocrine disrupters, Medscape, Sept. 30, 2015, by Marcia Frellick.
Endocrine Society Releases Statement That Diabetes and Obesity May Be Linked to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Obesity News Today, Sept. 30, 2015, by Daniela Semedo.
Daily-use chemicals put people at high diabetes, obesity risk, The Economic Times, Sept. 29, 2015. 
Diabetes and obesity epidemic may be caused by environmental chemicals, like BPA and phthalates, Medical Daily, Sept. 29, 2015, by Lecia Bushak.
Links between health problems and endocrine-disrupting chemicals now stronger, statement argues, Science, Sept. 28, 2015, by Puneet Kollipara.
More evidence chemicals linked to obesity and diabetes, group says, NBC News, Sept. 28, 2015, by Maggie Fox.
Experts link chemicals to diabetes, obesity, WebMD, Sept. 28, 2015, by Brenda Goodman.
Chemical exposure linked to rising diabetes, obesity risk, Medical XPressSept. 28, 2015.
Exposure to endocrine-disruptor chemicals linked to diabetes, Battle Diabetes.com, Sept. 28, 2015, by M. Tyler.
The link between diabetes, pesticides and PCBs, Endocrine Web, Sept. 25, 2015, by Hilary Macht.
Organic pollutant exposure may raise gestational diabetes risk, Endocrinology Advisor, Sept. 21, 2015, by John Schieszer.
Pesticide exposure linked to diabetes development, MedPage Today, Sept. 17, 2015, by Ed Sussman.
How chemicals like DDT and BPA may be affecting your health, Cleveland Clinic, Sept. 17, 2015, by Betul Hatipoglu.
Exposure to organic pollutants in early pregnancy associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes, Diabetes.co.uk, Sept. 17, 2015, by Kurt Wood.
Pesticide exposure tied to diabetes risk, US News and World Report, Sept. 16, 2015, by Mary Elizabeth Dallas.
Analysis of 21 studies shows exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes, EurekAlert, Sept. 15, 2015.
From DDT to BPA: How do endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect our health? US News and World Report, Sept. 10, 2015, by Betul Hatipoglu.
Fetal low-level arsenic exposure leads to early puberty and obesity in mice, Sept. 2015, NIEHS Environmental Factor, by Robin Arnette.
Even dust is fattening, thanks to phthalates, Building Green, Aug. 31, 2015, by Alana Fichman.
Pre-birth arsenic exposure linked to early puberty, obesity in mice, UPI, Aug. 26, 2015, by Stephen Feller.
The impact of air pollution on hospitalization in patients with diabetes, Diabetes in Control, Aug. 7, 2015.
Certain genes exposed to harsh environmental factors can increase diabetes risk, Medical News, Aug. 5, 2015.
Parma consensus statement on metabolic disruptors supported by NIEHS scientists, Aug. 2015, NIEHS Environmental Factor, by Kelly Lenox.
House dust chemicals activate receptor linked to obesity, Chemical Watch, July 23, 2015, by Emma Davies.
Can chemicals in plastics boost teens' risk of diabetes? Endocrine Web, July 20, 2015, by Kathleen Doheny.
Newer plastic chemicals may not be safer than older ones, Diabetes in Control, July 17, 2015.
"Safer" chemicals in plastics may be hazardous to kids, CBS News, July 9, 2015.
Is microwaving in plastic safe? Tips to reduce your risk, Today, July 9, 2015.
Phthalates: 'Safer' replacements for harmful chemical in plastics may be as risky to human health, Science Daily, July 8, 2015.
Microwaving food in plastic linked to diabetes, other problems: Study, New York Daily News, July 8, 2015, by Meredith Engel.
'Safer' plastics linked to health problems in kids, Live Science, July 8, 2015, by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe.
What's in your soda? An oil dispersant that might make you fat, Environmental Health News, July 2, 2015, by Brian Bienkowski.
Experts endorse Parma consensus on 'metabolic disruptors,' Chemical Watch, July 1, 2015, by Philip Lightowers.
Quiet, please! Researchers worry urban noise may be linked to belly fat, stroke, even death, The Washington Post, June 25, 2015, by Ariana Eunjung Cha.
Is phthalate alternative really safe? Science Daily, June 17, 2015.
An environmental perspective of the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions, CHE blog, June 12, 2015, by Sarah Howard.
Tiny particles, big impact? Researchers investigating how ingesting nanoparticles may influence health, Science Daily, June 8, 2015.
Do our bodies safely break down BPA? Fat chance, study suggests, Environmental Health News, by Brian Bienkowski, May 29, 2015.
No, you can't blame your belly on traffic, New York Times, May 29, 2015, by Nicholas St. Fleur.
Noise pollution linked to love handles, study finds, redOrbit, May 26, 2015, by John Hopton.
Why living on a main road could be making you fatter, The Telegraph, May 25, 2015, by Sarah Knapton.
The waiting game, Michigan Today, May 18, 2015, by Victor Katch.
Decade-long study wins Heinz Award after findings include link between air pollution, obesity, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, May 18, 2015, by Don Hopey.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and hormone health, EndocrineWeb, May 12, 2015, by Amy Hess-Fischi.
Obesogens: The environmental link to obesity, US News and World Report, May 1, 2015, by Magaly Olivero.
Diabetes drug makes male minnows more female, Scientific American via Environmental Health News, Apr. 28, 2015, by Brian Bienowski.
Mystery and danger of type 1 diabetes, New York Times, Apr. 20, 2015, by Jane Brody.
Air pollution's effect on pregnant women and newborns is undeniable, Apr. 17, 2015, by Brian Moench.
Health food expert Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno on toxins and modern diet, The Sydney Morning Herald, Apr. 15, 2015, by Sarah Berry.
Household chemicals may be making Americans fat, Poughkeepsie Journal, Apr. 14, 2015, by EarthTalk.
Increase in inflammation linked to high traffic pollution for people on insulin: Tufts University, Stone Hearth News, Apr. 8, 2015.
Obesity and environmental chemicals, NRDC Switchboard, Apr. 3, 2015, by Kristi Pullen.
Arsenic metabolism linked to diabetes incidence, Physician's Briefing, Mar. 31, 2015, by HealthDay News.
Health study indicates pollution may result in more health conditions than we thought, Diabetes Insider, Mar. 26, 2015.
Traffic-related air pollution linked to type 1 diabetes in children, EurActive.com, Mar. 24, 2015, by Nicole Sagener.
US obesogen research programme to deliver new data, Chemical Watch, Mar. 17, 2015.
Your cellphone might be making you fat, Mother Jones, Mar. 17, 2015, by Gabrielle Canon.
Chemical exposure linked to billions in health care costs: Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems, National Geographic, Mar. 5, 2015, by Elizabeth Grossman, based on this press release from the Endocrine Society.
How lab rats are changing our view of obesity, Scientific American, Mar. 5, 2015, by Dina Fine Maron.
Recap: Institute of Medicine workshops on obesity, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, March 5, 2015, by Sarah Howard.
BPA is fine, if you ignore most studies about it, Newsweek, Mar. 4, 2015, by Douglas Main.
Scientists find link between flame retardants and obesity, Medical Xpress, Mar. 4, 2015.
BYU researchers study effects of pollution on blood vessels, Deseret News, Mar. 4, 2015, by Ed Yeates.
Can family secrets make you sick? NPR All Things Considered, Mar. 2, 2015.
How emulsifiers are messing with our guts (and making us fat), Civil Eats, Feb. 25, 2015, by Elizabeth Grossman.
Food preservatives linked to obesity and gut disease, Nature, Feb. 25, 2015, by Sara Reardon.
Common household chemical may cause insulin resistance, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, Diabetes.co.uk, Feb. 23, 2015. 
Flame retardants found to cause metabolic, liver problems, animal study shows, Science Daily, Feb. 19, 2015.
UNH researchers tie flame retardant chemicals to obesity and diabetes, New Hampshire Public Radio, Feb. 16, 2015 by Emily Corwin.
Novo Nordisk annual report takes diabetes battle to the cities, Triple Pundit, Feb. 12, 2015, by RP Siegel.
Descendants of Holocaust survivors have altered stress hormones, Scientific American, Feb. 12, 2015, by Tori Rodriguez.
Diabetes in the womb: Tobacco smoke can significantly escalate risk of developing diabetes in adulthood, Inquisitr, Feb. 10, 2015.
New research on gut microbiota and type 1 diabetes, DiabetesDaily, Feb. 9, 2015, by Scott Johnson.
Microbiome linked to type 1 diabetes: Shift in microbiome species diversity prior to disease onset, Science Daily, Feb. 5, 2015.
Live interview with Sarah Howard: Environmental factors and diabetes, TuDiabetes, Jan. 22, 2015.
Dirty water is leading to obesity and diabetes in California, Vice News, Jan. 15, 2015, by Colleen Curry.
Study: Diabetes drug found in Lake Michigan impacts fish, Detroit Free Press, Jan. 14, 2015, by Keith Matheny.
NIEHS scientists determine how environment contributes to several diseases, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Jan. 2015, by Robin Arnette.
Pollutants in salmon and our own fat, Care2.org, Jan. 2, 2015, by Dr. Michael Greger.

2014

Diabetes and dioxins, Care2.org, Dec. 31, 2014, by Dr. Michael Greger.
Common diabetes medication among drugs found in Lake Michigan, Mikwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 31, 2014, by John Fauber.
Obese people and those with diabetes or heart disease should stay at home during rush hour say scientists who warn 'traffic pollution aggravates health conditions' Daily Mail, Dec. 8, 2014, by Madlen Davies.
Phosphate flame retardants: Bad to the bone? Green Science Policy Institute, Dec. 4, 2014.
Seminar tackles inflammatory pathways in obesity-related diseases, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Dec. 2014, by Eddy Ball.
PPTOX IV meeting explores early-life exposures and long-term disease, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Dec. 2014 by Thaddeus Schug.
NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases, NIH, Nov. 25, 2014.
Antibiotics during pregnancy may increase child's obesity risk, New York Times, Nov. 21, 2014, by Nicholas Bakalar.
Obesity is tied to pollutants, New York Times, Nov. 17, 2014, by Nicholas Bakalar.
Why are more American kids getting type 2 diabetes-- and what can we do about it? Healthline, Nov. 14, 2014, by Sandra Levy.
Exposure to tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution leads to obesity development in kids, Business Standard, Nov. 19, 2014.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke, highway air pollution are more likely to gain weight, Medical Daily, Nov. 12, 2014, by Lecia Bushak.
More fat, less bone? Flame retardant may deliver a one-two punch, Environmental Health Perspectives, Nov. 2014, by Wendee Nicole.
A heart risk in drinking water, New York Times, Oct. 30, 2014, by Deborah Blum.
Long-term exposure to air pollution associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, Oct. 30, 2014, Environmental Expert, by the European Commission.
New dietary advice: Count chemicals, not calories, Bangor Daily News, Oct. 30, 2014, by Dr. Michael Noonan.
Calls to ban toxic chemicals fall on deaf ears around the world, Newsweek, Oct. 30, 2014, by Luke Dale-Harris.
Chemicals used to make cash register receipts could raise the risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer, Daily Mail, Oct. 22, 2014, by Ben Spencer.
Perinatal lead exposure linked to obesity, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Oct. 2014.
Council meeting- from tributyltin to tribal health disparities, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Oct. 2014, by Kelly Lenox.
Review of the evidence on developmental exposure to certain endocrine disrupting chemicals and obesity, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, Sept. 26, 2014, by Sarah Howard.
Probiotics cut autoimmunity 33% in infants at risk for diabetes, Medscape, Sept. 19, 2014, by Becky McCall.
Are there environmental causes of type 1? Insulin Nation, Sept. 12, 2014, by Sarah Howard.
Epigenetics: Genes, environment, and the generation game, The Guardian, Sept. 6, 2014, by Angela Saini.
Environmental chemicals may boost diabetes risk, University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Aug. 25, 2014.
BPA, phthalates linked with teen obesity, insulin resistance, Huffington Post, Aug. 19, 2014, by Bahar Gholipour.
Giving antibiotics to babies may lead to obesity, researchers claim, The Guardian, Aug. 14, 2014, by Ian Sample.
Beyond asbestos: Autoimmunity, pollution, and particles, Medpage Today, Aug. 13, 2014, by Nancy Walsh.
BPA-free plastic containers may be just as hazardous, Scientific American, Aug. 11, 2014, by Jenna Bilbrey.
Pregnant women exposed to even small amounts of lead are 'more likely to have obese children,' Daily Mail, Aug. 9, 2014, by Sarah Griffiths. 
Environmental chemicals that may boost diabetes risk by disrupting circadian rhythms are being studied at UB, Phys.org, Aug. 7, 2014, by Ellen Goldbaum.
Could chemicals in consumer products be causing obesity epidemic? The Mercury, Aug. 1, 2014, by E, the Environmental Magazine.
Study says early DDT exposure may set up females for obesity, diabetes, LA Times, July 31, 2014, by Melissa Healy.
Pesticide exposure may trigger obesity and diabetes, The Telegraph, July 31, 2014, by Sarah Knapton.
Banned pesticide in obesity link, Press Association, July 30, 2014.
Exposure to pesticides while pregnant linked to 3 generations of disease, Newsweek, July 24, 2014, by Zoe Schlanger.
How cosmetics can harm you, Nigerian Tribune, July 24, 2014, by Oluwaseun Raheem.
Air pollution a risk factor for diabetes mellitus, FoodConsumer.org, July 22, 2014.
Environmental pollutants: A risk factor for obesity and diabetes, American Journal of Managed Care, July 21, 2014, by Dr. Surabhi Dangi-Garimella.
Mom's environment during pregnancy can affect her grandchildren, Science, July 10, 2014, by Jocelyn Kaiser.
Earth talk: growing number of scientists link everyday chemicals to obesity, Sacramento Bee (also published in numerous other papers), July 8, 2014, by Doug Moss.
The economic costs of environmental health impacts, NIEHS Environmental Factor, July 2014, by Deepa Singh.
Pregnant women should avoid BPA, phthalates, doctors say, CBC News, June 27, 2014, by Amina Zafar.
Man-made chemicals are hidden health hazards, Irish Examiner, June 23, 2014, by Ann Cahill.
"If I was a dog, they'd put me to sleep," The Daily Item, May 25, 2014, by Rick Dandes.
The stomach bacteria that could prolong your life, Huffington Post, May 21, 2014, by Lynne Peeples.
Toxin toxout- taking action on environmental chemicals, May 19, 2014, by Paula Goodyer.
Type 1 diabetes incidence skyrocketing in China, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, May 16, 2014, by Sarah Howard.
Your food is poisoning you, Outside Magazine, May 12, 2014, by Devon Jackson.
The toxic brew in our yards, New York Times, May 10, 2014, by Diane Lewis.
Weight gain during pregnancy may protect babies from chemicals, Environmental Health News, May 9, 2014, by Lindsey Konkel.
Diabetes and dioxins (video), NutritionFacts.org, May 5, 2014, by Dr. Michael Greger.
Household chemicals linked to slight weight gain, Environmental Health News, May 5, 2014, by Lindsey Konkel.
Study reveals sizable increase in diabetes among children, New York Times, May 3, 2014, by Catherine Saint Louis.
Fish and diabetes (video), NutritonFacts.org, May 2, 2014, by Dr. Michael Greger.
New call for ban on BPA in plastic baby products, ABC News, May 1, 2014, by Samantha Donovan.
Low-dose arsenic: In search of a risk threshold, Environmental Health Perspectives, May 1, 2014, by Charles Schmidt.
Wetterhahn seminar highlights research on PCBs and type 2 diabetes, NIEHS Environmental Factor, May 2014, by Sara Mishamandani.
Toxicology: The plastics puzzle, Nature, April 16, 2014, by Josie Glausiusz.
Study says snack food ingredient reduced PCBs in Anniston residents, The Anniston Star, April 11, 2014, by Patrick McCreless.
Prospective evidence: BPA, phthalates, and type 2 diabetes, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, April 8, 2014, by Sarah Howard.
Epigenomics starts to make its mark, Nature, April 2, 2014, by Ewen Callaway.
Scientists Reveal New Data That Explores the Connection Between Air Pollution Exposure With Increases in Risk Factors for Diabetes and Obesity, Society of Toxicology, Mar. 26, 2014.
Scientists Present Research on Environmental Chemicals’ Connection With Obesity and Other Health Concerns at Toxicology Conference, Society of Toxicology, Mar. 25, 2014.
Scientists condemn new FDA study saying BPA is safe: "It borders on scientific misconduct" Mother Jones, Mar. 24, 2014, by Mariah Blake.
Epigenetics: The controversial science behind racial and ethnic health disparities, National Journal, Mar. 20, 2014, by Janell Ross.
BPA-free does not always mean safe, Living on Earth, March 14, 2014.
Vietnamese men near old U.S. base highly exposed to dioxins, Environmental Health News, March 14, 2014.
You're drinking the wrong kind of milk, Mother Jones, March 14, 2014, by Josh Harkinson.
Epigenetics: The sins of the father, Nature, March 5, 2014, by Virginia Hughes.
The scary new evidence on BPA-free plastics, Mother Jones, March/April 2014, by Mariah Blake.
Pollution linked to soaring obesity rates, Asian News India, Feb. 28, 2014.
Air pollution linked to high blood sugar in pregnant women, Environmental Health News, Feb. 27, 2014.
Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks, Philly.com, Feb. 25, 2014.
Eating grilled meat 'increases risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes,' Medical News Today, Feb. 25, 2014.
Diabetes and the environment: Arsenic, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, Feb. 18, 2014, by Sarah Howard.
True health impacts of food-packaging chemicals unknown, scientists warn, CTV News, Feb. 9, 2014.
Can car exhaust fumes cause dementia? Asthma. Heart attacks. Cancer. Even diabetes. Why experts fear traffic pollution may be linked to a list of health problems, Daily Mail, Jan. 27, 2014, by Jo Waters.
BPA among toxic chemicals driving up health care costs, experts say, Huffington Post, Jan 22, 2014, by Lynne Peeples.
Flame retardant linked to obesity in mice, Environmental Health News, Jan. 15, 2014.
Good news/bad news: Some phthalates down, some up, Environmental Health News, Jan. 15, 2014, by Lindsay Konkel.
Researchers conducting follow-up to Anniston PCB study, Anniston Star, Jan.12, 2014, by Patrick McCreless.
Air pollution and diabetes, Living on Earth, Jan. 10, 2014.

2013

The toxins that affected your great-grandparents could be in your genes, Smithsonian Magazine, Dec. 2013, by Jeneen Interlandi.
Stain and stick resistant products linked to diabetes, Allvoices.com, Dec. 13, 2013, by Debbie Nicholson.
Did trauma cause my diabetes? Huffington Post, Nov. 6, 2013, by Dan Fleshler.
Childhood obesity: Scientists explore pollution and sleep as possible causes, KPCC, Nov. 5, 2013, by Deepa Fernandes.
Ancestors' expsosure to DDT may contribute to obesity, study says, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 23, 2013, by Tony Barboza.
DDT exposure linked to obesity in later generations, Fox News, Oct. 23, 2013, by Amanda Woerner.
High BPA levels in children associated with higher risk of obesity, Ann Arbor Journal, Oct. 22, 2013.
Chemicals could be making you gain weight, Times-Call, Oct. 11, 2013, by David Epstein.
Uncertain inheritance: Transgenerational effects of environmental exposures, Environmental Health Perspectives, Oct. 1, 2013, by Charles Schmidt.
The arsenic in our drinking water, New York Times, Sept. 20, 2013, by Deborah Blum.
Study ties BPA in cans and bottles to childhood obesity but doesn't prove it's a cause, The Vancouver Sun, Sept. 18, 2013, by Mike Stobbe.
How tiny fish could reveal effects of chemical exposure, Yale Environment 360, Sept. 9, 2013, by Elizabeth Grossman.
Environmental pollution linked to long-term health effects, Headlines and Global News, Aug. 31, 2013, by Sam Goodwin.
Two chemicals commonly used in food packaging tied to obesity and diabetes risk in children, Growing your baby.com, Aug. 28, 2013, by Cathy Givans.
High BPA levels in urine linked to obesity in children: Study, International Business Times, Aug. 20, 2013, by Roxanne Palmer.
BPA, phthalates linked to teen health woes in study, CBS News, Aug. 19, 2013, by Ryan Jaslow.
Teen health problems linked with food chemicals BPA, phthalates, Live Science, Aug. 19, 2013, by Bahar Gholipour.
Are chemicals in food packaging making children fat? Daily Mail, Aug. 19, 2013.
BPA, phthalates tied to kids' weight, diabetes risk, Reuters, Aug. 19, 2013, by Genevra Pittman
What's in those plastics? Phthalates levels in teen urine linked to higher insulin resistance, Daily Rx, Aug. 18, 2013.
Hereditary link might explain child obesity, yo-yo dieting, PRI Living on Earth, Aug. 13, 2013.
Could air pollution cause autism and diabetes in children? Environmental Defense Fund, Aug. 7, 2013, by Dan Upham.
Mice harmed by low doses of BPA but not high doses, study says, Environmental Health News, July 25, 2013, by Brian Bienkowski.
Food contaminants worsen metabolic problems in obese mice, Mercola.com, July 13, 2013, by Dr. Mercola.
Study links food-packaging and obesity in girls, USA Today, June 12, 2013, by Fatimah Waseem.
What makes us fat? Toxins cause weight gain, Men's Journal, by Larry Washburn.
Diabetes is the price Vietnam pays for progress, New York Times, June 4, 2013, by Thomas Fuller.
Air pollution linked to insulin resistance, diabetes in children, Medical News Today, May 10, 2013, by Kelly Fitzgerald.
Air pollution increases risk of insulin resistance in children, Science News, May 9, 2013, 
Air pollution could raise diabetes risk, The Telegraph, May 9, 2013, by Nick Collins.
Pollution linked to pediatric insulin resistance, Medpage Today, May 9, 2013, by Kristina Fiore.
Air pollution raises risk of diabetes precursor in kids, Bloomberg.com, May 9, 2013, by Makiko Kitamura.
Traffic noise increases risk of diabetes, Environmental Health News, May 8, 2013, by Craig Butt.
Organic pollutants increase nephropathy risk in diabetes, Medwire News, April 29, 3013, by Sally Robertson.
Mercury exposure linked to raised diabetes risk, US News and World Report, April 8, 2013.
Mercury, diabetes link found by IU researchers, Stone Hearth News, April 8, 2013.
What are obesogens? And how to avoid them, Healthy Child Healthy World, April 3, 2013, by Alexandra Zissu.
Firemaster 550 identified as potential obesogen; linked to weight gain, early puberty, anxiety in rats, Environmental Health News, Apr. 1, 2013, by Craig Butt.
From great-grandma to you: Epigenetic changes reach down through the generations, Science News, March 20, 2013, by Tina Hesman Saey.
Transgenerational effects of prenatal exposure to environmental obesogens in rodents, Collaborative on Health and the Environment call, March 20, 2013.
Tributyltin promotes obesity in mice generations, Environmental Health News, Mar. 19, 2013, by Jennifer Wolstenholme.
The new "obesogens," Physicians for Social Responsibility, Environmental Health Policy Institute, March 2013.
Chemical creep: How toxic chemicals are sneaking into your food, and your body, Huffington Post, March 7, 2013, by Lynne Peeples.
Prospective human data link mercury exposure to diabetes, Physician's Briefing, March 5, 2013.
An obesogen over time: Transgenerational impact of tributyltin, Environmental Health Perspectives, March 1, 2013, by Wendee Nicole.
Chemical tied to intergenerational obesity, Science News, Feb. 9, 2013, by Erin Wayman.
Link found between pesticides and type 2 diabetes, The Times of India, Feb. 6, 2013.
Chemicals linked to obesity in black children, Environmental Health News, Feb. 4, 2013, by Brian Bienkowski.
You are what your great-grandmother ate? Transmission of obesity across generations, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, Feb. 3, 2013, by Sarah Howard.
Chemical defects 'last generations', BBC News, Jan. 25, 2013.
Obesogens and canned tales: Lessons in corporate social responsibility, CSR Wire, Jan. 24, 2013, by Francesca Rheannon.
Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations; Reproductive diseases, obesity, Science Daily, Jan. 24, 2013.
Warnings from a flabby mouse, New York Times, Jan. 19, 2013, by Nicholas Kristof.
The all-new non-obesogen diet plan!!!, New York Times, Jan. 19, 2013, by Nicholas Kristof.
Chemicals that promote obesity down the generations, Living on Earth, Jan. 18, 2013.
How to make a fat mouse, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 15, 2013, by Karin Klein.
Press release: Fetal exposure to tributyltin linked to obesity in offspring and subsequent generations, UC Irvine, Jan. 14, 2013.

2012

The dirty link between obesity, children, and chemicals, Healthy Child Healthy World, Dec. 17, 2012.
Diabetes mellitus type 2, metabolic syndrome linked to flame retardant exposure, FoodConsumer.org, Dec. 2, 2012, by Jimmy Downs.
Can air pollution contribute to diabetes or weight gain? CHE blog, Nov. 29, 2012, by Sarah Howard.
Can pesticides make your kids fat? Huffington Post, Nov. 9, 2012, by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff.
Toxic chemicals and diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management blog, Nov. 7, 2012, by David Spero.
Subtle but potentially serious: health effects of low-level pesticide exposures, ScienceBlogs: The Pump Handle, Nov. 6, 2012, by Elizabeth Grossman.
Higher PFCs when pregnant linked to smaller daughters at birth, Environmental Health News, Nov. 7, 2012, by Lesliam Quiros-Alcala and Wendy Hessler.
NIEHS researchers gather to combat obesity, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Nov. 2012, by Thaddeus Schug.
Big sugar's sweet little lies, Mother Jones, Nov/Dec 2012, by Gary Taubes and Cristin Kearns Couzens.
Toxicology: the learning curve, Nature, Oct. 24, 2012, by Dan Fagin.
BPA linked to obesity in white children, Environmental Health News, Sept. 18, 2012, by Brian Bienkowski.
Study ties BPA in cans and bottles to childhood obesity but doesn't prove its a cause, Associated Press, Sept. 18, 2012, by Mike Stobbe.
Link between BPA and obesity is unclear, National Public Radio, Sept. 18, 2012, by Jon Hamilton.
Big chem, big harm?, New York Times, Aug. 25, 2012, by Nicholas Kristof.
Diabetes study suggests link to viruses and toxins, The Sydney Morning Herald, Aug. 13, 2012, by Amy Corderoy.
Skin cream: killing you softly? Sydney Morning Herald, Aug. 6, 2012, by Sarah Berry.
Scientists find vinyl plastic chemicals linked to diabetes, Center for Health, Environment and Justice, Aug. 3, 2012, by Mike Schade.
Plastics chemicals linked to diabetes in women; Blacks and Hispanics most exposed, Environmental Health News and Scientific American, by Crystal Gammon, July 30, 2012.
Pregnant women exposed to magnetic fields risk obese children, Medical Daily, by Amber Moore, July 28, 2012.
Cadmium causes both liver cancer, type 2 diabetes, Food Consumer, by David Liu, July 21, 2012.
Type 2 and environmental chemicals linked, Diabetes Self Management blog, by Diane Fennell, July 20, 2012.
Some personal care products may raise diabetes risk, Medical News Today, July 16, 2012.
Chemistry lessons: Living with Rachel Carson's legacy, Huffington Post, Lynne Peeples, July 16, 2012.
Applying diabetes to your skin, Daily Rx, July 15, 2012.
Phthalate chemicals in common cosmetics linked to diabetes risk, Huffington Post, by Kyrsty Hazell, July 13, 2012.
Common chemicals in nail polish, perfume could lead to diabetes, International Science Times, July 13, 2012, by Chelsea Whyte.
Childhood diseases on the rise- what you need to know, Healthy Child Healthy World, July 11, 2012.
What do we know about obesogens? With Bruce Blumberg, Environmental Health Perspectives, interview by Ashley Ahearn, July 2, 2012.
The new obesity, Down to Earth magazine, by Vibha Varshney, Dinsa Sachan, and Sonal Matharu, June 30, 2012.
Crop fungicide linked to diabetes, UPI.com, June 26, 2012.
Pollutants may contribute to illness and overweight, The Research Council of Norway, June 26, 2012.
Pollutants may contribute to illness and overweight, Health Canal.com, June 26, 2012.
Plastics chemical linked to obesity in kids, US News and World Report, by Barbara Bronson Gray, June 23, 2012.
Can exposure to toxins change your DNA? Mother Jones, by David Tuller, June 19, 2012.
A is for arsenic (pesticides, if you please), Wired, June 19, 2012, by Deborah Blum.
Dirty soil and diabetes: Anniston's toxic legacy, Environmental Health News, by Brett Israel, June 13, 2012. Also published in Scientific American.
Chemicals that make you fat, Living on Earth, June 1, 2012.
Low-dose effects of endocrine disruptors, with Laura Vandenberg, Environmental Health Perspectives, June 1, 2012 interview with Ashley Ahearn.
Can BPA make you fat? Mother Jones, May 30, 2012, by Tom Philpott.
WW2 chemical exposure spurs obesity, autism, researcher says, San Francisco Chronicle, May 21, 2012, by Ryan Flinn.
What is the relationship between childhood obesity and chemicals? Healthy Child Healthy World, May 21, 2012.
Harmful household chemicals must be banned-- health before commerce, The Guardian, May 15, 2012, by Andreas Kortenkamp.
How chemicals affect us, New York Times, May 2, 2012, by Nicholas Kristof.
Is Atlantic salmon (farmed salmon) linked to obesity and diabetes? Huffington Post, Apr. 24, 2012, by Dr. Walter Crinnion.
Another common chemical linked to type 2, Diabetes self management blog, Apr. 20, 2012, by Diane Fennell.
Childhood and adult obesity, more to it than junk food, Examiner.com, Apr. 20, 2012, by Kimberly Lord Stewart.
Women's chemical exposure during pregnancy promotes obesity in adult daughters, Environmental Health News, Apr. 19, 2012, by Glenys Webster.
Overexposed- the link between toxic chemicals and diabetes, Medical Observer, Apr. 17, 2012, by Melinda Ham.
Phthalates and diabetes: Is there a commection? Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, Apr. 16, 2012, by Sarah Howard.
Chemicals in cosmetics lead to diabetes and obesity- study, International Business Times, Apr. 15, 2012.
Phthalates may double diabetes risk, WebMD, Apr. 12, 2012, by Denise Mann.
Common plastics chemical might boost diabetes risk, US News and World Report, Apr. 12, 2012, by Steven Reinberg.
Why the FDA hasn't banned potentially toxic BPA (yet), Time Magazine, Apr. 3, 2012, by Bryan Walsh.
FDA 'wrong' not to ban BPA, health advocates say, Huffington Post, Mar. 30, 2012, by Lynne Peeples.
Obesogens: is there a chemical link to obesity? Minnesota Public Radio, Mar. 29, 2012.
2 more reasons to eliminate BPA: obesity and diabetes, GreenBiz.com, Mar. 26, 2012, by Jonathan Bardelline.
Exposure to chemicals leading to obesity and diabetes risk, Health Defense Organization, Mar. 22, 2012.
Mercury exposure linked to ramp up of thyroid antibody, Environmental Health News, Mar. 21, 2012, by Roxanne Karimi.
Tiny doses of gas drilling chemicals may have big health effects, InsideClimate News, Mar. 21, 2012, by Lisa Song.
Chemicals are making us fat, say experts, New Zealand Herald, Mar. 21, 2012, by Martin Hickman.
Study warns chemicals in toys and tins fuelling obesity, diabetes, Digital Journal.com, Mar. 21, 2012, by Katerina Nikolas.
Daily chemical exposure adds to obesity and diabetes risk, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Mar. 20, 2012.
Chemicals in plastic linked to rise in obesity and diabetes, The Independent, Mar. 20, 2012, by Martin Hickman.
Everyday chemicals linked to obesity crisis: report, The Telegraph, Mar. 20, 2012, by Rebecca Smith.
Chemicals in toys, tin cans fuel obesity, The Times of India, Mar. 20, 2012.
Study links BPA and obesity, Plastics News, Mar. 20, 2012, by Anthony Clark.
Plastic link to obesity and diabetes, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Mar. 20, 2012, by Martin Hickman.
Obesity fuelled by modern chemicals- study, IOL, Mar. 20, 2012, by Fiona Macrae.
New report: Review of the science linking chemical exposures to the human risk of obesity and diabetes, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, Mar. 19, 2012, by Sarah Howard.
Our contaminated world, Huffington Post, Mar. 19, 2012, by David Crews and Andrea Gore.
Scientists warn of low-dose risks of chemical exposure, Yale Environment 360, Mar. 19, 2012, by Elizabeth Grossman.
The REAL cause of the global obesity epidemic, Washington's blog, Mar. 17, 2012.
The dose doesn't always make the poison, Living on Earth, Mar. 16, 2012, interview with Dr. Laura Vandenberg.
Opinion: 'There are no safe doses for endocrine disruptors,' Environmental Health News, Mar. 15, 2012, by Dr. Laura Vandenberg.
Could air pollution be making us fat? Discovery News, Mar. 15, 2012, by Emily Sohn.
Study links womb environment to childhood obesity, BBC News, Mar. 14, 2012, by Neil Bowdler.
The checkup: Do food chemicals make you fat?, Philadelphia Magazine, Mar. 12, 2012, by Emily Leaman.
The debate over what's really making us fat, MinnPost, Mar. 12, 2012, by Susan Perry.
Obesity may involve more than calories in, calories out, Diets in Review, Mar. 10, 2012, by Arleigh Aldrich.
'Obesogens': Another cause of weight gain? The Daily Meal, Mar. 9, 2012, by Marcy Franklin.
What's really making us fat? The Atlantic, Mar. 8, 2012, by Kristin Wartman.
Study strengthens link between common chemical and type 2, Diabetes self management blog, Mar. 2, 2012, by Diane Fennell.
The chemical marketplace: revisiting BPA and PFOA, Huffington Post, Mar. 2, 2012, by BIll Chameides.
Environmental obesogens make children and adults fat, Institute of Science in Society, Feb. 29, 2012, by Prof. Joe Cummins.
Trapped in a fat cell: How pollutants may be exacerbating the obesity crisis, The National Post, Feb. 28, 2012, by Jennifer Sygo.
How toxins make you fat, Huffington Post, Feb. 25, 2012, by Mark Hyman.
Environmental pollutant linked with overweight, HealthCanal.com, Feb. 20, 2012.
Obesity linked to food chemicals, Men's Fitness, Feb. 2012.
BPA's obesity and diabetes link strengthened by new study, Huffington Post, Feb. 15, 2012, by Lynne Peeples.
Vets win payouts over Agent Orange use on Okinawa, The Japan Times, Feb. 14, 2012, by Jon Mitchell.
Downwind: big ag at your door, 100reporters.org Feb. 14, 2012, by Clare Howard.
BPA fosters diabetes-promoting changes, Science News, Feb. 9, 2012, by Janet Raloff.
Gut microbiota and environmental chemicals in diabetes and obesity, Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, Jan. 20, 2012, by Sarah Howard.
Chemical in personal care products may contribute to childhood obesity, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Jan. 19, 2012. 
Programmed to be fat, Environmental News Network, Jan. 14, 2012, by Sara Stefanski.
The mother who exposed the links between obesity and common chemicals, The Ecologist, Jan. 12, 2012, by Laurie Tuffrey.
Which chemicals are making us fat? The Ecologist, Jan. 12, 2012.
Are chemicals, not calories, making us fat? The Globe and Mail, Jan. 10, 2012, by Adriana Barton.
Ubiquitous bisphenol A linked to adult obesity, insulin resistance, Environmental Health News, Jan. 4, 2012, by Steven Nesse.
Eight lazy ways to lose weight, New Scientist, January 2, 2012, by Emma Young.

2011

Effects of lead exposure on obesity and bone loss, NIEHS Environmental Factor, December 2011, by Ian Thomas.
Air pollution may give diabetes to otherwise healthy people: New study, Health, Medical, and Science Updates, Nov. 25, 2011, by Stone Hearth News.
Traffic pollution may be linked to diabetes risk, Reuters, Nov. 23, 2011, by Lindsey Konkel.
The weighty problem of POPs, Environmental Health News, Nov. 18, 2011, by Roxanne Karimi.
The effect of environmental chemicals on insulin production: Implications for all types of diabetes, Collaborative on Health and the Environment Blog, Nov. 15, 2011, by Sarah Howard.
Nunavut diabetes rate soars, NunatsiaqOnline, Nov. 14, 2011, by Nunatsiaq News.
BPA and type 2 diabetes: What do the human studies tell us? Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, Nov. 14, 2011, by Sarah Howard.
Pollution time bomb, Huffington Post, Oct. 25, 2011, by Edward Flattau.
Arsenic in Indian water tables can cause diabetes, other illnesses, Indian Country Today, Oct. 25, 2011, by Terri Hansen.
What I learned at the Chemicals, Obesity, and Diabetes conference: A mom's perspective, Environmental Health Strategy Center Blog, Oct. 21, 2011, by Reeve, Chace.
Farmed salmon diet fattens mice, Environmental Health News, Oct. 20, 2011, by Roxanne Karimi and Wendy Hessler.
Researcher: Link between chemicals and obesity, WCSH Portland, Oct. 18, 2011, by Vivien Leigh.
Chemical obesity conference proceedings, Oct. 14, 2011, from a conference at Colby College, Maine. Power point slides and podcasts are available. 
Obesity: Do chemicals play a role? Maine Public Broadcasting System, Oct. 14, 2011, interview with Dr. Bruce Blumberg, reported by Irwin Gratz.
Conference at Colby links chemicals to obesity, Bangor Daily News, Oct. 14, 2011, by Alex Barber.
Chemicals play role in obesity? The Portland Press Herald, Oct. 11, 2011, by John Richardson.
Toxins all around us, Scientific American, Oct. 11, 2011, by Patricia Hunt.
More proof for diabetes-pesticide link, Food Freedom, Oct. 11, 2011.
Mercury in fish harms immune system, Environmental Health News, Sept. 28, 2011, by Roxanne Karimi and Wendy Hessler.
Autoimmune mysteries spark ongoing research, NIEHS Environmental Factor, July 5, 2011, by Josh Zeldin.
Is your meat habit giving you diabetes? Mother Jones, July 4, 2011, by Tom Philpott.
Pollutants linked to diabetes in new study, Reuters, June 29, 2011, by Genevra Pittman.
Is your shampoo making you fat? OnEarth, June 27, 2011, by Laura Fraser.
Flame retardants boost diabetes mellitus risk, FoodConsumer, June 26, 2011, by David Liu.
Still no regulation to keep poisons off our plate, Huffington Post, June 16, 2011, by Andrew Gunther.
Bisphenol A: A rift persists between safety assessments of the man-made estrogen mimic, Chemical and Engineering News, June 6, 2011, by Stephen Ritter.
Questions persist: Environmental factors in autoimmune disease, Environmental Health Perspectives (news item), June 1, 2011, by Charles Schmidt.
Diabetes and obesity: Evaluating the science on chemical contributors, Collaborative on Health and the Environment Partnership Call, available as a recording online, May 12, 2011.
Diabetes is a "time bomb" in the Arctic: expert, NunatsiaqOnline, May 6, 2011, by Jane George
Could these chemicals make my grandchild look fat? Environmental Defense Fund Blog, Apr. 20, 2011, by Richard Denison.
The toxicity panic, The New Republic, April 7, 2011, by Judith Shulevitz.
The obesogen hypothesis, Health and Environment, Mar. 24, 2011.
Medical profession 'oblivious' to role of chemicals in diabetes and obesity, The Ecologist, Mar. 22, 2011, by William McLennan.
Chemical review, Living on Earth, Mar. 11, 2011, interview with Professor Patricia Hunt.
Pesticide links lurk all over, Edmonton Journal, Mar. 5, 2011, by Warren Bell.
Causes of diabetes, GhanaWeb Health News, Mar. 5, 2011, by Teacher Baffour.
New study reveals danger of prenatal pesticide exposure, New America Media, Feb. 18, 2011, by Poornima Weerasekara. 
Newly identified chemicals leach into food packages, pose regulatory challenge, Environmental Health News, Feb. 7, 2011, by Emily Barrett.
National Toxicology Program workshop investigates links between chemicals and obesity, NIEHS Environmental Factor, Feb. 2011, by Thaddeus Schug.
Why the whole world is going to develop diabetes sooner or later, Diabetes in Control, Feb. 4, 2011, by Sheri Colberg.
Toxins and type 2, Diabetes Self Management, Jan. 26, 2011, by Quinn Phillips. 
Hidden chemicals linked to increased obesity risk, WCVB Boston, Jan. 26, 2011.

More Resources

Watch the diabetes and obesity rates rise worldwide since 1980, by country in this online graphic by the Washington Post.

Listen to scientists discuss the evidence linking environmental chemicals to diabetes and obesity in these online presentations (May 2011 and Dec. 2011), sponsored by the Collaborative on Health and Environment.
Do chemicals contribute to obesity? Newsobserver.com, Jan. 24, 2011, by Sabine Vollmer.
Do these chemicals make me look fat? Environmental Defense Fund blog, Jan. 19, 2011 by Jennifer McPartland.
Study links chemicals to diabetes, obesity, AOL Health, Jan. 14, 2011, by Deborah Huso. 
Evidence suggests role for chemicals in diabetes, Reuters, Jan. 13, 2011, by Maggie Fox.
Much ado about environmental chemicals and diabetes, Diabetes Mine blog, Jan. 5, 2011.

2010

Obesity caused by what you breathe? San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 29, 2010, by Cameron Scott.
Obesogens, stem cells, and the maternal programming of obesity, a video presentation by Dr. Bruce Blumberg, Dec. 9, 2010. 
Lab animals and pets face obesity epidemic, NatureNews, Nov. 24, 2010, by Alla Katsnelson.
Genetics and the environment, Living on Earth, Oct. 22, 2010, Interview with Dr. Michael Skinner.
Identify other chemicals known to cause obesity, Environmental Health News, Oct. 7, 2010, by Laura Vandenberg.
Pesticide in womb may promote obesity, study finds, ScienceNews, Oct. 5, 2010, by Janet Raloff.
Air pollution appears to foster diabetes, ScienceNews, Oct. 4, 2010, by Janet Raloff.
Polluted air and diabetes: A link, New York Times' Green blog, Oct. 4, 2010, by John Collins Rudolf.
Study: 'Safe' levels of soot linked to diabetes, New York Times, Oct. 1, 2010, by Gayathri Vaidyanathan of Greenwire.
Air pollution strongly linked to diabetes, Discovery News, Oct. 1, 2010, by Michael Reilly.
Smog may add to diabetes risk, USA Today, Sept. 29, 2010, by Mary Brophy Marcus.
BPA and a common phthalate may contribute to obesity, predicts a cell test, Environmental Health News, Sept. 15, 2010, by Laura Vandenberg
Childhood immune illnesses presage lifelong disease patterns, Environmental Health News, Sept. 10, 2010, by Thea Edwards and Wendy Hessler.
The pollution/diabetes link, Living on Earth, Sept. 3, 2010
Traffic may drive some people to diabetes, ScienceNews, Aug. 17, 2010, by Janet Raloff.
Are plastics making us fat? The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 13, 2010, by Allysia Finley.
Diabetes linked to traffic air pollution; Risk increases with inflammation, Environmental Health News, July 15, 2010, by Emily Barrett.
Mice moms, sons end up diabetic after short BPA exposure during pregnancy, Environmental Health News, July 1, 2010, by Emily Barrett and Wendy Hessler.
Can environmental contaminants contribute to the development of diabetes? The Collaborative on Health and the Environment blog, June 2, 2010 by Sarah Howard.
Chemicals may increase diabetes risk, not just genes, weight and exercise, ABC News, May 25, 2010, by Courtney Hutchinson.
New mass screening method finds additional environmental risks for diabetes, Scientific American, May 21, 2010, by Katherine Harmon.
Processed meat linked to heart, diabetes risks. WebMD. May 17, 2010, by Salynn Boyles.
5 reasons that may explain why type 1 diabetes is on the rise, U.S. News, April 26, 2010, by January W. Payne.
Toxicology: The big test for bisphenol A, NatureNews, April 21, 2010, by Brendan Borrell.
Diabetes epidemic the price of China's growth, The Japan Times, April 19, 2010, by Cesar Chelala.
Can preventing pollution also prevent diabetes? Generation Green, the blog of the Center for Environmental Health, April 19, 2010, by Sarah Howard.
Diabetes, obesity, and cumulative stressors on health Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) blog, by Elise Miller, April 14, 2010.
Mercury linked to immune changes seen in autoimmune disease. Environmental Health News, Apr. 13, 2010, by Jennifer Nyland.
Chew on this: Persistent organic pollutants may promote insulin resistance syndrome, Environmental Health Perspectives, April 2010, by Tanya Tillett.
The perils of plastic, Time Magazine, April 1, 2010, by Bryan Walsh.
Obesity and chemicals: A matter of environmental justice, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Blog, Mar. 11, 2010, by Jose Bravo.
Chemicals in food can make you fat, CBS The Early Show, Feb. 11, 2010.
Diabetes and pollution? Native America, Discovered and Conquered blog, by Robert J. Miller, Jan. 30, 2010. 

2007-9

Chemicals and obesity: What if it isn't all your fault? Oct. 19, 2009, Acupuncture and Herbs blog, by Karen Vaughan.
Born to be big, Newsweek, Sept. 11, 2009, by Sharon Begley.
Study links diabetes to banned pesticide DDT. Green Right Now. July 24, 2009, by Melissa Segrest.
Do contaminants play a role in diabetes? Evidence is growing. Environmental Health News, July 20, 2009, by Andrew McGlashen. Also published in Scientific American.
Child obesity is linked to chemicals in plastics, The New York Times, April 17, 2009, by Jennifer Lee.
Arsenic in drinking water raises diabetes risk, Health Scout, Aug. 19, 2008, by Amanda Gardner.
Arsenic exposure could increase diabetes risk, Physorg.com, Aug. 19, 2008.
Long-term pesticide exposure may increase risk of diabetes, NIEHS Environmental Factor, July 2008, by Robin Mackar.
Research links common chemicals to obesity, Reuters, May 14, 2008, by Michael Kahn.
Pollution is one major cause of diabetes and obesity, Wellness Resources, Jan. 25, 2008, by Byron Richards.
Are common chemicals feeding obesity epidemic? TheWashington Post, Mar. 15, 2007, by Amanda Gardner.
Chemicals may play role in rise in obesity, The Washington Post, Mar. 12, 2007, by Elizabeth Grossman.
Fetal exposure to common chemicals can activate obesity, Environment News Service, Feb. 16, 2007.
 

Books

Colborn, T., Dumanoski, D., Myers, JP. 1996. Our Stolen Future. Penguin Books, NY.
 
Hurley, D. 2010. Diabetes Rising. Kaplan Publishing, NY.

Nakazawa, D.J. 2008. The Autoimmune Epidemic. Simon and Schuster, NY.
 
Moore, E. 2002. Autoimmune Diseases and Their Environmental Triggers. McFarland and Co., NC.

If you know of any more articles or resources, please let me know: sarah@diabetesandenvironment.org.