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|7/21/2013 - A new study on dietary toxin exposure found that all the participating children exceeded the cancer benchmark levels for arsenic, dioxins, dieldrin, and DDE, while 95 percent of preschoolers exceeded the non-cancer benchmark for acrylamide. More worrying was that the cancer risk ratios were exceeded...|
|7/1/2013 - Most of us know that GMOs are required to be labeled or even completely banned in some other nations. Some nations have even outlawed certain pesticides and insecticides from agricultural use that are heavily promoted in the United States.
Those items are not surprising for most of us. But you will...|
|5/30/2013 - The old saying, "You are what you eat," poses troubling implications for public health in light of a new study on chicken meat, which found that most of it contains dangerously high levels of toxic arsenic. And the worst part is that industrial chicken producers are directly responsible for causing...|
|10/23/2012 - Arsenic is an element all around us in the environment, found in soil, water, and air. Seeing that it's in these important parts of nature, it's easy to understand how it ends up in our food. However, it is known that high levels of arsenic in the human body can lead to nasty consequences, thus leading...|
|9/26/2012 4:33:19 PM - A recent study found that almost all of the 60 rice products tested contained "worrisome" levels of arsenic. This is bad news for people with Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. Rice is the number one alternative grain consumed by people on a gluten-free diet, though rice consumption is by no ways...|
|6/4/2012 - Following our coverage of Sharon Palmer, owner of Healthy Family Farms, and James Stewart, the "raw milk man" and founder of Rawesome Foods in California, I received a tip from an anonymous source. The tip said that I was defending the wrong parties. The source stated that Sharon Palmer was a fraud...|
|5/24/2012 - Arsenic in our food supply has a very rich ally and that ally is Pfizer. You see, arsenic is routinely fed to poultry because it increases the growth of the chicken and makes the flesh an appetizing shade of pink (a side effect of burst blood vessels). Of course arsenic could eventually kill the hapless...|
|2/19/2012 - Think baby formula with brown rice syrup is the healthier choice? Think again: infant formula made with brown rice syrup may contain 30 times more arsenic than other formulas, according to a new study from Dartmouth College.
Environmental chemist Brian P. Jackson led the team of researchers in their...|
|1/10/2012 12:56:16 PM - New scientific evidence has emerged, linking rice to harmful levels of arsenic. A recent study coming from Darmouth University and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds new light on arsenic sources in the diets of healthy pregnant women.
Arsenic effects on health
|8/23/2011 - The depth and breadth of contributions to conventional medicine and science is often ignored and simply suppressed. And yet, history reveals that it was a homeopath by the name of Emil Grubbe, MD (1875-1960) who was the first person to use radiation to treat a person with cancer (Dearborn, 2005).
|6/9/2011 - After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that's fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It's added to the chicken...|
|1/13/2011 - Arsenic and its related compounds are mostly thought of as killers -- and these natural substances can be just that. Notoriously poisonous to myriad forms of life, arsenic is often used in pesticides. And water supplies in many parts of the world that are contaminated by the natural occurrence of arsenic...|
|8/19/2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has pinpointed a major source of arsenic contamination in the environment -- poultry litter. Commercial poultry producers often supplement chicken feed with roxarsone, an arsenic-based food additive, in order to bulk them...|
|7/5/2010 - There are many reasons not to eat meat, but it's likely that most people don't consider avoiding the consumption of arsenic as one of them. But as it turns out, arsenic is regularly feed to chickens and sometimes also to turkeys and pigs. The poultry industry commonly uses additives with arsenic in...|
|5/21/2009 - Not everyone who is exposed to an infectious disease, even the widely-feared new "swine" flu (H1N1), gets sick. And many people who do come down with the flu or another illness get over it without much trouble. While a lot of factors can be at work, from good nutrition to physical fitness, a new study...|
|2/23/2009 - In a groundbreaking study, researchers have found that exposure to arsenic, a toxic substance which is often present in low concentrations in United States drinking water supplies, may be associated with an elevated risk of getting diabetes.
Details and Findings of Study
The said study was published...|
|11/24/2008 - What comes to mind when you think of arsenic? For most people, it conjures up a deadly poison used by killers in fictional mystery novels and some real-life murderers, too. But the danger of this toxic substance most often comes not from some evil-doer but simply from exposure to it through our environment,...|
|11/18/2008 - Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric is effective against the harmful impact of arsenic according to a recent study reported in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. Arsenic is a poison that can be fatal to humans.
The study investigated whether curcumin could counteract...|
|10/1/2008 - Until the 1980's, when it became commonplace in commercial agriculture, arsenic was not much of a concern to the average consumer. But in the new millenium, it seems to be in the news more frequently than ever. It is showing up in places unexpectedly. One reason for this is that when arsenic is put...|
|9/10/2008 - Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric is effective against the harmful impact of arsenic according to a recent study reported in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. Arsenic is a poison that can be fatal to humans.
The study investigated whether curcumin could counteract...|
|7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...|
|5/15/2008 - The children of women who are exposed to arsenic during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of cancer later in life due to the activation of a certain suite of genes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Researchers examined data on...|
|11/14/2006 - Researchers found that tiny magnetic particles could help purify water of arsenic. The U.S. researchers from Rice University reported their research in the journal Science, stating that when a strong magnet is placed near arsenic particles, they clump together like iron filings on a magnet's surface,...|
|9/28/2006 - Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Center for International Earth Science Information Network announced that they have been awarded a five-year, $16.9 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences...|
|8/15/2006 - Millions of persons around the world are exposed to low doses of arsenic through drinking water. However, up until now estimates of the health effects associated with low-dose exposure had been based on research from high-dose levels. In a study of more than 11,000 people in Bangladesh, research conducted...|
|1/19/2004 11:12:44 PM - The news about the meat industry gets stranger at every turn. First
there's mad cow disease and the revelations of the meat packing industry
which engages is frightening aseembly line practices that allow spinal
material to be sold as "beef." Now, in the story below, you'll read
about the poultry...|
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