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|4/21/2016 - Bisphenol-A (BPA) – the hormone-disrupting chemical most notorious for its presence in plastic water bottles and food cans – may also cause autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, warns Nathan Ravi, a physician and former chemical engineer.
Studies have found BPA in the bodies of...|
|4/14/2016 - In the 1970s, Nathan Ravi was a chemical engineer for a Virginia biotechnology company. Ravi worked directly with bisphenol-A (BPA) long before the risks were publicized.
He was in great physical condition all his young life, until age 28. That's when his health started spiraling out of control....|
|4/14/2016 - Some people think everything "white" is clean, but clean of what? Bleach turns many things white, and strips food of all nutrition, while polluting it with one of the most toxic chemical concoctions on the planet.
Still, in almost every U.S. city, people "march for the cure" and "walk for the cure"...|
|4/6/2016 - You've been taught all sorts of lies about cancer by the "cancer profiteers" -- the institutions, cancer doctors, oncology centers and chemotherapy drug makers who profit from cancer.
In order to keep their profits flowing, they have to keep you in the dark about cancer truths: How it originates,...|
|4/5/2016 - A preservative chemical that's routinely added to hot dogs, beef jerky, bacon and breakfast sausage is now being deployed by government researchers as a fatal bait to poison wild hogs to death. Development of the deadly hog poison is being pursued by none other than the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...|
|4/4/2016 - Finally, the health implications of bisphenol A, or BPA, are becoming well known as science continues to uncover its harmful array of side effects on humans. The industrial chemical is routinely used as a coating inside canned foods. Because it is also a synthetic estrogen, BPA mimics the body's sex...|
|3/28/2016 1:47:48 PM - Health food advocates, scientists and environmental activists, have long warned about the implications of widespread chemical use, particularly the over-application of herbicides and pesticides on crops.
Those fears are now being confirmed, as science slowly begins to uncover the extent to which...|
|3/25/2016 - A public interest watchdog group that focuses on ensuring truth and transparency in America's food system, is calling on a noted corporate Big Food and GMO defender to publicly reveal any sources of funding he receives.
U.S. Right To Know (USRTK), in a recent press release, said that Jon Entine (see...|
|3/23/2016 - As part of our EPA Watch program that aims to test public water supplies across America for toxic heavy metals and chemicals, I just finished testing a water sample that was collected from inside the VA hospital located at 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut, zip code 06516. Click here for...|
|3/21/2016 - Let's face it, we ALL love bread. Well, the large majority of us anyway. But conventionally processed bread can be detrimental to our health for a number of reasons, due to the long list of unhealthy ingredients it contains, including added sugars, chemical preservatives and artificial coloring.
|3/17/2016 - How much do you really know about Monsanto beyond the fact that the corporation is extremely evil? Most people's knowledge of Monsanto barely scratches the surface. Monsanto is far more than just a dangerous threat to humanity that profits from weedkiller chemicals linked to cancer; it's also the same...|
|3/15/2016 - U.S. presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz went all-in for Monsanto on the campaign trail in Iowa, parroting Monsanto's propaganda by proclaiming that GMOs are feeding the world while insulting health-conscious consumers by equating support of GMO labeling with "anti-science zealotry."
|3/14/2016 - Though still poorly understood, it is believed that a significant portion of the U.S. population suffers from chemical sensitivity, an allergic-type reaction occurring in response to a number of different industrial pollutants such as solvents, petrol, diesel and herbicides.
Written by Doris Rapp,...|
|3/11/2016 - As a food research scientist and author of an upcoming book called Food Forensics, I'm totally floored to discover that Jessica Alba's "Honest Company" failed to conduct scientific testing of the composition of their own manufacturing ingredients.
Alba sits atop a corporation valued...|
|3/8/2016 - The genes of the human race have never been under such intense pressure from their surrounding environment. Pesticide and herbicide chemicals that confuse, distort and destroy the natural chemistry of life and microbiology, are being sprayed directly on the foods that people eat. The ill effects are...|
|3/8/2016 - Breathtaking photos, which look like scenes from a battlefield, shed light on the generational damage that Monsanto's agrochemicals can do to families. The pictures are part of a photo-essay by journalist Alvaro Ybarra Zavala called, "Stories of a Wounded Land." The pictures capture scenes from the...|
|2/27/2016 - A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology is the first to confirm bed bugs' resistance to the insecticides which are designed to banish the annoying parasites. The finding suggests that insecticide overuse is responsible for the resistance, causing people to question if they're truly getting...|
|2/26/2016 - In response to a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and other environmental groups, the FDA has announced that it will ban a variety of toxic food packaging chemicals and cancer-causing food flavoring chemicals – chemicals they...|
|2/16/2016 - New research out of the University of Rochester in New York has found that the plastics chemicals lurking in furniture, food packaging and many other consumer products are directly linked to decreased libido and lowered sperm counts in humans.
Presented at the recent annual conference of the American...|
|2/11/2016 - Despite all the public hoopla, all the cases of microcephaly being discovered in Brazil have never been scientifically linked to the Zika virus. A group of doctors from South America are now saying the brain deformations the world is witnessing are caused by the mass fumigation of low-income Brazilian...|
|2/11/2016 - Congress's failure to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 has prompted numerous states to enact their own restrictions pertaining to the chemical industry. The move has forced the American Chemistry Council (ACC), a top trade organization representing North American chemical manufactures,...|
|2/5/2016 - Did you know that nonstick cookware is made with highly reactive and toxic fluoride chemicals that can turn to toxic gas at everyday cooking temperatures?
Although numerous chemicals are used to produce nonstick coatings, all of them are in the family known a perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). These...|
|2/2/2016 - The ubiquitous chemical bisphenol A (BPA), most notably found in plastic bottles and food and beverage cans, may increase blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea and published in the...|
|1/30/2016 - Most people take measures to ensure that the items they use in their homes on a daily basis are not on par with things that are considered unsafe for their bodies or the environment.
However, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that the toxic substances in fracking...|
|1/27/2016 - With the exception of those sensitive to fragrances, the majority of folks enjoy delicious smelling aromas wafting through their homes. This is often achieved through the use of scented candles, but unfortunately those candles you love so dearly may be having unintended effects on your health.
|1/26/2016 - Early exposure to toxins in infants and young children not only affects their individual growth, but society as a whole, according to Dr. Bruce Lanphear, a health scientist with Simon Fraser University, who coproduced a video elaborating on the subject.
The video entitled "Little Things Matter,"...|
|1/19/2016 - It is one thing to sit around stressed out because something out of your control went wrong, or has been going wrong, or just isn't going the way you planned, but then it's another thing to "shoot yourself in the foot" – meaning literally putting yourself through pain in order to ensure yourself...|
|1/13/2016 - Right now, all the focus for increasing crop yields is centered on one method: Genetically modifying crops to make them resistant to pesticides and herbicides. In this model of farming, haste makes waste. Instead of working with the land, we poison it instead with chemicals like glyphosate. Even the...|
|1/6/2016 - A study published in the journal PLOS ONE in January 2015 investigated the links between known endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that continue to wreak havoc on health even after they've been banned, with a focus on early menopause in women that may also...|
|12/27/2015 - For over a year, California's capital city had been poisoning the public water supply – in secret – with chemicals that are known carcinogens, and that have never been approved for use in the water treatment process. This was the disturbing finding of a recent investigation by local Sacramento...|
|12/11/2015 - People are unaware of the vast scope of human experimentation in America.
Here are just a few examples:
The entire field of psychiatry, which offers 300 so-called mental disorders for diagnosis and drugging, is a pseudoscience, because none of those mental disorders has a defining physical diagnostic...|
|12/2/2015 - U.S. and Iraqi intelligence officials have made a startling conclusion, and one that could have deadly implications for terrorism: the Islamic State caliphate is aggressively pursuing the manufacture of chemical weapons, even having set up a division of operatives dedicated to research, development...|
|11/20/2015 - There's a really good reason why Monsanto is being called "the world's most evil corporation." Since 1901, some of its creations include the artificial sweetener saccharine, pesticides laced with dioxin, Agent Orange, aspartame (created by its partner, G.D. Searle) and the most toxic chemical on the...|
|11/1/2015 - Most women like to indulge in a nice, relaxing manicure every once in awhile, which doesn't come as a surprised because, well, let's face it, who doesn't enjoy a good neck massage coupled with freshly painted nails?
The nail trend is growing trendier, as American women spent a whopping $768 million...|
|9/23/2015 - Although it might not come as a big surprise to those who believe that natural methods are the only safe way to deal with pests, it's certainly worth noting that a link has been found between indoor pesticide use and the risk of children developing certain types of cancer.
A recent report published...|
|9/23/2015 - The Atlantic has long been known as a traditional journalism organization that checks its facts and protects the accuracy of its stories. But the publisher has recently found itself embroiled in a scandal involving Kevin Folta, the discredited University of Florida scientist exposed for having secret...|
|9/21/2015 7:27:58 PM - It's gotten to the point where you can't turn on the television or listen to the radio without hearing some sort of "news" or show or advertisement pushing a radical anti-Christian agenda. Indeed, the political left under Barack Obama and his democrats have launched a full-out assault on traditional...|
|9/21/2015 7:20:18 PM - When the McCaughey family called in fumigators to take out an army of termites, they had no clue the fumigation chemicals would ultimately send their son into a state of paralysis. After their home was fumigated, the Florida family returned home and immediately grew ill. The parents were able to recover,...|
|8/28/2015 - When you shop for produce and see that higher price placed on the organic varieties, chances are you think there probably isn't that much difference between the two. Surely conventional agriculture doesn't waste chemicals. They only use them when they need to – when insects or fungus attacks the...|
|8/23/2015 - Food giant ConAgra has announced that all cans containing its products will now be free of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The change applies to all canned food products made in U.S. or Canadian factories after July 30.
"In response to our consumers' desire for alternate coatings for the food...|
|8/19/2015 - The modern world is a chemical minefield, and a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has found that chronic exposure to chemical pollutants can have a disastrous effect on the health of children. Mothers who are particularly sensitive to chemical exposure, it turns...|
|8/7/2015 - According to the National Cancer Institute's annual statistics report, a woman born today has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. While it's noted that family history, having dense breasts, giving birth for the first time after the age of 30 and increased alcohol use are contributing...|
|7/13/2015 - Thousands of military veterans will soon divvy up a ten-year installment of about $47.5 million in disability benefits recently awarded by the federal government as compensation for harm caused by exposure to Monsanto's Agent Orange herbicide.
As many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty...|
|7/6/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has met fierce opposition from a conservative think tank group that is upset about the agency's recent decision to ban trans fats. The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) believes that the solution to trans fats giving people heart disease and...|
|6/26/2015 - There's a lot of fear and misunderstanding when it comes to the sun. Afraid of being burned, consumers are quick to lather on sunscreen chemicals to block out the sun's rays. This is done without understanding what these chemicals are and what they do to the body's natural hormone levels. It's also...|
|6/22/2015 - If ever there was an initiative steeped in bias and a deep disregard for a "best for everyone" approach, it's the one taking place among chemical giants such as Dow, DuPont, Honeywell and 3M. These companies, and the people who have ties with them, are actually attempting to thwart state efforts to...|
|6/5/2015 - As news of glyphosate's toxicity continues to spread, retailers across Europe are dropping the deadly chemical in rapid succession. Over just the last few days, Swiss supermarkets have halted sales of the hazardous chemical, with both Coop and Migros now removing glyphosate products from store shelves.
|6/2/2015 - A patent for a pesticide made from mushrooms was granted in 2006. This pesticide is safe, nontoxic and can control over two-hundred thousand types of insects. Fungi are known to cause insect diseases and the use of spores from fungi has been known for over 100 years. Previous patents were granted as...|
|5/19/2015 - For most of history, food was grown from the seeds passed down from the last harvest. The produce from each year's harvest was labeled and sold as the food it was. Life was simple. Food didn't need an "organic" label to prove that it was real, and the diversity of crops abounded. Small farms were the...|
|5/19/2015 - Widespread industrial chemicals found in pizza boxes and household dust are dangerous to human and environmental health, a group of environmental scientists has warned in an editorial published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives on May 1.
The editorial, known as "The Madrid Statement,"...|
|5/17/2015 - Taking a stance against drugs like cocaine is certainly a good thing, but doing it at the expense of the environment and other people's lives is devastating and unacceptable. However, that's exactly what is taking place in parts of Colombia, where aerial fumigations of Monsanto-manufactured glyphosate...|
|5/11/2015 - Despite the insidious attempts of the corporate-controlled U.S. media to censor the stories about the deadly side effects of vaccines, the truth keeps surfacing. The latest vaccine tragedy to strike has killed two babies in La Pimienta, Mexico and sent 37 more to the hospital with serious reactions...|
|5/10/2015 - Pro-GMO activists would have us believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are 'perfectly safe'. They'll tell us that GMOs make agricultural practices more sustainable; increase crop yields, reduce the use of pesticides, provide more nutritious foods and (my favorite lie) help make farming easier...|
|4/30/2015 - Water emergencies appear to be occurring more often these days, leaving citizens scrambling to find safe drinking water when public supplies become contaminated.
The latest case is still ongoing and concerns the public water supplies of Nibley City, Utah. On April 23, occupants of the small town...|
|4/23/2015 - The New York Times ran an article on March 26, 2015 that exposed insufficient treatment of soldiers wounded by chemical agents as they were disarming chemical munitions in Iraq. The lack of treatment involved actual insufficient medical treatment and lack of recognition by not awarding them Purple Heart...|
|4/2/2015 - Lumber Liquidators has made headlines recently, but it's not because of some mega clearance sale or feel-good promotion. Rather, they were selling flooring that contained a toxic chemical known to jeopardize people's health -- formaldehyde.
Worse, they were making false claims about this, saying...|
|3/25/2015 - The chemical industry's stronghold over many of the world's largest and most influential regulatory trendsetters appears to be waning after the World Health Organization (WHO), defying the propaganda endorsements of U.S. regulatory agencies, found that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, which contains the...|
|3/22/2015 - A Seattle architect named Katrina Spade has proposed a new solution for urban food production: convert the recently deceased into nutritious compost to feed the food crops.
The project is called the Urban Death Project, and it describes the process of turning dead humans into food as follows:
|3/20/2015 - A major missing link in the search for what's triggering a massive spike in autism rates appears to be the world's best-selling weedkiller, Roundup. Dr. Stephanie Seneff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been studying the autism issue for several decades, and her copious research...|
|3/17/2015 - The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently announced plans to limit the use of a widely used fumigant responsible for mass poisonings. Chloropicrin, an inherently dangerous pesticide, was formerly used as a weapon during World War I. Capable of penetrating gas masks, the chemical...|
|3/14/2015 - Chemical companies and their food conglomerate allies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past several years fighting against your right to know what's in your food. No matter how the industry tries to spin the issue, people have a right to know if they're eating patented genetic material...|
|3/5/2015 - A scientific report linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals to a myriad of health effects was reportedly blocked from being published by European Union (EU) officials, according to new investigation by The Guardian.
Endocrine disruptors are foreign substances found in many products, including pharmaceuticals,...|
|2/27/2015 - For the first time in nearly 10 years, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has conducted a reassessment of the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), the plastics chemical that many a study has linked to endocrine disruption, behavioral disorders, heart disease and cancer. But rather than concur with this...|
|2/26/2015 - A recent study conducted by researchers from Washington State University substantiates earlier claims regarding the connection between endocrine mimickers, such as bisphenol A (BPA), and fertility complications in men and women, according to a report by the Press Association.
|2/26/2015 - When chemicals were first introduced in farming, everyone marveled at what they could do. Yields were dramatically increased. In the beginning, the soil was so healthy, any damage done by chemical fertilizers was imperceptible, and pests had yet to evolve resistance to the insecticides. Our technologies...|
|2/20/2015 - Everyone wants to get more than they paid for. Who doesn't like a bargain? Unfortunately, recent testing of 164 dollar store products found that the little extras they're offering are toxic chemicals like toxic metals, pthlates, BPAs, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic.
Healthystuff, an organization...|
|2/20/2015 - The failures of agricultural monocropping are on full display following the release of a new report suggesting that humanity may have reached or even exceeded "peak food" production -- that is, a crest in the overall growth rate of foods produced in some 21 staple categories including eggs, meat and...|
|2/10/2015 - A hard-hitting new book just being launched today blows the whistle on toxic ingredients in the food supply. It's so compelling that Big Food and Big Biotech corporations hired armies of negative P.R. trolls to try to crush the book even before it was published. Ever wonder what's so dangerous about...|
|2/5/2015 11:14:29 AM - The U.S. has a unique system in place for regulating food chemicals. It's been around since 1958, providing loopholes for companies to sneak through. Initially designed to provide oversight, this system has instead become a gateway for welcoming an explosion of food chemicals, all disguised under one...|
|2/2/2015 - Most people probably live under the assumption that their place of dwelling is a safe haven from all the dangers that lurk "out there." But little do they know that many common household products contain deadly chemicals that are known to cause cancer, reproductive harm, birth defects and other health...|
|2/2/2015 - Soaking up the summer sun while splashing around in the pool is probably the last thing on your mind, or is it? It being the dead of winter may have you dreaming about warm, sunny days complete with family and friends hanging out poolside, maybe even grilling some grass-fed burgers.
If you own a...|
|1/31/2015 - It started with chemicals like Agent Orange. When modern man bought into the idea of chemical warfare, he truly believed that he could poison his enemies and the environment to death and not face the repercussions. 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed over 4.5 million acres in Vietnam as...|
|1/29/2015 - Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; and after flu shots...|
|1/28/2015 - The modern world is full of environmental toxins. It is estimated that there are over 80,000 toxic chemicals used regularly in the US. There are over 500 chemicals stored in our body and the average individual has at least seven pesticides tested in their urine. It is imperative to minimize our exposure...|
|1/19/2015 3:39:08 PM - Dr. Tyrone Hayes, one of the most important scientists to expose the dangers of Syngenta's pesticide atrazine, was recently interviewed by the environmentalist blog TreeHugger. Dr. Hayes uncovered how the industry behind genetically modified organisms is also the industry that pushes agrochemicals....|
|1/7/2015 - More than 40 years ago, a Michigan chemical company made a careless mistake that would affect people's lives for generations to come. The incident involved polybrominated biphenyl, or PBB, a man-made flame retardant designed to prevent plastics from burning.
An excerpt from Joyce Egginton's book...|
|12/21/2014 - 'Tis the season to be leery.
Experts have issued a series of warnings about several holiday decorations and children's toys which have been found to be heavily contaminated with heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, the items aren't just limited to one small store; instead, they're linked...|
|12/15/2014 - Are you sick of "trying" to quit cigarettes? You've tried to lose weight before, right? You don't have time to exercise or you just don't feel like it. Has this line of questioning hit a nerve? That's not the intention. The two BIGGEST hooks in the bad health "arena" are cigarettes and diet soda, and...|
|12/2/2014 - The arguments in favor of biotechnology-derived food -- that is, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- are a complete farce. A new study by the investment group Portfolio 21 explains that, despite their widespread adoption mostly in North America, GMOs are not saving farmers money, they're not producing...|
|11/26/2014 - Four people, including two brothers, recently died when a chemical leak at the Texas DuPont Chemical Refinery where they worked led to their inhalation of methyl mercaptan.(1,2)
The chemical, which is used to make insecticide for crops, is noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...|
|11/26/2014 - In one fell swoop, the Environmental Protection Agency officially became the Environmental Holocaust Kingpin when they approved Dow's deadly new Enlist Duo. This new two-headed monster herbicide is comprised of Monsanto's gut-wrenching, gut-microbe-destroying glyphosate and Dow's endocrine-disrupting,...|
|11/8/2014 - Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization.
A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process...|
|11/2/2014 - A group of consumer and health groups came together on October 16 demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue an outright ban on a group of man-made chemicals that are wreaking havoc on both people and the environment.
While the hazards surrounding perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates...|
|10/31/2014 - Oregonians have little protection when it comes to being sprayed by deadly weed killer, causing many to suffer from immediate and long-term health effects following sudden exposure.
The state's cozy relationship with the timber industry has resulted in weak legislation that pretty much allows free-for-all...|
|10/29/2014 - By now, Americans are aware that breast cancer exists, thanks to the pink color-branding marketed by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The foundation has literally "pink washed" the entire month of October, routinely partnering with outside organizations to sell products and raise money for their pink...|
|10/21/2014 - The "innovative" and "challenging new compounds" created each day by commerce are threatening the planet in which we live, scientists say. More and more traces of pharmaceuticals are being discovered in our lakes, rivers and soil daily, and their effects are pretty much completely unknown.
|10/14/2014 - Kids in Danger Zones, the title of a report exposing the nearly 20 million school children that are at risk of being affected by a chemical disaster took five years to compile, researchers say.
Released in September by the Center for Effective Government (CEG), the report [PDF] identifies the number...|
|9/17/2014 - It's easy to hide knowledge from the public when you run the very industry that the public perceptibly needs. So much knowledge about glyphosate is buried or disregarded because the public now feels that the Roundup chemical is a necessity for both agriculture and lawn care. The industry that made glyphosate...|
|9/12/2014 - The U.S. government's failure to update the antiquated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 has forced states to spearhead their own policies regarding chemical safety laws.
Over the last decade, 18 states have passed more than 70 laws creating new chemical management programs intended to protect...|
|9/9/2014 - In August 2014, a conjoined dolphin pup slightly over a yard long floated onto the shore of a beach in Turkey. An onlooker was horrified to witness what had appeared to be a two-headed dolphin. But technically, the two-headed monster was a conjoined set of twins, what we commonly call Siamese twins....|
|9/9/2014 - Along the human windpipe, tucked low on the front of the neck, sits the thyroid gland. It terms of energy, the thyroid gland is located in the throat chakra, which represents communication.
In order for the thyroid gland to function properly, it needs a special mineral called iodine. Since the body...|
|9/8/2014 - The chemical industry is fighting tooth and nail to stop proposed legislation in California that would allow furniture to be sold without toxic flame retardant chemicals. The Chicago Tribune, which conducted a rigorous safety investigation on flame retardants back in 2012, says the bill would mandate...|
|9/4/2014 5:20:54 PM - Have you ever stopped and wondered if many of your toiletries and body care products are necessary at all? Do you ever look at the ingredient labels of these products and wonder if these synthetic compounds were even meant to be put on human skin? Have you ever considered making your own body care products...|
|9/1/2014 - Two chemicals in a class of compounds commonly added to household cleaning and disinfectant products have been determined to cause reproductive damage in laboratory animals, according to a new study. Researchers from Virginia Tech found that mice handled by laboratory workers who used cleaning products...|
|8/20/2014 - Though its toxicity is well documented, the antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan is still being used as an active ingredient in Colgate Total toothpaste -- and has been for nearly two decades! Hidden pages of documents submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in the 1990s...|
|8/17/2014 - Residents in southeast Houston are accusing the city of "environmental racism" following their refusal to clean up an abandoned cleaning facility that some residents say is affecting their health.
Custom Environmental Services (CES) filed bankruptcy and closed its doors in 2010 after the facility...|
|8/14/2014 - More than two thousand Mainers signed a petition asking Governor Paul LePage's administration to disclose the use of harmful chemicals on product labels, according to a report by CentralMaine.com.
Supporters, including parents, doctors and business owners, rallied in support of a rule change that...|
|8/12/2014 - Crop chemicals are killing bees all around the world, and some governments, including the UK's Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), are taking proactive steps to help save them. But a new report published by several UK members of parliament (MPs) reveals that the very companies...|
|8/9/2014 - A chemical found in many products labeled "BPA free" may produce many of the same health problems as the original chemical, including hyperactivity and cardiac arrhythmia, according to a pair of studies presented recently at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine...|
|8/7/2014 - Can you feel it? Something isn't right with the world. Viral pandemics, wars, droughts, escalations of violence, irrational behavior, corporate greed gone wild, open border conflicts, media madness and more...
Clearly, something has shifted away from balance. At first, I thought these events were...|
|8/5/2014 - How efficient is the federal government at preventing terrorist attacks, especially at US chemical facilities? According to Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma, the current federal terrorist prevention regulations are "a broken program that is not making us measurably safer against the threat of a terrorist...|
|8/4/2014 - In case you haven't heard, 500,000 people have been left without drinking water in the city of Toledo, Ohio, and store shelves there have been stripped bare of water.
"Residents of Toledo, its suburbs and small areas of southeastern Michigan began lining up for water Saturday after news of the contamination...|
|7/21/2014 - They call them "campaign contributions," but what are they really? -- Just kickbacks, bribery and money laundering. Remember when George W. Bush was running the country and made all that money off "insider business" deals while subsidizing GMO high-fructose corn syrup? Now it's worse with Obama. Still,...|
|7/18/2014 - More than 170 toxic chemicals banned from European consumer products such as computers and textiles are still allowed for use in food packaging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Food Packaging Forum and published in the journal Food Additives & Contaminants.
|7/12/2014 - Pennsylvania officials are conducting extensive sampling of chemical contaminants throughout the state following the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's major waterways.
According to reports, male fish carrying eggs have been discovered in the Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio River basins,...|
|7/12/2014 - Despite the fact that only 36 percent of Kanawha County residents are drinking tap water after at least 5,000 gallons of crude MCHM leaked into West Virginia's water supply last January, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin refuses to approve additional testing of home tap water.
Even though state experts highly...|
|7/8/2014 - Now that first-generation genetically modified (GM) crops have proven to be a complete failure, chemical companies are busy seeking regulatory approval for new varieties with resistance to multiple herbicides instead of just one. But according to WIRED, these second-generation GMOs will not only increase...|
|7/3/2014 - More than 3,000 individuals are expected to sign onto a massive lawsuit against the DuPont corporation over a toxic chemical linked to thyroid disease and cancer. Commonly known as C8, the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was intentionally released by the company into the air and water, say plaintiffs,...|
|6/25/2014 - Disrupting shale deep within the earth with millions of gallons of water brought into fracking sites mixed with toxic chemicals that remain secret is like playing survival roulette with local inhabitants and Mother Earth.
The one federal law that could have inhibited this vile practice, the Federal...|
|6/24/2014 - An infertility crisis on Spanish pig farms has been linked to endocrine-disrupting plastic chemicals also found in human food products, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Zaragoza and published in the journal Scientific Reports in May.
The study marks "the first time that...|
|6/23/2014 - The controversy surrounding one of the world's most popular artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), continues some 30 years after the chemical was rammed through the regulatory process by pharmaceutical interests, despite its well-documented dangers. And yet to this very day, many people...|
|6/21/2014 - The colors of nature really stand out in the paradise of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. Sandy beaches embrace the waves of crystal blue water rushing ashore. The ocean waves nip peacefully at the base of the luscious, volcanic mountains, kissing the landscape in a fusion of awe and inspiration.
But just beyond...|
|6/20/2014 - Forget the plastic and chemicals: The best food preservatives may actually be all-natural essential oils. New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that an edible film coated in the essential oils of clove and oregano kept bread fresher for longer than conventional...|
|6/17/2014 - Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1% inflation rate claimed by the federal government....|
|6/12/2014 12:25:44 PM - The state of Hawaii has become the new battleground in the controversy regarding GMO crops and pesticides, according to a watchdog organization that monitors the industry.
With the crop seed industry -- conventional as well as genetically modified crops -- reaping some $146.3 million a year in sales...|
|6/11/2014 - The House's No. 2 man - Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican and friend of big pharma, big chemical, big corporations, and big donors - has lost his party's primary to a political unknown who is currently teaching courses at a small local college, despite the fact that the American Chemistry Council...|
|6/11/2014 - Most people probably don't think twice about it as they water their lawns or gardens. But the average garden hose is teeming with chemicals like lead and bisphenol A (BPA), according to new research, and these toxins could be making you and your family sick.
The Ecology Center, a U.S.-based research...|
|6/11/2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government exceeded its authority when it used an international chemical weapons treaty as the means to prosecute a rejected wife who sought revenge on her husband's lover.
Carol Anne Bond, a microbiologist who was unable to have children, was prosecuted...|
|6/9/2014 - Knowledge is power but unfortunately, too many politicians, scientists and other renowned individuals too often see it as a hindrance rather than a benefit.
As the oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing increases around the country, concerns about what impact "fracking," as it is...|
|6/4/2014 - For the first time, a new study has causally linked the hidden toxicity of laboratory-created chemicals in the environment and in common household items to adverse effects on the male reproductive system, especially human sperm. Ironically, these chemicals were determined to be safe by standard toxicology...|
|6/1/2014 8:27:39 PM - Originally formulated for the US Army, this chemical is now used in one-third of American households and was used during the Vietnam War alongside the now banned chemicals Agent Orange and DDT.
The chemical, N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, was used as a bug deterrent for soldiers serving in the...|
|6/1/2014 - Once at the top of his game, Dr. David Heimbach has fallen from grace -- like so many liars and frauds before him in the scientific and medical communities.
One of the country's top burn surgeons, Heimbach was a perfect person to recruit as a star witness in trials. He provided often dramatic testimony...|
|5/24/2014 - Many everyday chemicals have been linked to breast cancer, warns a comprehensive review performed by the Silent Spring Institute and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
The study documents 17 families of chemicals that women can be screened for exposure to and includes tips...|
|5/16/2014 4:59:48 PM - While chlorine and bromine are depended on today to kill pathogens in pools, spas and hot tubs, these chemicals also create their own array of health hazards. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System has documented and analyzed thousands of emergency...|
|5/15/2014 - A chemical leak affecting at least 300,000 residents in West Virginia has been under investigation since January when the leak occurred, reported The Charleston Gazette. April 3-8, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department conducted a randomized phone survey in which 507 people answered 72 questions...|
|5/15/2014 - Perhaps the only thing more pervasively toxic than crop chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) and atrazine, is these poisons combined with one another. A new study published in the journal Chemosphere has revealed that the amalgamated toxicity of certain pesticides and herbicides increases substantially...|
|5/13/2014 - The next time somebody tries to tell you that cow farts, cars or too many people are the impetus behind disastrous changes in the climatic norms of the planet, you may want to point them to a new analysis paper published in Yale University's Yale Environment 360 that unveils two of the actual causes...|
|5/6/2014 - Coca-Cola and Pepsico have both announced they are removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from their beverage products following a sustained social media campaign that protested the practice. Brominated vegetable oil is a flame retardant, and it's usually made from genetically modified corn or soy...|
|5/6/2014 - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), in a series of action alerts over the past month, has criticized the gradual erosion of organic standards by vested corporate interests in the organic products industry.
OCA, a nationwide watchdog organization set up to safeguard organic standards 16 years...|
|5/5/2014 - A number of big corporations, the latest among them IBM, have joined to oppose a Vermont government proposal to regulate chemicals in children's products that the state's health department considers potentially harmful.
According to local reports, the technology giant's decision to oppose the measure...|
|5/1/2014 - It's no secret that non-organic apples contain pesticides, but new information demonstrates that upwards of 80 percent of them may also contain diphenylamine (DPA), a chemical banned in Europe. DPA, which is regulated as a pesticide, is said to keep produce from turning dark colors while in storage....|
|4/18/2014 - After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory - mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted...|
|4/16/2014 - A new measure has been proposed that would allow Californians the right to know if the furniture they are buying contains flame-retardant chemicals that are potentially hazardous to their health.
The legislation, which was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, comes amid changes to...|
|4/15/2014 - Poring down the rabbit hole of knowledge on issues related to natural health, the environment and toxic exposure is oftentimes overwhelming. Let's face it -- coming to the realization that we are surrounded by tens of thousands of synthetic chemicals, the vast majority of which have never been properly...|
|4/3/2014 - It's always refreshing to learn about legislation actually designed to protect the public. A recent move by Vermont is attempting to do just that after the state Senate voted 17-11 to require harmful chemicals found in consumer products to be labeled and/or regulated.
Last week, state officials gave...|
|4/2/2014 - Bisphenol-A (BPA), the famous synthetic chemical compound most of us have been scared away from using, now has competition. We've all heard the term, and by now, many know to avoid this widely used hormone disrupter that mimics estrogen and has been linked to serious health challenges. From water bottles...|
|3/31/2014 - Following a bid to place tougher EU regulations on chemicals that act as hormone-altering endocrine disruptors, 18 scientists have published an editorial in 14 scientific journals ludicrously criticizing the move to protect consumers from these potentially harmful ingredients.
The comments came in...|
|3/29/2014 - For over a decade, residents of the small town of Mossville, Louisiana, have been reporting numerous cases of premature death, disease and cancer. A new plot by a large chemical plant looks to finish them off, paying 80 percent or more of the residents to leave the town, which could nearly wipe Mossville...|
|3/28/2014 - The modern-day boy and girl are raised in a chemical society, a culture drenched in pesticides, plastics, petroleum derivatives and synthetic food, medicine, and vitamins. Chemical formulas are manufactured into every corner, all the way down to electronic coatings and flame-retardant-infused couches.
|3/28/2014 - Early in 2014, Natural News reported a drinking and bathing water crisis that had been affecting 300,000 West Virginia residents in nine counties for over three days (at that time).
The water supply had been contaminated by a foaming chemical used for cleaning freshly mined coal, 4-methylcyclohexane...|
|3/25/2014 - California is ripe for its share of disbelief and criticism over some offbeat policies and social mandates, but one thing that residents of the state are consistent about is their attempt to identify and rid themselves of harmful substances.
Regular readers of Natural News may recall that we supported...|
|3/20/2014 - As we continue to uncover the deep, dark history of chemical use in the United States as part of a series on arsenate pesticides, the issue comes up as to how heavy metals like lead and arsenic ever came to be accepted as beneficial for spraying all over our growing soils in the first place. Like many...|
|3/19/2014 - Many American corn and soybean farmers embrace genetically modified seeds and herbicide chemicals. This biotechnology invention helps them produce higher crop yields without having to worry about weeds. Today's farmers can just apply, en masse, chemicals like glyphosate, which knock out the weeds, allowing...|
|3/16/2014 - The earliest commercial decaffeination process involved steaming coffee beans in a salt water solution and then soaking them in the toxic chemical benzene to dissolve the caffeine.
Due to health concerns, benzene has now been replaced in the "direct method" with different toxic chemicals, ethyl acetate...|
|3/12/2014 - A chemical responsible for the musty smell of mold may also produce symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Rutgers and Emory Universities and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"These findings are...|
|3/11/2014 - One aspect of continually eating foods packaged in plastics and other materials may be the prolonged low exposure of chemicals and other substances. A recent commentary published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicated that the substances in the packaging of many processed foods...|
|3/3/2014 - Mass-produced man-made chemicals that mimic estrogen should be a major concern for humanity, as they can go undetected in water and affect the reproduction and gender identity of various life forms. Lurking in the water, these chemicals can be taken in invisibly by all sorts of life and disrupt the...|
|2/27/2014 - Last week I warned the world that the global food supply was intentionaly designed to end human life, not nourish it. Popular foods have been "weaponized" and are deliberately engineered to deliver toxic, cancer-causing chemicals to everyday consumers. The effect of all this is the mass poisoning of...|
|2/25/2014 - A leading cause of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals lurking in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume, says a new study recently published in The Lancet. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health...|
|2/25/2014 - More reports detailing the damaging effects of exposure to chemicals have been released. Though important to both women and men, this particular finding is especially important to men. This includes their partners if they are wanting to start a family someday.
While much has been made about overheating...|
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|2/24/2014 - Have any idea of how many chemicals have been introduced into our environments since WWII? A half-decade ago, the count* was over 80,000. Some are used for Big Ag, some are in medicines and processed foods, toys and household items, and some of them are in the air and water.
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