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|4/26/2016 - Although the harm caused by consistent hydraulic fracturing – or fracking, as it is casually known – to the global climate is widely known, for many people, its ill effects are striking much closer to home, as their water and land become poisoned with toxic chemicals released by this destructive...|
|4/26/2016 - About one-third of the human diet comes from plants that rely on insect pollinators. Honeybees especially seem to be of great importance. They are responsible for pollinating 80 percent of our crops.
For years, we have seen a vast decline in honeybee numbers, putting our food chain at great risk....|
|4/15/2016 - A new study found that certain pesticides and fungicides cause neurodegeneration in brain cells similar to the effects of autism and Alzheimer's – findings that suggest a link between the use of these chemicals and the skyrocketing rise in autism rates.
The report, published by the journal...|
|4/13/2016 - According to a report published by The Lancet in 2014 but that has only recently gained wider attention, fluoride is a neurotoxin in the same category as mercury, lead and arsenic.
Fluoride's status as a neurotoxin is not particularly new or controversial in the medical community, but this knowledge...|
|3/31/2016 - The old ChemFab plant above the Walloomsac River near North Bennington, Vt., was, for many years, a respected local employer, back in the days when the village's prosperity depended mostly on industry.
But for others, the plant was an eyesore and a nuisance, with its smokestacks spewing waste that...|
|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...|
|3/14/2016 - 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,...|
|3/13/2016 - More than one-third of women and one in ten men regularly color their hair. If you are one of them, then you may be slowly poisoning your body with highly toxic compounds linked to allergic reactions and several types of cancer.
According to the Daily Mail, British scientists from Leeds-based company,...|
|3/11/2016 - We've known for quite some time that there's a huge difference between organic food and conventional products. Organic bashers like Jon Entine might tell you there's nothing to worry about, yet research says otherwise. A recent study performed by England's Newcastle University on ecological agriculture...|
|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 - 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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|2/20/2016 - Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, played a major part in the recovery of the American economy after the 2008 crash. In just a few years, fracking made it possible for the price of oil to go down from $100 per barrel to $63 by the end of 2014. Since then, the number has continued to drop, to limits...|
|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...|
|2/9/2016 - Back in 2006, one of the world's foremost mycologists secured a patent that, once fully developed, could shatter the power of the pesticide industry. This would be a major setback not just for manufacturers of chemical poisons like Dow, but also for companies like Monsanto that genetically modify crops...|
|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 - According to a recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey, male bass are experiencing sex changes due to chemicals that are found in most waterways across Northeast National Wildlife Refuges.(1) Studies have found that up to 85% of male smallmouth bass in the region are demonstrating "characteristics...|
|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.
|1/27/2016 - The toxic industrial solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE, which emanated from a Bethpage, New York plant that used to manufacture aerospace technologies, is spreading and fast-encroaching on public water wells that may affect some 250,000 residents living in nearby Nassau County.
|1/22/2016 - Those who are sent abroad to serve our country are often sadly neglected once they return home. But there are also veterans suffering from a tragic fate which befell them here within our nation's borders who are also being forgotten and ignored by those in power.
Fort McClellan is a now-defunct military...|
|1/14/2016 - Many plastic product manufacturers are starting to put "BPA-free" labels on their products. The plastic industry is slowly moving away from BPA, removing it from baby bottles and plastic food storage containers. This is progress, especially since BPA has been shown to worsen obesity, cancer and behavioral...|
|1/9/2016 - Scientists are increasingly uncovering the ways in which ubiquitous industrial chemicals are damaging children's brain development, condemning a generation of children to neurobehavioral disorders from hyperactivity to autism.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there...|
|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...|
|12/21/2015 - A new study has added more evidence that prenatal exposure to the ubiquitous plastic-softening chemicals known as phthalates can produce genital malformation in male children. The study was conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and published in the journal Human Reproduction...|
|12/16/2015 - Antibiotic resistance is reaching such dangerous proportions that the entire global health system is at risk of collapse, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on November 16. The agency released a report highlighting many of the myths about antibiotics that people believe worldwide, and how these...|
|10/6/2015 - Decades after being banned, cancer-causing PCBs continue to contaminate our food and our bodies, according to a study conducted by Spanish and Danish researchers and published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
The researchers found, specifically, that the chemical PCB-153 was found...|
|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...|
|9/22/2015 - California's farmers have been lured by an affordable water recycling program in which the water used for their crops costs about $33 per square foot. Compare this to the $1,500 per square foot cost of freshwater, and it's easy to see why farmers, whose crops have been hard hit by the state's severe...|
|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,...|
|8/23/2015 - 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...|
|8/10/2015 - It is perhaps one of the oldest of all conspiracies: Your government is conducting a wide range of experimental research on various populations without their knowledge, much less permission – research that has come with consequences to health and well-being.
For its part, Natural News has regularly...|
|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...|
|8/1/2015 - A series of shocking new reports reveal that 45,000 acres of California crops are being irrigated with recycled fracking water, with some samples showing levels of petrochemicals higher than those found at oil spill sites.
Even more shocking, the practice of using recycled oil water on crops (which...|
|7/16/2015 - I'm certain if you were to poll women and ask whether they'd rather have lawns with no weeds or be able to keep their breasts, the answer would be the latter! And yet billions of tons of pesticides are spread all over our lawns, on our kids' soccer fields, at our parks and on our crops, regardless of...|
|7/15/2015 - Hand sanitizer causes the skin to absorb 100 times more of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
BPA exposure came from handling receipts printed on thermal paper, the...|
|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...|
|5/20/2015 - Over the past decade, we have been on a calorie-counting mission to improve our health and weight. We have been so obsessed with the number of calories on the label that we have actually forgotten what really matters.
USA Today recently reported that the nutrition labels of more than 700,000 packaged...|
|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,"...|
|4/29/2015 - Last week I published a story promising coverage of an extraordinary water purification breakthrough technology that's about to be released. We've now been given permission to go public with the news on this system called AquaTru.
I've been testing the AquaTru unit in my lab for six months, and in...|
|3/27/2015 - It's no secret that inhaling cigarette smoke is hazardous to health. After all, cigarettes contain hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals, but it's when they're burned that the issue becomes horrifically magnified; the American Lung Association estimates that a cigarette produces upwards of 7,000 chemicals...|
|3/23/2015 - In November 2014, an investigation by NBC Bay Area made a shocking discovery when they learned that the oil and gas industry had been dumping, or pumping, billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into federally protected underground aquifers.
Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture...|
|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:
|3/14/2015 - The great measles false flag of 2015 is bringing out the worst in pro-vaccine fanatics, many of whom have taken to the airwaves, social media, websites, and newsprint with militant rantings about why everyone should get vaccinated. But rather than present any actual science to support their verbal discharges,...|
|2/23/2015 - Over the past decade, there have been various measles outbreaks, but the CDC reports that there have been no deaths. Measles is something which the body can overcome, especially if it is fueled with the right vitamins, minerals, probiotics, etc. In fact, death by measles steadily declined before the...|
|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...|
|2/13/2015 - "E-cigarettes" are just one of the nicknames for electronic nicotine delivery systems. Unfortunately, there is currently no international standard for testing e-cigarettes, commonly called e-cigs, for safety, and the high levels of toxins found in some of them range from formaldehyde to acetaldehyde,...|
|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 - 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...|
|1/28/2015 - 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...|
|1/25/2015 - In 2006, Felix Grun and Bruce Blumberg, two developmental biologists at the University of California, Irvine, published a research paper about artificial chemicals known to contribute towards obesity. These chemicals, which the researchers named "obesogens," are foreign compounds that compromise the...|
|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...|
|12/13/2014 - If you just can't seem to lose weight, maybe even just those last 10 to 15 pounds you want to "shed," perhaps it's because your body is being "informed" with incorrect information about whether it's hungry and whether it's getting the proper nutrition. Maybe mixed signals are being sent in, over and...|
|11/18/2014 - It seems as though, with each day that passes, yet another health and environmental hazard is identified as being linked to hydraulic fracking, the process of injecting more than 200 chemicals at high pressure into the ground, shattering rock and releasing one America's most valued resources, natural...|
|11/15/2014 - The planet's growing dependency on fossil fuels is inadvertently altering our environments in ways scientists are just beginning to understand. Practices like hydraulic fracking not only have adverse environmental effects but have also spurred an economic transformation in the U.S. as the nation distances...|
|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...|
|10/29/2014 - 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...|
|9/19/2014 11:15:09 AM - Flowing through the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia River Basin is known for its magnitude, as it empties more water into the Pacific Ocean than any other river in North and South America. Known for its plentiful salmon population, which has declined dramatically since the early 1900s, the river supplies...|
|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...|
|8/27/2014 - The explosive introduction of new food additives, in addition to an easing of some federal oversight requirements, has allowed manufacturers to dodge scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals that are flowing into the food supply.
|8/18/2014 - A new analysis of fish living in the Delaware, Ohio and Susquehanna rivers of Pennsylvania has revealed a shocking truth about the chemicals being sprayed on our food and given to us as "medicine" (i.e. pharmaceutical drugs). According to a paper published in the journal Environmental Monitoring and...|
|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...|
|7/22/2014 - Oh, the power of food to heal you, to prevent cancer and to make you feel wonderful, full of life and positive energy. It's amazing, and millions of people know. Then, there are the others. Some have been conned and some don't care too much about their health -- not in the short term or the long run....|
|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.
|7/5/2014 - Agricultural regions that see a heavy use of chemicals and in which genetically modified (GM) crops are grown have a cancer death rate twice as high as the national average, according to a report by the Ministry of Health of Cordoba Province in Argentina.
"Once again, what we have complained about...|
|7/1/2014 - Smokers in general underestimate the power of processed, chemical-laden foods, chemical-laden drinks and chemical-laden personal care products to put their body in an acidic state, which makes them rely on nicotine even more for temporary relief of their "chemical hangover."
When smokers do finally...|
|6/29/2014 - Our most precious natural resource, clean water, is threatened by the continued environmental release of toxic chemicals from heavy industry, which includes the factory food industry. Four of the top 10 worst polluters in the U.S. today, according to a new report, are food manufacturing companies, with...|
|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...|
|6/22/2014 - The quest to unearth new sources of oil and natural gas in Southern California's dense urban core has resulted in the spreading of more than 40 different toxic chemicals near hospitals, residential areas and schools.
Data collected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District has revealed that...|
|6/16/2014 - Baby bottles from AVENT, Born Free, Green to Grow, Evenflo and Weil Baby all emit high or very high levels of hormone-altering chemicals, says new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health. (1)
"Many PC-replacement-products made from acrylic, polystyrene, polyethersulfone,...|
|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...|
|6/2/2014 - Toxic flame retardant chemicals were found in 100 percent of preschools and day cares tested in a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and published in the journal Chemosphere on May 15.
"These findings underscore how widespread these materials are in indoor...|
|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 - 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...|
|4/29/2014 - You know why so many people suffer from preventable chronic disease in modern society? Because they don't know how to protect themselves from a world that's full of assaults against their health. Hour by hour, day by day, they are poisoned by toxic food ingredients, contaminants and additives. Their...|
|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...|
|4/3/2014 - 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...|
|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...|
|3/28/2014 - 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.
|3/11/2014 - 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...|
|3/10/2014 - The modern-day consumer is inundated and assaulted by various endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Very little awareness exists. What are these chemicals doing to the human race as a whole? Expert health officials from the French government are pressuring the European Union to define these endocrine-disrupting...|
|3/5/2014 - We know that neurodevelopmental disabilities among children - such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia - are on the rise. And, though genetic factors have been identified as a cause, it doesn't take much leap in imagination to believe that neurotoxins also play a role in...|
|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...|
|2/25/2014 - 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...|
|2/21/2014 - Being a kid in the 21st century is in many ways no different than at any other time in our history, in that even today, with advanced technology, there is still no way to keep them 100 percent safe.
When you think about it, technology is directly responsible for many of the things that negatively...|
|1/17/2014 - Hormone- and metabolism-ravaging chemicals, like brominated flame retardants, may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study out of Japan, the first of its kind, links the flame retardant hexabromocyclodecane (HBCD) to accelerated weight gain. Flame retardant chemicals are often used in building...|
|12/29/2013 - You may want to think twice before further drinking or even bathing in unfiltered tap water, as a new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Researchers from the U.S....|
|12/4/2013 - An International Joint Commission report, conducted by scientists from both the US and Canada, finds that the Great Lakes region is being severely over-contaminated with chemicals and prescription drugs that are bypassing treatment methods at sewage treatment plants.
In fact, the commission found...|
|11/22/2013 - They are literally all around us, yet most people are unaware of their invasive presence: chemicals, and especially the hormone-mimicking variety. Everything from plastic bottles and receipts to clothing and furniture is silently teeming with them, and one prominent New York Times (NYT) journalist suggests...|
|11/7/2013 - Recently, a small town Pennsylvania doctor was denied the right of access to information about specific chemical types and quantities used in fracking to better handle poisoned patients or warn them of the toxic potentials from fracking well sites near them.
Although the gas and oil fracking industry...|
|10/30/2013 - Revlon, one of the largest cosmetic companies in the country, known for their supportive stance in breast cancer research, is talking the talk but not walking the walk.
A survey put out by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics uncovered the startling news that the cosmetic giant is selling products that...|
|10/24/2013 - According to the latest available statistics, there are more than 80,000 approved chemicals currently in commercial use. But believe it or not, only a few hundred of these chemicals have ever gone through proper safety testing by their manufacturers or by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...|
|10/11/2013 - More than 80,000 chemicals in the United States have never even been tested for their toxic effects on human health and the environment. Federal regulations, designed to protect public health and the environment from toxic chemicals, have done the opposite. The federal Toxic Substances Control Act,...|
|10/1/2013 - A large doctor's group is recommending that medical practitioners push for tougher environmental standards and policies to help better identify and reduce exposure to substances that can be harmful to pregnant women.
According to a recently released report from the American College of Obstetricians...|
|9/26/2013 - A California-based coalition of environmental and public health groups has released the fourth season of its acclaimed web series, The Toxies, a seven-part media presentation that brings to life some of the most deadly chemicals in our environment and food supply for the purpose of educating the public...|
|9/19/2013 - Widespread consumer demand for plastic products that are free of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has led to some significant positive changes in the way that food, beverage and water containers are manufactured. But a new study out of Germany has found that thousands of other potentially...|
|9/17/2013 - In a breakthrough moment of truth for the CDC, the agency now openly admits that prescription antibiotics have led to a catastrophic rise in superbugs, causing the death of at least 23,000 Americans each year (an estimate even the CDC calls "conservative").
This is the conclusion of the CDC's new...|
|9/5/2013 - A common mantra of the "skeptics" crowd purports that industrial and environmental chemicals are not necessarily a threat to humans, because these chemicals exist at levels so low that their toxicity is moot. But a new study published in The FASEB Journal suggests otherwise, having found that exposure...|
|9/5/2013 - 1. DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. One-third of all Americans use this repellant, which has been shown to be toxic to the central nervous system. Natural insect repellant solutions exist; otherwise, candles with eucalyptus oil or citronella...|
|8/13/2013 - We are living in a toxic world. Well over 50 million different chemicals have been isolated and registered with the Chemicals Abstract Service from the early 20th Century to now. Some are discovered; many are man-made.
Not all of those millions are used. But according to journalist Bill Moyers' documentary...|
|8/8/2013 - There is a reason why the conventional poultry industry in the U.S. has been fairly successful in recent years at lowering detected levels of salmonella in chicken. But it has nothing to do with factory birds being raised in cleaner and more humane living environments. To the contrary, a new investigative...|
|8/5/2013 - Investigative researcher, sociologist, and secret military experiment expert Lisa Martino-Taylor has uncovered hundreds of documents that she says prove the U.S. military covertly poisoned Americans back in the 1950s and 60s under the guise of defending them against Russian invaders. In what can only...|
|7/14/2013 - Be careful which facial creams, shampoos, moisturizing soaps and other personal care products you buy and use, as many of them apparently contain a chemical linked to causing what some experts have now dubbed an "epidemic" of skin allergies and other dermal issues. A new report compiled by dermatologists...|
|7/13/2013 - Rich. Sinfully delicious. Cacao, or Theobroma cacao, is the source of original, natural chocolate. It comes from seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree. What most Americans think of as chocolate contains no cacao at all, and therefore contains none of its healthful phytochemicals.
Native to the tropical...|
|7/11/2013 - Though it often takes an excessive amount of time for regulatory agencies to catch up with the latest science on chemical safety, a handful of noxious chemicals have been effectively banned over the years after being identified as serious threats to human health. But oftentimes the effects of these...|
|7/7/2013 - For almost 4,000 years, cacao and the chocolate made from it have been a decadent treat. For the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica it was prized as food, medicine, and currency. Considered a gift from their gods, the natives used it in rituals, and extolled its virtues in hieroglyphs, songs, and drawings....|
|5/23/2013 - Voters in Portland, Oregon solidly defeated a city-wide water fluoridation measure yesterday, with 60% of the voters saying "NO!" to the practice of adding toxic fluoride chemicals to the water.
The result is a huge victory for www.CleanWaterPortland.org and all the men, women and children of Portland...|
|5/22/2013 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that environmental toxins and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are linked to health problems. The EPA lists a "Dirty Dozen" that can cause health issues, such as the brain, thyroid, and cause violence. More than 60,000 substances are...|
|5/10/2013 - Do you really know what's in all the food you're eating that's imported from China? If you don't, you're actually in good company: The FDA only inspects 1% - 2% of all the food imported from China, so they don't know either. Even when they inspect a shipment, they rarely test it for heavy metals, pesticides,...|
|5/9/2013 - It's one of the biggest cover-ups in the history of nutrition: Those "conventional" multivitamins sold at grocery stores, pharmacies and big-box stores are filled with synthetic chemicals that are fraudulently called "vitamins." Ascorbic acid, pyridoxine (B6), niacin (B3), magnesium oxide and dozens...|
|4/26/2013 - Two new studies published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology confirm that the average home is filled with toxic flame retardant chemicals that may cause anything from cancer to hormonal problems to birth defects.
In the first study, researchers from the Silent Spring Institute and...|
|4/9/2013 - A recent investigative report by NBC Dateline producer Andrea Canning has revealed some shocking new details about the pervasive nature of chemicals in both everyday consumer products and the general food supply. As relayed by ElephantJournal.com, using conventional cleaning and sanitary products and...|
|4/4/2013 - You probably don't realize it, but nearly all the "blueberries" used in cereals, bagels, pancake mixes and other foods aren't really blueberries. They're actually chemical concoctions made with propylene glycol, artificial blue colors and high-fructose corn syrup laced with mercury.
I was the first...|
|3/31/2013 - For years, Natural News has reported on research from scientists who are sounding the alarm that estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the environment, including bisphenol A (BPA) are ending up in our bodies -- with potentially health-harming results. Specifically, in study after study, researchers have found...|
|3/21/2013 - What's going on in the Northland waters near Minnesota? Well, scientists and other experts aren't quite sure - yet.
Not just one type but almost all kinds of fish, to include some of the most popular gaming fish like bass and walley, are changing.
What - wait. Changing? Yes, and at least one local...|
|3/18/2013 - A family of chemicals naturally produced by fungi are phenomenally effective at killing human cancer cells, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published in the journal Chemical Science.
|3/11/2013 - While globalists like Bill Gates are feverishly working on ways to reduce human population through vaccines, GMOs and abortions, an even more effective population killer is now emerging: drug-resistant strains of "gram-negative" bacteria: Superbugs.
The global abuse of antibiotics and the rise of...|
|2/27/2013 - British scientists are warning that popular hair dyes used by millions of women contain a number of chemicals linked to cancer.
According to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, the scientists also say that both home hair coloring kits and dyes used at more expensive hair salons pose a growing potential...|
|2/27/2013 - Exposure to two industrial chemicals, including a common ingredient in Teflon, significantly increases women's risk of developing arthritis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and published in the journal Environmental...|
|2/25/2013 - A new landmark study by the World Health Organization says a host of common, everyday household chemicals pose severe health problems including cancer, asthma, reduced fertility and even birth defects.
According to the study, WHO identified a number of "synthetic chemicals" which the UN agency said...|
|2/19/2013 - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder. Unlike the autoimmune form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis is due to wear and tear on a joint and, the NIH says, is just a "normal result of aging."
But could something...|
|2/13/2013 - Most imported seafood, including shrimp, is from large fish farms in Asia, including China, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. There are also seafood or fish farms in Canada, Mexico, and South America that export to the U.S. and others countries.
Fish farming is just that. Breeding, cultivating, and...|
|2/11/2013 - Australia is often reputed as having one of the most effective regulatory systems in the world for ensuring the safe use of chemicals. But it recently came to our attention that a regional government body in the state of Queensland has decided to develop its own endocrine-disrupting herbicide solution,...|
|1/9/2013 - The products we use to improve our personal appearance are often extremely harmful to our natural balance of hormones. There are several commonly used ingredients that can be found in everything from body and face lotions to cosmetics and shaving creams which are known endocrine disruptors.
|1/5/2013 - Just days after the publication of a study finding that chemical dispersants meant to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the oil more toxic, a study in Environmental Science & Technology reveals that the dispersants failed even at their primary goal: preventing...|
|12/6/2012 - It's true the almost five million barrels of oil that contaminated the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill was an ecological nightmare. And residents of the area have complained for the last two years that the chemicals dumped into the area as an ill-thought-out solution have made...|
|11/10/2012 - Embattled with several feet of flood waters in some areas, persistent power outages, and rot and decay throughout tattered streets, many areas of New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are also now suffering the consequences of a massive influx of toxic waste, sewage, and chemicals...|
|10/27/2012 - From the mid-1950s throughout the reminder of the 20th century, UFO stories were the bizarre news scoops that were common in magazines and newspapers.
The UFO sightings overshadowed even more bizarre incidents of spontaneous human combustion (SHC) that arose during that same period and usually appeared...|
|10/25/2012 - As reported recently by the U.K.'s Guardian, a new study published in the journal Nature is the latest in a long line of recent studies to show that common crop chemicals are destroying bee populations worldwide, which will also eventually destroy much of the world's food supply if left unaddressed....|
|10/19/2012 - A German food manufacturing facility owned by Kraft Foods Inc. was recently evacuated, along with 1,400 nearby residents, after factory workers reportedly poured nitric acid into a giant vat containing sodium hydroxide. According to RT.com, at least 1,800 people in total, including the factory workers,...|
|10/19/2012 - Our cultural fascination with fragrance has spanned back thousands of years. Our ancestors did not spray a multitude of new-era chemicals on their body to achieve an appealing scent though. Instead, they often used plant materials to achieve desirable scents. Modern times have spawned literally thousands...|
|10/15/2012 - There is a battle being waged for your mind. To the victor comes influence over your beliefs, you purchase decisions, and even your values. On one side of the battlefield are the so-called 'scientific' poisoners, who are really just proxy scientists and propagandists promoting corporate interests. These...|
|9/14/2012 - Dow Chemicals releases new genetically modified seeds in an ongoing effort to maximize profits while putting people at risk for serious diseases. Dow's genetically modified corn has been dubbed "Agent Orange corn" because of the link to the chemical agent made by Dow and Monsanto to defoliate jungles...|
|9/9/2012 - Although the mainstream medical establishment and the FDA frequently warn against the supposed dangers of alternative health treatments and supplements, they hardly ever mention the perfectly legal and widely used chemical poisons that enter our bodies through the environment. What's more, the EPA has...|
|8/23/2012 - Detoxing can be hard on your body and cause a wide variety of alarming side effects. After all, the substances being removed are usually pretty horrible, consisting of toxic chemicals from Teflon, vaccines, pesticide residues, pharmaceutical drugs, chemotherapy residue, heavy metals, aluminum, radiation,...|
|8/20/2012 - Dallas County, Texas, and several nearby towns and cities in the Dallas area are currently being forcibly sprayed with toxic insecticides as part of a government effort to supposedly eradicate mosquitoes that may be carriers of West Nile virus (WNv). The mass sprayings, which are ramping up all across...|
|8/2/2012 - This article is sure to get me in trouble with everybody, but I just had to cringe yesterday when I heard news reports of people lining up at Chick-fil-A restaurants all across the country to protest the attack on the restaurant's CEO by the LGBT community (and same-sex marriage advocates). (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/chick-fil-supporters-gather-appreciation-day/story?id=16904664)
|7/31/2012 - Would you continue to liberally apply personal care products including moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes if you knew that your risk of developing diabetes was dramatically increased? Many healthy-minded individuals are aware of endocrine-disrupting synthetic chemicals known...|
|7/30/2012 - Every two years, a consortium of Europe's most active minds converges at the Euroscience Open Forum to discuss the latest advancements in scientific research and innovation. But this year's meeting, which was held in Dublin, Ireland, featured a disturbing workshop held by White House executive pastry...|
|7/25/2012 - Women looking to get pregnant need to make sure they avoid exposure to chemical solvents, as their children could end up suffering the consequences in the form of birth defects. A new study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals that women exposed to organic solvent...|
|6/22/2012 - Scotts Miracle-Gro, a popular household name in gardening and lawn care products, is the subject of a new class-action lawsuit that is seeking damages for the company's willful distribution and sale of bird seed products contaminated with toxic, unapproved insecticides. Courthouse News Service (CNS)...|
|6/10/2012 - Pressure on chemical companies from legislators is mounting on the issue of toxic chemicals in hundreds of consumer products. Senator Frank Lautenberg has introduced the Safer Chemicals Act, a bill that would require chemical makers to prove their substances are safe before they are approved for use....|
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|6/8/2012 - Many folks still don't know that sunlight is good for you, that it is a wonderful source of vitamin D. That said, you don't want to overexpose your skin to too much sunlight, lest you wind up with a painful sunburn. Then again, you could get a painful burn simply by using sunscreen, believe it or not,...|
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