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Hanford nuclear site employees not allowed to speak out about chemical exposure, brain damage

6/23/2014 - Workers at a large nuclear waste storage facility in south-central Washington are falling gravely ill from exposure to radiation, according to new reports. But a former company insider says they are too afraid to come out about it for fear of losing their jobs. NBC Right Now in the Tri-Cities reports...

How late-night screen exposure makes you fat

6/22/2014 - Electronics are powerful, and not just in regard to their speed and memory. Televisions, computers and cellphones have powerful abilities capable of influencing behavior, swaying public opinion and according to one study, increasing your waistline. Scientists found that "blue-enriched light exposure,...

Eating lead while pregnant lowers your baby's IQ, new research reveals

6/17/2014 - Exposure to lead while in the womb can have disastrous effects on a child's IQ, suggests a new study out of China. Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University, after evaluating several hundred pregnant women with varying levels of lead in their blood, discovered that prenatal exposure to the toxic substance...

Chemical exposure during fetal development to blame for Autism

6/2/2014 - Autism rates have risen from 1:10,000 in 1981 to 1:68 in 2014. Multiple studies have shown that the prevalence of toxins in our environment to which children are exposed during their developmental stages are the main culprit; however, many other factors should be considered as well, including GMOs and...

Avoid these 17 chemicals to lower your risk of breast cancer

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...

BPA exposure during pregnancy raises miscarriage risk

5/19/2014 - The adverse reproductive effects of the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) have once again been demonstrated in the scientific literature. Researchers from Stanford University in California found that the more BPA circulating in a pregnant woman's bloodstream, the greater her chances of having a miscarriage. Among...

A guide to heavy metals: Exposure points, signs, and removal

5/14/2014 - It has become very clear that avoiding heavy metals is not a simple process. They are now showing up in significant levels in organic food formulations, and are lurking in places that one probably has not even considered. Know the exposure points, physical signs of bodily contamination, and how to start...

4 major screw ups with your sun exposure and how to correct them

5/12/2014 - The sun is a major healing force and is responsible for sustaining life on this planet. However, in recent years it is more recognized for its damaging effects than how it can positively affect someone's health. This is due to an improper relationship with the sun, however, with some slight adjustments...

Eating organic foods reduces pesticide exposure by nearly 90% after just one week

5/6/2014 - Just one week on a diet composed mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an astonishing 90 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from RMIT University in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Research on April 29. Lead...

Link between radiation exposure and first and second cancers exposed by researchers

4/17/2014 - Large-scale population studies of survivors of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have confirmed that radiation exposure can lead to multiple cancers that manifest separately over the course of years or decades -- a finding with implications not just in cases of nuclear accidents or attacks...

Fukushima catastrophe causing significant radiation exposure to Californians, says expert

4/10/2014 4:52:56 PM - A radioactive waste specialist has said that the high-level radioactive waste pools at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan remains at risk of further contaminating the region and the surrounding Pacific waters if another major earthquake and tsunami were to strike the...

Prenatal meth exposure drastically reduces cognitive performance in children

4/9/2014 - Children exposed to methamphetamine ("meth") in the womb are significantly more likely to experience cognitive difficulties at age seven, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) and published in the Journal of Pediatrics in March 2014. The...

Morning sunlight exposure helps with weight loss

4/8/2014 - Exposure to outdoor light in the morning may play a key role in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago and published in the journal PLOS ONE on April 2. "Light is a modifiable factor with the potential to...

Even low levels of BPA exposure significantly alters fetal development

3/24/2014 - Why is BPA being implicated in so many health articles and research studies being conducted lately? It's been used for decades in a boatload of consumer products, namely metal food and drink containers. Also, dental composites can contain BPA and release it with mercury, exposing adults and children...

Men's phthalate exposure associated with fertility problems

3/23/2014 - A class of chemicals commonly used in plastics, food packaging and personal care products like shampoos and fragrances has been shown in a new study to obstruct the ability of men to get women pregnant. Research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that, compared to men not exposed...

Arsenic exposure makes you more susceptible to influenza infections

3/21/2014 - Arsenic exposure in the womb may hamper the body's ability to fight off later infection, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Arsenic, a known carcinogen...

Low exposure of chemicals in food packaging over the long term may pose health concerns

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...

Exposure to chemicals could reduce sperm count

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...

Exposure to nicotine in womb raises obesity risk

2/24/2014 - Not smoking or drinking during pregnancy is one of those "everyone knows" affairs. But not everyone abides by those rules. Health Canada estimates that around 20% of expectant mothers continue smoking. And some that do abide use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), which could be in the form of a...

Copper toxicity damages mitochondria of brain cells through oxidative, nitrosative stress

2/3/2014 - Scientists have linked copper to the development of numerous brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, prion conditions such as mad cow disease, and Wilson's disease. Although it remains unclear exactly what role copper plays in such brain damage, at least one study suggests that the mineral's...

WiFi banned from pre-school childcare facilities in a bold move by French government

1/29/2014 - The French National Assembly has adopted a bill to limit exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by wireless technologies - cell phones, tablets, Wi-Fi etc. This bill will mean the following: • A ban on Wi-Fi in all childcare facilities for children under the age of 3. • Cell...

Exposure to non-stick cookware linked to delayed menstruation

1/29/2014 - A class of chemicals commonly used in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant clothing and furniture, automobiles and a variety of other consumer products has been found to cause delayed menstruation in young girls. A Danish study recently published in the journal Human Reproduction reveals that girls whose...

Exposure to heavy metal tungsten increases chances of stroke

1/25/2014 - A popular metal used in mobile phones, wedding rings, light bulbs, computers and various other consumer products has been linked in a new study to increasing the risk of stroke. Researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K. observed a direct association between tungsten levels in the blood and...

Low-dose exposure to BPA could increase prostate cancer risk

1/21/2014 - New, eye-opening research on the negative effects of BPA chemicals on prostate health is emerging. After assessing the study of BPA on human stem cells, one researcher, Heather Patisaul from North Carolina State University says, "Overall I think this is some of the strongest and most convincing evidence...

Acute exposure to aluminum dust impairs lung function, causes inflammation

1/20/2014 - A 2010 peer-reviewed study has found that sudden exposure to aluminum dust can have long-term detrimental health effects, especially when it comes to lung capacity and function. According to Brazilian researchers who introduced concentrations of aluminum dust into the respiratory systems of mice,...

One-third of children's lunch boxes contain toxic lead

1/15/2014 - Environmental regulations since the 1970s have helped to rein in lead, following its universal recognition as a probable human carcinogen and powerful neurotoxin worth avoiding as much as possible. The elimination of lead-based gasoline and paint, as well as the phasing out of numerous industrial and...

New study proves exposure to nature directly improves happiness

1/15/2014 - A recently released study featured in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal Environmental Science & Technology proves that exposure to nature directly improves mental health. With nearly 80 percent of the world's population residing in urban areas, ACS researcher Mathew P. White cites mental...

Even very low lead exposure causes children's reading scores to fall

1/14/2014 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was wrong in its assessment of how much lead is safe for children. Researchers from the University of Maryland (UM) in Baltimore recently found that children with blood lead levels ranging between 5 and 9 mcg/dL (micrograms per deciliter) --...

New study shows fetal BPA exposure increases risk of prostate cancer

1/13/2014 - A study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago (released January 7th in the journal Endocrinology) has found that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) greatly increases the risk of developing prostate cancer in humans. Gail Prins, a professor of physiology and lead author of the paper,...

Diesel exhaust exposure associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease for babies in the womb

12/22/2013 - Upon conception, a child is born into the mother. From this point on, what the mother consumes, drinks, breathes and thinks become a part of the child inside her. The mother's air, food and water are passed to her precious new one, snuggled in the womb. When the child arrives in the outside world,...

Health Ranger: I was poisoned by chronic exposure to toxic elements lurking in organic foods

12/5/2013 - I'd like to thank all the Natural News readers for your support as I'm engaged in intensive laboratory research and not posting very many stories right now. This will continue through early January up until we break our big announcements on food science. You may have heard some rumors that I discovered...

Study finds exposure to herbicide increases frogs' risk of death from fungal infection

11/3/2013 - A popular crop herbicide that multiple studies have shown causes hormone disruption, reproductive mutations, birth defects and cancer now appears to also increase mortality rates, according to a new study out of the University of South Florida. Biologist Jason Rohr and his colleagues discovered that...

Doctors' groups agree that toxic environmental chemicals pose huge risk to expectant mothers

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...

Mercury exposure linked to homosexuality in birds

9/26/2013 - In a rather bizarre, and perhaps even controversial, study that looked at the mating behavior of ibises, a tropical bird species that to some extent resembles a seagull, researchers from the University of Florida, Gainesville, (UFG) found that exposure to mercury disrupts the birds' endocrine systems...

Cell phone radiation safety standards must be strengthened, claim 12 leading public health and consumer safety groups

9/20/2013 - Twelve leading public health and consumer groups are calling on the U.S. government to review the current outdated and inadequate wireless safety standards to better protect both young people and adults from electromagnetic field exposures (EMF) from devices like cell phones, cordless phones, WiFi and...

Food-borne poisons: Diet changes can reduce contamination risk

9/7/2013 - Food-borne pathogens, like E-coli and salmonella, can cause a wide range of infections, but there are also dangerous substances like arsenic, diledrin, dioxins and acrylamide, that can find their way into our daily diets. Exposure to these highly toxic substances has been scientifically linked to various...

Fetal exposure to BPA has now reached 100 percent; Plastics chemical contaminating everyone

9/4/2013 - New research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology completely debunks the government lie that the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is neither harmful nor persistent in humans at current exposure levels. Originating out of California, this latest assessment of fetal...

Frequent exposure to sunshine lowers rheumatoid arthritis risk

8/14/2013 - Frequent exposure to sunshine has been linked to the prevention of several serious diseases, from Type II diabetes to between 15-20 types of cancer. According to a new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal, however, we have yet another reason to love the sun: Older women who...

100 percent of children are found to be exposed to excessive arsenic, dioxins and pesticides in latest study

7/21/2013 - A new study on dietary toxin exposure found that all the participating children exceeded the cancer benchmark levels for arsenic, dioxins, dieldrin, and DDE, while 95 percent of preschoolers exceeded the non-cancer benchmark for acrylamide. More worrying was that the cancer risk ratios were exceeded...

Sun exposure proven therapeutic, while avoiding sun harms health

7/13/2013 - Since the time of Ramses in Egypt, the health benefits of the sun have been well known and accepted. Widespread sun therapy use decreased after the discovery of antibiotics. The current fear of sunlight began in the 1960s when individuals practicing unsafe sun practices developed sunburns, associated...

Sun exposure tremendously improves MS symptoms - research

7/7/2013 - Increased exposure to sunlight may help alleviate the depression and fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), and may even reduce the overall level of disability caused by the disease, research suggests. Prior research has linked both vitamin D deficiency and lower levels of unprotected sun...

Pesticide exposure causes Parkinson's disease: Study

7/2/2013 - Fresh research on the neurological condition known as Parkinson's disease has affirmed what a number of prominent scientists have been saying for several years now: Mainly that pesticide exposure is a direct cause of this widespread degenerative health condition. And while there are admittedly many...

FDA declares BPA exposure is safe! Don't worry about gender-bender chemicals

4/24/2013 - Despite countless scientific evidence explaining the dangers of Bisphenol-A (BPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refuses to ban this highly profitable industrial chemical. In their "current perspective on BPA" the FDA now states that the chemical is "safe" at the exposure level listed on current...

BPA exposure linked to asthma early on in kids

3/19/2013 - Early-age exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a component found in soup and other food can liners, and in some plastics, can increase the possibility of asthma in children. First to report this BPA-exposure and childhood-asthma connection are researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's...

The BPA challenge - Reduce exposure and detoxify in five days or fewer

3/18/2013 - Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of those modern toxins that is difficult to dodge. Found in an assortment of plastic food packaging, drink containers and even credit card receipts, it's impossible to completely avoid. And the general public is poisoned by BPA on a daily basis, completely unaware a powerful...

Chemical BPA linked to increase of childhood asthma

3/7/2013 - Here we go again. Yet another new study has linked the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) -- widely found in plastic products, food can liners and even food receipts -- to a serious health problem. Meanwhile, although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups last July,...

Landmark UN study shows deadly effects of human exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals

2/24/2013 - A new report from the United Nations says a number of synthetic chemicals which have not been tested for any disruptive effects they may have on the body's hormone system may have "significant health implications" for humans. The report, entitled, "State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals,"...

Chlorinated tap water linked to upsurge in food allergies worldwide: study

1/21/2013 - Thousands of communities across the country and around the world add it to their water supplies to ensure that their water is safe for human exposure and consumption. But the common practice of adding chlorine chemicals to water for public safety purposes may not be as safe as we have all been told,...

Second-hand smoke increases risk of severe dementia

1/19/2013 - Exposure to secondhand smoke significantly increases a person's risk of developing severe dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from China's Anhui Medical University and researchers from U.S. and U.K. universities, and published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Secondhand...

It's true: You really can protect yourself against electromagnetic radiation - here's how

1/14/2013 - The average person usually doesn't realize they are jeopardizing their health by innocently clicking away on the computer or talking on a cordless phone. Linked with cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, miscarriage and a host of other devastating diseases, electromagnetic fields...

BPA exposure predisposes children to kidney damage, heart disease

1/14/2013 - Childhood exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is associated with changes in the body that predispose people to heart and kidney disease later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York University and published in the journal Kidney International. The findings follow...

Low-level pesticide exposure damages cognitive ability

12/12/2012 - Even low-level exposure to a widely used group of pesticides can produce long-term damage to cognitive abilities, according to a study conducted by researchers from University College London and the Open University and published in the journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology. The researchers conducted...

Medical evidence shows that pregnant mothers exposed to mercury in vaccines are more likely to have children with ADHD

11/21/2012 - The truth is finally starting to come out, at least in a roundabout way, concerning the dangers of mercury exposure during pregnancy, including mercury exposure resulting from vaccinations. New research published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reveals that even low-level...

Top 10 ways to dramatically reduce your daily exposure to cancer causing agents

10/22/2012 4:04:26 AM - While it's impossible to avoid all of the toxins and cancer causing agents that surround you, there are some simple, yet effective steps you can take that will greatly decrease your exposure to toxic substances. Making these painless adjustments can lower your risk for just about every type of cancer...

Even background television exposure will 'zombify' your children, study finds

10/8/2012 - The first ever national study to investigate the effects of background television exposure, or being in the same room as a blaring television without necessarily watching it, has found that young children are affected quite dramatically by this inadvertent media vulnerability. According to researchers...

Dioxins - Causing generations of damage

10/5/2012 - A new study out this week shows how exposure to environmental pollutants can cause genetic mutations. Now epigeneticists found that some exposures can change how genes are expressed and then are passed on for generations. "Not only does the individual exposed get the disease, but it's transmitted to...

Chemical exposure from common household products linked to heart disease, study finds

9/14/2012 - They cannot be seen with the naked eye, and most people do not even know they exist. But perfluorinated chemicals are hiding in all sorts of common consumer products, from the pans you cook with and the clothes you wear, to the paper products you write on and the foods you eat. And a new study published...

Children in danger from exposure to common chemicals, new studies confirm

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...

How to reduce your exposure to common pesticides

9/7/2012 - Pesticides is the overall tag for insecticides and herbicides, among others. The suffix cide means to kill, as in homicide involves murdering humans. We do need pesticides for various protections against infestation in the garden, home, and our pets. The problem is that most commercial pesticides...

How to minimize exposure to aerial and ground spraying of pesticides

8/24/2012 - Despite serious questions about safety and effectiveness, Dallas and other municipalities around the country are blanketing their cities and their citizens with pesticides. Pets, gardens, lawns, livestock . . . nothing is safe and individual citizens are not able to opt out of the widespread spraying....

Use these tips to detox after exposure to aerial or ground sprayed pesticides

8/22/2012 - If you live in an area which is being blanketed with aerial or ground spraying of pesticides for mosquitoes, it is virtually impossible to completely avoid exposure. However, there is plenty you can do to help get the pesticides out of your body and offset their effects. Tips for eliminating pesticides...

New study establishes a link between magnetic field exposures and obesity

8/8/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, "More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) are obese." The CDC's numbers on children and adolescents are just as alarming. "Approximately 17 percent (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. In addition...

Exposure to solvent chemicals in the workplace increases birth defect risk in children

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...

Levels of electromagnetic radiation we are exposed to today are billions of times higher than our ancestors

6/26/2012 - This is the claim of Dr. Kerry Crofton, PhD. She goes on to say, "We don't have to give up all electronic devices, but we do need to use them differently. First, we need to understand that the government standards we assume are protecting us are thousands of times too lenient, and there are biological...

Sun exposure reduces pancreatic cancer risk by nearly 50 percent

6/21/2012 - The health benefits of vitamin D are almost becoming too numerous to count, with yet another new study presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev., shedding light on the hormone's specific anti-cancer benefits. According to the groundbreaking...

Red alert for humanity: Chemical damage can be inherited by offspring through unlimited generations

5/24/2012 - Groundbreaking new science reveals that the harmful effects of exposure to synthetic chemicals are passed from generation to generation via "epigenetics," causing measurable damage to future generations even if those offspring are never exposed to the original chemical. The phenomenon of "Epigenetic...

Sun exposure lowers cancer risk

5/13/2012 - A study that correlated exposure to sunlight with cancer risk found that people exposed to more sunlight had a significantly lower risk of many types of cancer (Lin, 2012). This study followed more than 450,000 white, non-Hispanic subjects aged 50-71 years from diverse geographic areas in the US. Researchers...

Five hidden health dangers around the house

5/3/2012 - You may already know about toxic cleaning chemicals and flame retardants, but did you know about the five following common household poisons? 1. Air pollutants"There is absolute proof that air pollution kills people -- and it's ubiquitous," says Sandra Steingraber, author of Raising Elijah:...

Monsanto's Roundup herbicide found to destroy testosterone, male fertility

3/3/2012 - A recent study published in the Journal of Toxicology in Vitro has found that, even at very low levels, Monsanto's herbicide formula Roundup destroys testosterone and ultimately leads to male infertility. The findings add to the more than 25 other diseases known to be linked to Roundup, which include...

Reducing your exposure to airborne environmental toxins

2/21/2012 - In our everyday life we are exposed to a staggering variety of environmental airborne toxins. Toxin inhalation is perhaps the most insidious form of chemical exposure since we don't really think about it. In fact, we probably don't think about it because we subconsciously assume it is an unavoidable...

Are you allergic to fluoride? Physicians' Desk Reference says millions of Americans experience hypersensitive allergic reactions from exposure to toxic chemical

12/27/2011 - Repeated exposure to the toxic fluoride chemicals added to water supplies across the US is responsible for causing many long-term health conditions, which include things like dental fluorosis, kidney disease, brain damage, endocrine disruption, thyroid disorders, bone disease, gastrointestinal damage,...

Study finds connection between prenatal exposure to BPA and aggression during toddler years

12/1/2011 - Researchers from the Harvard University School of Public Health have made a disturbing new discovery about the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). It turns out that prenatal BPA exposure can spur aggressive and undesirable behaviors in girls after they are born and reach their toddler years. Published...

Study confirms benefits of tanning, sun exposure for the production of health-promoting vitamin D

11/10/2011 - Exposing your unprotected skin to natural sunlight and even using a tanning bed are not necessarily the highly dangerous, cancer promoting activities that many in the government and media would have you believe they are. A new study out of Oslo University Hospital (OUH) in Norway confirms what we...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure openly denies science by claiming BPA exposure has no connection to breast cancer, insists chemical is safe

10/11/2011 - The breast cancer research group Susan G. Komen for the Cure seems more interested in keeping its chemical industry donors happy than it is in actually finding a cure for breast cancer. A recent story in Mother Jones explains that, despite the more than 130 scientific studies that demonstrate a clear...

BPA exposure before birth linked to breast cancer

10/5/2011 - To many people interested in healthy living, the term BPA is nothing new. It stands for bisphenol A, an industrial chemical used in many hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s. A known hormone disruptor, BPA is hard to avoid. But once you learn about its dangers,...

Pesticide exposure in expectant mothers causes lower IQ in newborns

9/19/2011 - (NaturalNews)Three separate studies recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives indicate prenatal pesticide exposure to fetuses negatively impact a child's learning ability. Their IQs tend to be lower. The greater the umbilical cord pesticide blood levels, the lower the child's...

Prenatal exposure to common chemicals called phthalates linked to brain damage

9/8/2011 - According to the American Chemistry Council, a family of plasticizer compounds called phthlates are fine and dandy additions to everything from wall coverings, flooring, toys, perfumes, shampoos and IV tubes. In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies show average phthalates...

Preventing Radiation Poisoning with Homeopathic Medicines

8/23/2011 - The depth and breadth of contributions to conventional medicine and science is often ignored and simply suppressed. And yet, history reveals that it was a homeopath by the name of Emil Grubbe, MD (1875-1960) who was the first person to use radiation to treat a person with cancer (Dearborn, 2005). In...

Unplug - Protect yourself from EMF exposure

8/23/2011 - Electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, are made of energy that is created by electronic and magnetic devices, such as cell phones, microwaves, refrigerators, power lines, and other common appliances and gadgets. The EMF is especially strong when these devices are plugged into the wall, allowing an increased...

Guide to Pesticides in Produce - EWG releases new edition

7/29/2011 - Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, has released its latest edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The guide helps supermarket shoppers make healthier choices by offering a quick reference to the "Dirty Dozen" list (the produce...

Optimize your sun exposure without sunscreen

7/19/2011 - Before you lather up with sunscreen for a long day outside you should look at what is actually in the bottle. These lotions contain chemical mixtures that have been proven to block UVA & UVB radiation exposure and prevent sunburn. These chemical cocktails are now linked to serious health consequences...

Cruel Medical Radiation

7/7/2011 - With radiation levels increasing accross the entire northern hemisphere the radiation your doctor uses takes on a new dangerous meaning. Physicians know that radiation is dangerous but they cannot help themselves, they love to use radiation both in testing and in treatment. Modifying physician behavior...

Reduce your exposure to cancer-causing petrochemicals

7/5/2011 - Petrochemicals cause cancer. They are also hormone disruptors, capable of contributing to hormone imbalances and premature puberty in children. We are all exposed to these chemicals every day, but we can also limit our exposure by taking simple measures in our daily lives. Some products, like air pollutants,...

7 surprising things you're not supposed to know about sunscreen and sunlight exposure

6/25/2011 - Ask somebody about sunscreen and you're likely to receive an earful of disinformation from a person who has been repeatedly misinformed by health authorities and the mainstream media. Almost nothing you hear about sunscreen from traditional media channels is accurate. So here's a quick guide to the...

Drastically decrease your exposure to BPA by eating less packaged food

5/2/2011 - One of the best ways to avoid exposure to the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) might simply be to cut packaged foods from your diet, says a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Plastic bags, containers, cups, wraps, and other types of food packaging often contain...

Protect your family from radiation exposure with superfoods

4/24/2011 - Superfoods have been a very popular topic among natural health enthusiasts in the past few years. There are many different superfood products on the health food market today. A superfood, as defined by the Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English (2009), is "a natural food regarded as especially...

Three new studies reveal children are dumbed down by pesticide exposure in womb

4/22/2011 - Does it ever seem like the population is being "dumbed down"? Maybe that is literally happening -- even before birth. And at least one of the culprits appears to be organophosphate pesticides that are widely used on food crops throughout the U.S. The evidence for the intelligence robbing effect of...

Radiation exposure chart admits cancer radiotherapy delivers fatal dose to patients

4/20/2011 - Thanks to the Fukushima catastrophe, we've all been learning a lot about the laws of physics lately -- especially about radiation. To help explain it all, the folks over at InformationIsBeautiful.com have created a radiation explanation chart that shows the relative levels of harm from various doses...

Radiation disease - here are the symptoms and causes

4/15/2011 - What does radiation do to us? It burns the cells, kind of like burning down a house. It is well known that radiation burns our cells by creating too much free radical damage. Now of course this is like talking Greek to medical officials and professors because if they knew this they would be on the bullhorn...

EPA to raise limits for radiation exposure while Canada turns off fallout detectors

4/5/2011 - The mass radioactive contamination of our planet is now under way thanks to the astonishing actions taking place at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. As of last night, TEPCO announced it is releasing 10,000 tons of radioactive water directly into the Pacific Ocean. That 2.4 million gallons of...

Exposure to pesticides leads to poor semen quality, infertility

3/30/2011 - The organochloride pesticides used every day on many conventional food crops is responsible for lowering semen quality and causing infertility, according to a new study out of Spain. Clemente Aguilar from the Medical Research Laboratory of the University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, and several colleagues...

Simple foods provide protection against radiation exposure

3/29/2011 - In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster it is crucial to understand the protective nature of foods in order to protect yourself and your family against radiation exposure. Research on food based radiation exposure after the Chernobyl disaster can give us insight on what foods can reduce...

The dose is the poison

3/22/2011 - The principle of hormesis has been understood for centuries: large and small doses evoke opposite effects. As far back as the 1400s, physician Paracelsus understood that dose is the difference between cure and danger: "The dose makes the poison." In the 1880s Rudolf Arndt and Hugo Schultz demonstrated...

More proof of hygiene theory - exposure to microbes help kids breathe better

3/3/2011 - More and more children in Europe are being diagnosed with asthma. But not all youngsters are equally at risk. Curiously, a new epidemiological study just published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that children living on farms are significantly less likely to develop asthma than other kids. What's...

Vitamin D and sun exposure work synergistically to prevent breast cancer

2/25/2011 - Both vitamin D and exposure to sunshine are known to provide protection against many forms of potentially deadly cancer lines. The combination of both supplemental vitamin D and moderate sunlight provide a synergistic effect that is shown to dramatically lower the risk of developing breast cancer. Many...

The face of a poisoned man - the human cost of pesticides

2/16/2011 - Yannick Chenet, a French winegrower, died after contracting leukemia, becoming the first farmer to have his illness officially linked to the pesticides he used for years on his crops. He is among 40 or so farmers in France whose illnesses have now been officially linked to their profession and the pesticides...

Sun exposure and vitamin D may prevent multiple sclerosis

2/8/2011 - For decades, scientists have noticed something odd about the condition known as multiple sclerosis (MS). This chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord is less likely to occur in people who live in warmer climates than those dwelling in colder places. Now a study published in the February 8, 2011,...

Breast cancer breakthrough: vitamin D in combination with sun exposure is key to prevention

1/18/2011 - As NaturalNews has covered for years, researchers have found a profound link between breast cancer and low levels of vitamin D (http://www.naturalnews.com/023264_Vitamin_D_cancer_brst.html). Women with the lowest blood levels have the highest breast cancer risk and those dying of metastasized disease...

Human exposure to BPA grossly underestimated

12/30/2010 - People in the United States are probably exposed to levels of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) at levels far higher than previously believed, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. "Our...

Health organizations urge more sun exposure, less sunscreen

12/25/2010 - Seven U.K. health organizations, including Cancer Research U.K. and the National Osteoporosis Society, recently made a joint announcement that the population needs to get more sun. Reversing decades of warnings about the supposed dangers of sun exposure, the groups now cooperatively agree that humans...

Warning for future generations - Pre-natal BPA exposure may cause female infertility

12/21/2010 - The U.S. government is so concerned with health safety and hell-bent on supposedly protecting people from consuming certain natural foods (like raw milk), you can rest assured that Americans are not being exposed to well-documented chemical dangers in the food supply, right? Wrong. The chemical...

New study shows radiation exposure in middle age causes cancer

12/10/2010 - Here's a riddle with a dangerous answer: what do routine dental x-rays, mammograms, CT scans and body scanners at the airport have in common? They expose your body to radiation, a form of energy known to raise the risk of cancer. Despite the fact that ionizing radiation is known to trigger mutations...

Follow these tips for better Vitamin D absorption

11/24/2010 - Vitamin D has come to the forefront recently as a hugely important vitamin for the human body. This makes it that much more urgent that we follow some simple steps to ensure our bodies are absorbing enough of this pivotal nutrient. Since most Americans are grossly deficient in vitamin D, it is important...

Microwave popcorn contains dangerous chemical

11/22/2010 - Would you like salt, butter -- and a helping of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) with your popcorn? You may say "yes" to the first two ingredients and "certainly not!" to the last one. But the problem is, if you are eating microwaved popcorn or packaged snack foods, you are most likely getting...

Pesticide exposure causes attention problems in children

11/22/2010 - Children who are exposed to organophosphate pesticides in utero are significantly more likely to develop attention problems later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The researchers...

Avoid Overexposure to Aluminum

10/1/2010 - Recently, many people have become aware of the dangers of aluminum. It is likely that simply being around aluminum won't cause any damage to a person, but ingesting aluminum or absorbing it through the skin is possibly dangerous. Even though aluminum exposure is unavoidable, people can avoid additional,...

Think your exposure to BPA is minimal and harmless? Think again

9/30/2010 - Some recent reports about the dangers of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) insist that people not worry because overall exposure is limited, they say. But a new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives says otherwise, estimating that the average person is exposed to at...

Even tiny exposure to BPA turns offspring into genetic mutants

8/31/2010 - A recent study published online in the journal Biology of Reproduction further reveals the disruptive nature of bisphenol A (BPA) in gene expression. According to the data, pregnant mice exposed to BPA experience significant genetic changes in their fetal ovaries, indicating that the next generation...

Pharmaceutical drug contamination of waterways threatens life on our planet

7/29/2010 - The President's Cancer Panel (PCP) recently released its yearly report to the President outlining the status of cancer in America. This year's report focuses primarily on environmental factors that contribute to cancer risk. According to the report, pharmaceutical drugs are a serious environmental pollutant,...

Sunlight exposure is good, not bad, say some scientists

7/22/2010 - Exposure to sunlight, we are often told, is dangerous and can lead to melanoma, also known as skin cancer. But a group of U.K. researchers recently published a report in the British Journal of Dermatology decrying the scare campaigns put out by government and cancer societies that warn against the supposed...

Lack of sunlight exposure causes mothers to give birth to babies with multiple sclerosis

7/16/2010 - A recent study out of Australia has found that natural sunlight plays a very important role in the development of unborn children. According to the research, mothers who get little sunlight during the first 90 days of their pregnancies bear children with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis...

Presidential cancer advisors find courage to warn about environmental risks of cancer chemicals

5/11/2010 - When a government panel of experts finds the courage to tell the truth about cancer, it's an event so rare that it becomes newsworthy. Late last week, a report from the President's Cancer Panel (PCP) broke ranks with the sick-care cancer establishment and dared to say something that natural health advocates...

ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Linked to Phthalate Exposure of Mother

3/12/2010 - Prenatal exposure to phthalates has been linked to problem behavior in children. A collaborative study by Mount Sinai, Cornell University and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention connects attention deficits and aggressiveness in children to levels of prenatal phthalate exposure. Researchers...

Heal Yourself in 15 Days by Cleaning Up Your Skin Exposure (Part Ten)

2/25/2010 - Continuing with our 15-day self healing series, today we focus on cleaning up your skin exposures. By "skin exposures," I mean all the things your skin comes into contact with... and the sheer quantity of those things will probably surprise you. But first, let's get something out of the way that's...

FINALLY: NIH takes a step to track radiation exposure from medical tests

2/17/2010 - Many Americans are exposed to atomic bomb levels of radiation (http://www.naturalnews.com/025767_Radiation_Ct_Scans.html) over their lifetimes, thanks to the medical industry's determination to push radiation imaging techniques like mammography and CT scans on the healthy as well as the ill. In fact,...

ADHD symptoms caused by lead exposure, new study claims

2/16/2010 - What causes the frequently diagnosed behavioral problem in children known as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that leads to countless youngsters being given side-effect laden stimulant drugs? Research has focused on genes and, more recently, on the idea that multiple environmental...

Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure can Lead to Adult Emphysema

2/8/2010 - Columbia researchers just found that people exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke early in life showed emphysema-like changes in their lungs in adulthood and had a higher risk of having emphysema. This isn't surprising because the effects of toxic substances inside the body will undoubtedly affect you...

Funeral Workers Have Increased Risk of Cancer From Exposure to Formaldehyde

12/27/2009 - A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has revealed that morticians who use formaldehyde to embalm dead bodies have an increased risk of developing leukemia. A sampling of 400 funeral workers found that those who worked with the toxin were more likely to die from myeloid leukemia...

New research: natural exposure to everyday germs may protect kids from disease as adults

12/21/2009 - Gone are the days when play time for kids often meant getting dirty making mud "pies", splashing in mud puddles and creeks, and climbing trees -- and when children washed their hands, mostly just before a meal, it was with plain soap and water. Modern day parents often take pride in keeping their little...

Pesticide exposure may make you want to kill yourself

12/1/2009 - (Natural News) China has a very high suicide rate. Forty-four percent of the world's suicides are committed in China. Suicide is also the fifth-leading cause of death in China. This caused the World Health Organization to raise some concern about the connection between organophosphate (OP) based pesticides...

BPA exposure causes erectile dysfunction and other male sexual problems

11/25/2009 - Big Pharma bombards consumers with ads for drugs to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), the politically correct term for what used to be known as "impotence". Erectile dysfunction, the repeated inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse, is a problem affecting between 15...

Phthalate warning: Medications contain chemicals that "feminize" unborn baby boys

11/17/2009 - In a bombshell finding that has far-reaching implications for society and culture, scientists at the University of Rochester have found that phthalates -- the chemical found in many vinyl and plastic products -- tends to "feminize" boys, altering their brains to express more feminine characteristics....

Prenatal exposure to BPA in plastics makes young girls aggressive

11/3/2009 - How's this for a B movie sci fi plot: evil scientists use chemicals to transform toddler girls into terrifying little monsters. Unfortunately, researchers have uncovered a real life scenario that has some serious similarities to this creepy fantasy. While there are no evil doing scientists or true monsters...

Vitamin D: How to Determine Your Optimal Dose

10/28/2009 - In the wide world of supplements, vitamin D is the superstar. For the last few years, this humble nutrient has been featured prominently in allopathic and alternative circles alike. It has basked in the rays of media publicity, and has survived an onslaught of scientific scrutiny. And while such widespread...

On-the-job pesticide exposure is linked to Parkinson's disease

10/9/2009 - According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders which are the result of the loss of brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. That's the critical key in the development of...

Moms' Exposure to Air Pollution Lowers Children's IQ

9/4/2009 - Planning on starting a family? Determined to provide the healthiest environment possible for your kids? If you live in an urban environment, you might want to look for a new place to live with cleaner air. City pollution has long been known to contribute to high blood pressure (http://www.naturalnews.com/024110_pollution_air_pollution_health.html),...

New Research: Nitrates and Nitrites May Cause Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Parkinson's Disease

7/7/2009 - According to a new study by scientists at Rhode Island Hospital, millions of Americans could be at risk of serious and even fatal diseases because of chemicals used to fertilizer and to preserve food. Scientists have found a strong link between increasing levels of nitrates and nitrites in our food...

Light Exposure Helps Long-Term Care Patients Housed With No Sunlight

6/7/2009 - Imagine the nightmare of sick and disabled persons being stuck away in a building with little to no exposure to sunlight. Think this is a scene out of the Dark Ages or some horror in a third world, backwards nation? Hardly. It turns out that countless people in the U.S. are warehoused in long-term care...

Residential Pesticides Linked to Childhood Brain Cancer

4/29/2009 - Children who live in homes where parents use pesticides are twice as likely to develop brain cancer, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study evaluated more than 800 fathers and more than 500 mothers that live in residential areas...

Radiation Exposure of Americans Rises 600 Percent in 29 Years Thanks to Medical Imaging Scans

4/24/2009 - The growing popularity of medical diagnostic scans has contributed to the sevenfold increase in average yearly radiation dosage experienced by U.S. residents since 1980, according to a report published by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP). While the NCRP report looked...

Rosemary Found to Offer Best Protection against Radiation Poisoning

4/20/2009 - The U.S. is turning into radiation nation. In the twenty-three years since Chernobyl, Americans seem to have forgotten the impact of radiation on health. Swept up in the euphoria over an endless parade of wireless devices, we have turned our backs on the common sense that informed us that Chernobyl...

Second-Hand Cigarette Smoke Exposure may Cause Depression

3/23/2009 - Cigarette smoke, whether first-hand or second-hand, has been linked with countless physical health ailments, including the major killers cancer and heart disease. And it could affect one's mental and emotional state, too. According to USA Today, a report which was presented at the American Psychosomatic...

High PCB Exposure May Increase Risk of Diabetes

3/18/2009 - High levels of exposure to the chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a pair of recent studies. PCBs are toxic, long-lived, bioaccumulative chemicals that were widely used in a variety of consumer and industrial products until they...

Asthma Risk in Children Raised by Traffic Pollution Exposure of Pregnant Mothers

3/6/2009 - Asthma rates in developed nations are soaring, and it is extremely clear that environmental pollution has a big part to play in the increase. A study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE has revealed that traffic pollution could cause genetic changes in a pregnant woman's womb, raising her child's...

Organic Solvent Exposure Raises Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk

3/5/2009 - A recent study conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut has revealed that women who are exposed to organic solvents while at work have a higher risk of getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma. About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma According to the Mayo Clinic, non-Hodgkin...

Americans Exposed to Atomic Bomb Levels of Radiation through Medical Imaging, CT Scans, Mammograms

3/4/2009 - A new report released by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement reveals that Americans' exposure to radiation has increased more than 600 percent over the last three decades. Most of that increase has come from patients' exposure to radiation through medical imaging scans such...

High PCB Exposure May Increase Risk of Diabetes

1/27/2009 - High levels of exposure to the chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a pair of recent studies. PCBs are toxic, long-lived, bioaccumulative chemicals that were widely used in a variety of consumer and industrial products until they...

Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke Linked to Fertility Issues in Women

1/22/2009 - It is common knowledge that smoking is a significant source and cause of ill-health. Second-hand smoke, too, has many known harmful effects. One more adverse effect for passive smokers can now be added to the list, with a recent study revealing that women who spent regular time with smokers experienced...

Media Exposure Has Adverse Impact on Children's Health

1/11/2009 - Some natural health practitioners advocate the avoidance of television in the pursuit of good health. Why? Because television, more often than not, is filled with bad news, negative attitudes, violence and sex. Often, it also promotes insecurity, fear, hatred and consumerism. A recent study conducted...

Sunlight Exposure Doesn't Guarantee Enough Vitamin D

1/7/2009 - The health benefits of vitamin D are undeniable. A vitamin D deficiency can cause all sorts of health problems, including many kinds of cancers, osteoporosis, depression, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular issues and more. Many health issues can be prevented by getting an adequate amount of vitamin...

Hairspray Exposure in Pregnant Women Increases Risk of Common Birth Defect in Boys

12/26/2008 - In a groundbreaking study, research recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that pregnant women who are exposed to hairspray while at work have more than double the risk of giving birth to a son with hypospadias, a common genital birth defect. About Hypospadias Hypospadias,...

Low-Dose Mercury Exposure From Fillings, Vaccines and Fish Linked to Heart Disease

12/9/2008 - In spite of the fact that mercury is routinely used in dental restorations and thimerosal, a preservative containing mercury commonly used in vaccines, an international team of researchers has warned in a press release that low-dose mercury exposure can damage the arteries, having a harmful effect on...

Pesticide Exposure Boosts Parkinson's Risk by 60 Percent

11/23/2008 - A new study has provided one of the strongest links yet between pesticide use and Parkinson's disease. A team of researchers from Duke University, Miami University and the Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence has found that people who were exposed to pesticides were substantially...

Smog Exposure Linked to Premature Deaths

9/20/2008 - Exposure to high levels of smog for less than a day significantly increases a person's risk of death, according to a report by a panel of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. "The committee has concluded from its review of health-based evidence that short-term exposure...

Nurses Exposed to Toxic Cleaning Chemicals in Hospitals; Cancer Risk Elevated

9/11/2008 - Nurses are exposed to a wide variety of toxic chemicals and radiation in the course of their jobs, and the degree of this exposure correlates with their risk of cancer, asthma, miscarriages and birth defects, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the American Nurses Association, the Environmental...

Sun Exposure Saves Ten Times as Many Lives Via Vitamin D than Die From Skin Cancer

8/8/2008 - The number of lives saved by people doubling their sun exposure might be 10 times higher than the number of fatal skin cancers that would result, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Institute for Cancer Research in Oslo, Norway, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...

Large Study Shows Agent Orange Exposure Doubles Prostate Cancer Risk

6/19/2008 - A blend of two synthetic compounds known to be contaminated with dioxin, Agent Orange was used during the Vietnam War to defoliate trees to supposedly reveal Viet Cong hiding places. It also polluted the land as well as the bodies of both Vietnamese and American soldiers. In fact, thousands of Viet...

Arsenic Exposure During Pregnancy Activates Genes That Cause Cancer Later in Life

5/15/2008 - The children of women who are exposed to arsenic during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of cancer later in life due to the activation of a certain suite of genes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Researchers examined data on...

Study Links Parkinson's Disease With Chemical Exposure

5/2/2008 - Scientists have now discovered additional evidence of a connection between Parkinson's disease and long-term exposure to pesticides. Parkinson's disease strikes movements like walking, talking and writing. Symptoms of the disease first tend to appear in patients over 50. These symptoms may include tremors...

Vitamin D: The Silver Bullet Against Chronic Disease for African Americans

4/16/2008 - Research claims about nutritional supplements and associated cures for disease states present themselves on a weekly basis. The collective hopes of all Americans are raised by the lofty claims and dashed just as quickly by adverse side effect profiles. Similarly, rarely discussed medical conditions...

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