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Tyson Foods dumps more than 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into America's waterways each year

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...

Bill introduced to research toxic chemicals hidden in feminine hygiene products

6/5/2014 - A newly introduced bill from New York Representative Carolyn Maloney aims to protect women from a rare condition called toxic shock syndrome. The measure also hopes to shed light on the hormone-disrupting effects of chemical fragrances, pesticides and dioxins that are lurking in many commercial feminine...

Five crucial skills to protect your health in a world overrun by toxic chemicals, dangerous drugs and medical propaganda

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...

Strontium, PFOA and toxic chemicals found in one-third of U.S. water supply

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....

Fed up with federal inaction, California sets new standards for toxic chemicals, encouraging companies to find safer alternatives

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,...

Toxic chemicals come to life in clever web series 'The Toxies'

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...

Toxic chemicals in personal care products causing 'epidemic' of skin allergies

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...

How to use lemon juice to replace toxic chemicals in your home

4/19/2012 - You don't have to waste money on toxic chemicals to clean your home, treat a cold, or pamper your skin. Lemon juice is a simple, natural alternative that can replace countless bottles of over-priced chemicals. 10 creative ways to use lemon juice1. Grease removal - A mixture of plain water and lemon...

Greenpeace finds highly toxic chemicals in branded clothing

8/26/2011 - Earlier this week Greenpeace announced at the launch of its report "Dirty Laundry 2" that traces of toxic chemicals have been detected in products made by 14 big brand top clothing manufacturers. These chemicals, called nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), are commonly used as detergents in industries...

Toxic chemicals found in baby products

6/2/2011 - Are efforts to protect babies from fire exposing them to chemicals that could harm their health? A study published in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal, examined flame retardant chemicals found in dozens of baby products containing polyurethane foam: such as car seats, nursing pillows...

Banned toxic chemicals found in 100 percent of pregnant women - new study

1/17/2011 - A new study from the University of California, San Francisco reveals that 100 percent of expectant mothers (sample size = 268) are contaminated with highly toxic synthetic chemicals. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded, "Certain PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, PFCs,...

Levels of toxic chemicals in the body plummet after five days eating nothing but plants

9/24/2010 - Just five days on a vegetarian diet can significantly reduce the levels of antibiotics and toxic chemicals in the human body, researchers have found. Scientists recruited 25 people to stay at a Buddhist temple for five days, living the same lifestyle as the monks residing there. This lifestyle included...

U.S. consumers left defenseless against toxic chemicals in consumer products

7/9/2010 - U.S. law leaves consumers vulnerable to poisoning from thousands of unregulated chemicals in regular household products, warns Kathleen Schuler, a contributing author to the report "The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act." "We must reform the outdated, ineffective Toxic Substances...

Toxic Chemicals Release Report Shows Mercury, PCB Pollution Rise Dramatically

7/3/2009 - Releases of mercury, PCBs, lead and dioxin into the environment increased significantly between 2006 and 2007, according to the annual "Toxics Release Inventory," published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This information underscores the need for fundamental transparency and provides...

Recognize Toxic Chemicals in Body Care Products

2/3/2009 - A common belief among consumers is that products labeled "natural" must be safe and beneficial to consume or use. Often the ingredient lists on these "natural" products contain chemicals that are unrecognizable and unfamiliar to most people. The bad news is that the products that are labeled as "natural"...

Toxic Chemicals Are Destroying Our Health - an Interview With Debra Lynn Dadd

10/10/2008 - Panelist for The International Health and Fitness Symposium and "The Queen of Green," Debra Lynn Dadd, Talks with Symposium Chairman and Host Craig Pepin-Donat, The Fit Advocate, about Toxic Chemicals that are Destroying our Health. The World Cancer Report states that cancer rates could increase...

EPA, American Chemistry Council Conspire to Remove Toxicologist Deborah Rice from Panel on Flame Retardant Safety

3/4/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed an award-winning neurotoxin specialist from a toxicology review panel in August, in compliance with a request from the industry lobby group the American Chemical Council. Deborah Rice, currently an employee of the Maine Department of Health and...

Toxic Chemicals Contribute to Weight Gain

11/1/2007 - During the past 20 years there has been a significant increase in weight gain and obesity in the United States.  In most developed countries, current estimates suggest that women, in particular, are gaining weight on an average of 450g per year despite the plethora of low fat, no fat products and multitude...

Consumer alert: Popular air fresheners found to contain toxic chemical

9/26/2007 - A test of air freshener products recently conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 12 out of 14 popular air freshener products contained a chemical known to be harmful to the health of humans. Phthalates, known to cause reproductive problems and hormone disruption in humans, were...

Revolutionary laundry soap product grows on trees, replaces laundry detergent with eco-friendly solution

5/30/2007 - I've discovered an amazing new product that replaces commercial laundry detergents with a natural soap that literally grows on trees! This is a very big deal because the laundry room is one of the most toxic rooms in the home of a typical consumer. Commercial laundry detergents, fabric softeners and...

San Francisco to ban children's toys made with toxic chemicals; bisphenol A and phthalates targeted

11/23/2006 - Beginning Dec. 1, the city of San Francisco will begin enforcing a ban on the sale, distribution and manufacture of baby products that contain any level of the toxic chemical bisphenol A or certain levels of phthalates. Both chemicals -- which are used to harden or soften plastic products -- can...

Natural Cellular Defense removes heavy metals, pesticides, toxic chemicals from body - study

8/1/2006 - Natural Cellular Defense is a natural zeolite-based substance that is being increasingly studied for its near-miraculous ability to bind with heavy metals and toxic chemicals, removing them from the body. Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., is leading the research on the use of Natural Cellular Defense to remove...

Warning: Toxic chemical triclosan can turn your toothpaste into chloroform

2/13/2006 - For years, I have warned people of the danger of personal care products. If you look at the ingredients manufacturers put in their products -- soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and so on -- you will be horrified. These ingredients are highly toxic and cause cancer. They promote leukemia, nervous system...

The mass poisoning of humanity: an exploration of human stupidity

6/13/2005 - As human beings, we're the only species stupid enough to actually poison ourselves. As part of modern living, we create a wide variety of chemical toxins that go into the ecosystem through rivers and streams, the air, the soil and so on. Not only that, we actually synthesize toxic chemicals and then...

Popular shampoos contain toxic chemicals linked to nerve damage

1/11/2005 - Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a correlation between an ingredient found in shampoos and nervous system damage. The experiments were conducted with the brain cells of rats and they show that contact with this ingredient called methylisothiazoline, or MIT, causes neurological...

Highly toxic chemicals are found in laundry detergents, dryer sheets, deodorants, perfumes, soaps and other household products

5/17/2004 11:45:28 AM - As part of National Poison Prevention Week, health officials are warning parents to keep their children away from household poisons. That's good advice, of course, but sadly very little attention is paid to slow-acting poisons and toxic chemicals found in personal care products that slowly (but...

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