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|11/30/2016 - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries (HQSM) bills itself as an eco-friendly aquaculture company in an industry notorious for appalling practices such as the widespread dumping of chemicals and antibiotics into the world's oceans. It even markets a specific brand of farmed tilapia (TiLoveYa) under the...|
|11/30/2016 - Millions of parents use them to keep their babies fresh and clean between changes. But disposable diapers, which often contain added chemicals designed to protect babies' sensitive areas from rashes and skin irritation, may be increasing their risk of cancer in the process.
New research from the...|
|11/18/2016 - Mark these words: There will never be a magic pill or miracle vaccine that cures cancer, ever. Why? Cancer is a mutation of cells – a disorder of cells caused by the cumulative effect of toxins entering the body, one way or another, and overwhelming your cleansing organs to the extent that your...|
|11/12/2016 - Monsanto has a bad reputation for a wide variety of reasons, but a new federal study of their worst crime scene has provided substantial evidence of the harm this corporation is capable of producing.
Anniston, Alabama, is small town with a population of just under 23,000 people. It is also home to...|
|11/2/2016 - The chemicals used in fracking are a toxic brew of carcinogens that pollute both water and air, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Yale University, and published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
Fracking, a popular name for the drilling practice known as hydraulic...|
|10/30/2016 - It seems that the more advanced human civilization becomes, the less we learn about what is and isn't good for our bodies. That's the only way to explain why many commercial food operations are so toxic and hazardous to our health.
The UK's Daily Mail is reporting on a commercial shrimp operation...|
|10/24/2016 - A newly released report, published in the The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has revealed that exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is attributed to $340 billion in health costs each year in the United States.
These endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs for short, are found in many everyday...|
|10/16/2016 - If you think that there are rules in place limiting the amount of toxic chemicals that can be released into the nation's waters, the Center for Biological Diversity has some bad news for you: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to allow unlimited amounts of fracking wastewater to be dumped...|
|10/11/2016 - A toxic chemical widely used in the manufacture of pesticides, non-stick cookware, carpet sprays and other commercial products since the 1950s, has been found in the blood of 100 percent of birds, dolphins and fish tested in a recent study.
The study, published late September 2016 in the journal...|
|10/5/2016 - Keeping a clean house isn't just good for your mental health, but your physical health also. New research from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that household dust contains a cocktail of hazardous chemicals that can cause a variety of health problems including cancer and infertility.
|9/30/2016 - A women's advocacy group fighting to eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products and the environment has published a new report highlighting the dangers associated with many feminine hygiene and personal care products. Entitled "Chem Fatale," the paper by Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) addresses...|
|9/5/2016 - Reducing your exposure to toxins by avoiding certain foods is a great way to maintain good health. However, we often forget that what we put into our bodies is not limited to food intake. Many harmful chemicals can be absorbed through the skin, and even in minute amounts can have adverse effects on...|
|8/17/2016 - A new study out of Harvard University has some really bad news for you if you live in California, New Jersey, North Carolina or one of a handful of other American states: The water coming out of your tap may be contaminated with "life-threatening concentrations" of noxious chemicals used in pipe insulation,...|
|8/16/2016 - Recycling your plastic water bottle may seem like a green thing to do, but the truth is it's better to simply avoid plastic altogether, and for a number of reasons. Drinking from a reusable water bottle places you at risk for contracting an array of dangerous germs like E.coli and salmonella.
|8/14/2016 - Have you ever felt sick after flying, only to assume it's jetlag or a virus you picked up from another passenger? Well, think again! You might have been exposed to an insecticide, pesticides or other toxic chemicals – deliberately used by airline staff.
(Article by Jonathan Landsman, republished...|
|8/11/2016 - Harvard University scientists just published the results of an enormous scientific investigation that finds millions of Americans are exposed to deadly chemicals in the water supply. The study is described in this Harvard University announcement and says that researchers found toxic chemicals in the...|
|8/3/2016 - In case you didn't already know, everything is rigged these days, meaning it's contrived, fabricated or distorted to fit an official narrative that feeds a nefarious agenda. The Zika virus hysteria is no different: it was all engineered from the start for a specific purpose, and this article explains...|
|8/3/2016 - China's Ministry of Finance recently announced that it has allocated 199 million yuan ($29.8 million) to be spent on cloud seeding weather modification projects being implemented throughout the country.
The Chinese government is hoping that the cloud seeding operations will ease drought conditions...|
|7/30/2016 - Rich in natural resources, Montana is becoming the new stomping ground for fracking, a practice that involves the high-pressure injection of chemical-laden water into rock formations deep underground, releasing oil and gas reserves that were previously unreachable.
Though it has essentially freed...|
|7/28/2016 - Crucial data on pesticide toxicity is often concealed by the deceptive language put in place by the chemical industry. To bypass regulatory oversight, the chemical industry uses clever marketing language to make their patented chemicals sound legitimate. Some of the biggest agrochemical formulators,...|
|7/27/2016 - The size of a man's package isn't nearly as important as the quality of his sperm. When it comes to reproductive health, appearance is one thing, but what matters most is a properly functioning hormonal system and a healthy sperm count. Several synthetic contaminants can inhibit a man's natural hormone...|
|7/24/2016 - The success of the globalists in perverting the minds of Western youth is evident in a new study by the Innovation Group, which found that most people between the ages of 13 and 20 – what the mainstream media and social engineers have dubbed "Generation Z" – no longer believe in strictly-defined...|
|7/24/2016 - Most of the backlash today against Monsanto comes from the public's growing awareness about the dangers of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), Roundup (glyphosate), and the systemic poisoning of our food supply with these unlabeled chemical additives. But did you know that the world's most evil corporation...|
|7/23/2016 - The most recent oil boom that boosted entire economies, sweeping through states like North Dakota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, was made possible by hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. This drilling technique uses a mixture of water, sand and chemicals at high pressure to crack rock and unearth...|
|7/23/2016 - While there is an abundance of information on the harmful, potentially deadly effects of cigarette smoking, millions of people in every country on the planet continue to keep up with their toxic habit. Aside from being the number one preventable cause of death in the United States, cigarettes can cause...|
|7/21/2016 - Most consumers generally assume that products available on the market are proven to be safe. They believe that the government would not allow any product on the market that may be harmful to their health.
Unfortunately, this is not true. Many products sold today contain toxic ingredients with very...|
|7/20/2016 - According to shocking new science, 90% of pregnant women in the USA carry "detectable levels" of 62 chemicals that damage developing brains. As documented by Project TENDR ("Targeting Environmental NeuroDevelopmental Risks"), there is now "now substantial scientific evidence linking toxic environmental...|
|7/18/2016 - On June 22, President Obama signed into law a massive overhaul of the federal rules for regulating toxic chemicals, implementing a plan to test the safety of 64,000 chemicals currently on the market.
But critics have blasted the bill as a half-measure that moves so slowly as to be practically useless,...|
|7/16/2016 - A group of residents from California's most heavily farmed regions, has staged a rally in Sacramento, the state capital, demanding protection for children from exposure to dangerous crop chemicals.
After a morning rally in front of the headquarters of CalEPA and the California Department of Pesticide...|
|7/14/2016 - A report issued by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) last month showed that the Obama administration issued more than 1,200 licenses for offshore fracking in the years from 2010 to 2014. Those with even the slightest familiarity with the effects of fracking will surely find this outrageous,...|
|7/11/2016 - Most people want a clean environment, both for the here and now, and to pass along to their children. But what most don't know, is that an environment free of chemicals is vital to ensure that there is someone around to pass the earth to.
As reported by Healthy Child, it's common knowledge that when...|
|6/26/2016 - Another study has emerged showing just how enduring the negative impact caused by fracking on the environment actually is. The disturbing results show that toxic fracking chemicals remain in the environment for a very long time, compromising people's food and water for many years to come.
|6/25/2016 - A British toddler was nearly blinded after reaching through a gap in a childproof cabinet and pulling out a dishwashing detergent capsule, which exploded in her face and caused severe burns to her eyes.
Fortunately, doctors were able to save her vision after she was rushed to the hospital.
|6/22/2016 - Concerns about the human health effects of perpetual exposure to environmental toxins often get dismissed or ignored by health authorities on the grounds that such chemicals don't stick around inside the body long enough to cause problems. But a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) –...|
|6/20/2016 - Three major clothing lines based in Sweden and Norway are selling products that contain toxic chemicals, reported NewsinEnglish.no. KappAhl and H&M, both Sweden-based clothing chains, and Cubus, a Norway-based company, were caught selling articles of clothing in which one out of three contained DBP...|
|6/19/2016 - Not only does the FDA refuse to test food toxins for safety, but they never test them in combination to find out how they may be damaging Americans' ability to think. Medical doctors go to college for at least eight years to study how different prescription medications can or cannot be combined, due...|
|6/7/2016 - The cost of medical intervention continues to skyrocket around the world as more people struggle with diseases originating from unbalanced hormone production in the glands of the endocrine system. While authorities try to isolate and identify the hormone disrupters causing the disease mayhem, consumers...|
|5/30/2016 - It's always interesting to study how civilizations collapse and eras of seemingly great human ingenuity come crashing to an end. Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928, the chemical medicine industry has promised humanity that all our ills will be cured by prescription medications....|
|5/29/2016 - Researchers have found that a myriad of ultraviolet (UV) filtering chemicals in common sunscreens disrupt the functioning of normal sperm cells and mirror the effects of the female hormone progesterone.
Head author of the study Niels Skakkebaek, MD, DMSc, a professor at the University of Copenhagen,...|
|5/24/2016 - Modern fungicides that coat common fruits and vegetables have been shown to trigger gene changes in neurons similar to those of people afflicted by autism and Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill conducted the study in an effort to
|5/24/2016 - A recent press release by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the former Kil-Tone Company facility in Vineland, N.J., has now been added to its "Superfund list of the country's most hazardous waste sites."
In its own words, the EPA explains that "pesticides were manufactured...|
|5/22/2016 - In the days following the massive Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico back in April 2010, BP and federal authorities began dousing Gulf waters with secret dispersant chemicals designed to break up oil and prevent it from reaching shores. But a new investigation into the...|
|5/20/2016 - It is no secret that organophosphorous pesticides (OP) can have dangerous effects, but a new study out of China shows just how deeply their reach extends. The researchers looked into how prenatal and postnatal OP exposure affected birth outcomes and neurodevelopment in infants in more than 300 mother-infant...|
|5/5/2016 12:25:53 PM - Advertisement and convenience pull us into a life of consumption as bad habits take hold. Refined sugar, donuts, tall corn syrup drinks, and preservative-filled snacks become our crutches. We are quick to feed our appetite and cradle our sicknesses, while neglecting the fact that we are starving our...|
|5/2/2016 - Researchers have discovered two traits responsible for the accumulation of toxic chemicals in aquatic food webs. As a result, scientists have created a screening method that can help determine which chemicals are most damaging to the environment.
According to a study conducted by the U.S. Geological...|
|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....|
|4/26/2016 - 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...|
|4/15/2016 - 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 - 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...|
|3/11/2016 - 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...|
|3/8/2016 - The genes of the human race have never been under such intense pressure from their surrounding environment. Pesticide and herbicide chemicals that confuse, distort and destroy the natural chemistry of life and microbiology, are being sprayed directly on the foods that people eat. The ill effects are...|
|3/8/2016 - Breathtaking photos, which look like scenes from a battlefield, shed light on the generational damage that Monsanto's agrochemicals can do to families. The pictures are part of a photo-essay by journalist Alvaro Ybarra Zavala called, "Stories of a Wounded Land." The pictures capture scenes from the...|
|2/26/2016 - 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...|
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|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...|
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