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What's really in the water at the community swimming pool? Microbes from inside the rectums of other swimmers!

2/26/2016 - Summertime isn't a stroll through the park for everyone. Especially if you live in a hot region like Hawaii, Florida or Texas, a swimming pool becomes a gift from heaven when the temperature gets to 80 degrees plus. A refreshing way to keep cool on a hot day, swimming also provides the opportunity for...

Natural pools without chlorine coming to America

8/26/2015 - The nation's first all-natural, chlorine-free public swimming pool filtered by rocks, plants and other natural features recently opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to America's number-one parks and recreation system, as rated by the Trust for Public Land for the third year in a row. Following...

Christmas ornaments, children's toys found to be heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals, heavy metals

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...

America's 'chlorine chicken' hampers trade talks with European Union

7/26/2014 - Unlike in the United States, Europeans have a much lower tolerance for meat products treated with chemicals and antibiotics, and they're not very fond of genetically modified foods (GM) either. Last week, European and U.S. officials entered into the sixth round of negotiations over whether or not...

Pool chemicals cause nearly 5,000 emergency room visits per year

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...

Is this one daily habit increasing your risk of cancer?

12/20/2013 - Bearing in mind that skin is the body's largest organ and absorbs substances readily, it's always a good rule of thumb to avoid exposing skin to anything we wouldn't ingest. And yet, a common routine is poisoning us on a daily basis - specifically, chlorinated showers and baths. Used in water treatment...

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,...

Indoor chlorinated swimming pools may damage future fertility of children

10/18/2011 - Recently published research conducted at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium has shown that exposure to toxins during childhood can have a profound effect on hormone levels later in life. Alfred Bernard and his colleagues recently published a study in the International Journal of...

Chlorine-free pool and spa care - Ensure the health of your family

8/18/2011 - Private pools and spas have become a normal part of life for many individuals, especially those living in the warmer states. Pool care, then, has also become an important topic for many homeowners, as finding natural pool and spa treatments has been a challenge for many consumers. Chlorine-based products...

Russia may ban chicken imports from U.S. due to chlorine chemical used in processing

3/13/2010 - Beginning on January 1, 2010, Russia has officially banned imported poultry products from countries that use chlorine in their processing methods. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will no longer allow chicken imports from the U.S. because the chlorine baths used to sanitize...

Pharmaceuticals in the Water: Why Medication Contamination is a Danger to Our Health and the Environment (transcript)

11/10/2008 - Welcome everyone. I'm the Health Ranger, Mike Adams. Today we're talking about the dangers of chemicals in your tap water. The Associated Press has done a study, and they're reporting today that all kinds of chemicals are found in your tap water, and this time we're not talking about lead, mercury,...

Ecologist Jim McMahon Talks About Water Reports and Filters

9/3/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http:// . In this excerpt, Jim McMahon shares on water reports and water filters. Renegade Water Secrets with Jim McMahon, ecologist and founder of Sweetwater LLC. Kevin:...

Chlorine Chemicals in Swimming Pool Send Children to the Hospital

7/31/2008 - More than 20 people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to dangerously high levels of chlorine at a Chicago-area swimming pool. Roughly 200 people were at the New Mayan Adventure water park in the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elmhurst on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including dozens of...

Threats to River Water by Leading Ecologist Jim McMahon

7/29/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at ( . In this excerpt, Jim McMahon shares on his love for rivers and the threats to water. Renegade Water Secrets with Jim McMahon, ecologist and founder of Sweetwater...

Chlorine: A Toxic Solution for the Production of White Paper

3/6/2008 - Many commonly used paper products contain by-products of chlorine, the most serious being dioxin, a chemical that has been rated by the FDA as 300,000 times more potent as a carcinogen than DDT. Dioxin is a name for a family of toxic organochlorines. It is rated as a carcinogen by the WHO (World...

Chlorine gas shipped to municipal water treatment facilities could be terrorist target

9/3/2007 - A report by the nonprofit research group Center for American Progress (CAP) has identified the chlorine used by water treatment plants as a major national security vulnerability. In a report released on the same day as the Department of Homeland Security's new chemical security rules -- rules that exempt...

CEO of Seventh Generation explains the benefits of natural cleaning products to health and home

7/31/2006 - Mike: Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining me. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here talking with Jeffrey Hollender, the president and one of the founders of Seventh Generation. This is a brand that you will probably recognize very well as offering green home products. How would you describe the...

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...

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