Microwave ovens have been the norm in US households for almost 50 years. If you’re under 40, you’re more likely to have grown up with a microwave than without a microwave. Ever since they were first introduced, microwaves have been a source of controversy. While manufacturers and retailers maintain that microwaves are completely safe, many … Continue reading Are Microwaves Dangerous to Your Health?
Many children enjoy drinking apple or grape juice and many parents see juice as a healthy alternative to soda and artificially flavored fruit punch. New research, however, suggests these juices are not as innocent as we’re led to believe. In fact, if a recent Consumer Reports investigation is correct, they could be slowly poisoning hundreds of … Continue reading Arsenic in Apple and Grape Juice Poses Health Risks
Lead is a toxic metal and lead poisoning can have really ugly consequences. Lead exposure commonly happens by way of lead based paint, the CDC has reported it as the number one cause of exposure in children. Other persons are exposed to lead dust through occupational hazards. But did you know lead exposure can cause … Continue reading 8 Things You May Not Know About Lead Poisoning
Modern-day dietary supplements—particularly herbal supplements—have remained controversial since their inception. Proponents tout that herbal supplements, because of their concentration, are extremely potent and helpful for supporting a wide range of body functions. Those who oppose herbal supplements, on the other hand, claim these products may pose a significant health concern, especially if they contain any level … Continue reading The Truth About Bacteria and Herbal Supplements
Glutamate is a natural amino acid found in foods containing protein, like milk, mushrooms and fish. Monosodium glutamate (MSG), manufactured with only the sodium salt of glutamate, is designed to be a flavor enhancer and is found in many foods. However, clever labeling practices and deceptions serve to camouflage its presence. Consider the claim “no … Continue reading The Harmful Effects of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Antimony is a naturally occurring metal typically found in ore deposits. Antimony is widely used in industry and present in all kinds of everyday items. Most commonly, the metal has been used as a flame retardant in products as diverse as toys, car seat covers, engine covers for light aircraft, clothing for kids, and uniforms … Continue reading The Health Dangers of Antimony
Chlordane is a man made chemical and popular pesticide that was offered in the United States from 1948-1988. Due to concerns about environmental damage and human health risks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned the use of chlordane in 1983, except for controlling termites. It was banned for that use, and all uses, in 1988 … Continue reading Health Dangers of Chlordane
Aluminum is the most widely distributed metal on the planet and it’s used in the production of many every-day products. Cookware is made from aluminum, soda cans are aluminum, and aluminum foil is found in most kitchens. Aluminum is also in antacids, aspirin, vaccines, and even flour. This overwhelming infestation of aluminum means that your … Continue reading Why I’m Concerned About the Dangers of Aluminum
Doing the laundry is a simple, straightforward task for most people. However, have you actually thought about the chemicals contained in most laundry detergents? Most of this stuff doesn’t wash out in the rinse and can be absorbed into your body through your skin. Knowing what we are putting on our clothes, and in our … Continue reading Do You Know These 6 Facts About Laundry Detergent?
Did you know that every day in your home you come in contact with toxic and hazardous chemicals? If you don’t pay attention and make a concerted effort, it’s almost impossible to avoid this stuff. Let’s look at the most common household chemicals, and what you can do to reduce your exposure and susceptibility to … Continue reading The Most Common Hazardous Household Chemicals