For many people, worrying about arsenic poisoning is akin to worrying about catching the bubonic plague. They believe it’s something only found in history books. Unfortunately, even in today’s world, arsenic poisoning is still a very real concern. Certain forms of arsenic are found naturally in areas with high concentrations of metal ore. When these metals are … Continue reading Study: Gut Bacteria Transforms Arsenic, Increases Its Toxicity
Fluoridation, the process of adding fluoride to public water supplies in an effort to prevent cavities, has courted controversy since its introduction in the US during the 1940s. Now, the prestigious medical journal The Lancet has published a report that supports what opponents of fluoride have long been arguing. In essence, the journal article pointed to the fact that … Continue reading Medical Journal Designates Fluoride as Neurotoxin
For a long time in our history, using lead to produce various everyday items was common. Largely because of how easy it was to work with. It wasn’t odd to go into a well-to-do 17th-century home and eat off of a lead plate or pour water from a lead jug. Eventually people realized it was toxic, … Continue reading 8 Horrible Things You Should Know About Lead
Recently I talked about the dangers of lead and how, at one time, lead was used as heavily as plastic. Not anymore. Lead was discovered to be highly toxic and the use of it in products like paint, toys, and electronics drastically declined. There is concern now that we’re in a similar position with plastic. Let’s look … Continue reading 7 Dangers of Plastic
Fluoride is commonly added to the water supply, and many have been brainwashed into believing fluoride is necessary for dental health and bone maintenance. However, the exact opposite is true. While evidence exists to show that fluoride may provide some benefit as a topical adjunct, it is by no means meant to be consumed and is definitely … Continue reading Why You Should Reduce Your Exposure to Fluoride
Adding chlorine to drinking water is a practice that began in the late 1800s, and by 1904 this was the standard in water treatment. For the most part, this process is still implemented today. Unfortunately, chlorine isn’t used because it’s the safest or most effective means of disinfection — it’s just the cheapest. In spite … Continue reading Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease
You may have heard of the chemical defoliant Agent Orange in reference to the U.S. Military’s herbicidal warfare program in Vietnam. The forests were sprayed with the goal of depriving guerrillas of their rural support and food supply by forcing peasant farmers to flee to cities, which were dominated by U.S. forces. One of many … Continue reading Will You Be Eating ‘Agent Orange’ Corn in the Future?
Back in 2010, a report by the President’s Cancer Panel called for a change in the regulation of chemicals produced by industry. Why? Because a study had found that babies were polluted at birth . Before they even had the privilege of joining the physical world, the unborn were found to be affected by the sins of it. Research … Continue reading Study Shows Babies Are Born Polluted
Did you know that when you ingest or are injected with prescription drugs, your body doesn’t necessarily use everything? Excess drugs are excreted as waste material. That’s good news for your body since pharmaceuticals can be very hard on your system, it’s not good news for the ecosystem since these residues work their way into … Continue reading Are There Drugs in Our Water Supply?
The public water supply doesn’t just provide drinking water, it’s also the water we use to take a shower, water our plants, and wash our pets. Water is essential, but the majority of our water supply is full of nasty compounds that are slowly destroying our health, whether we realize it or not. Without the proper filtration … Continue reading 5 Unsettling Things in Your Drinking Water