Terrifying Toxic Chemicals to Avoid This Halloween

Halloween is creeping near, are you prepared? Before you make a mad dash to the nearest costume shop, consider this—do you know what’s in your costume? Your masks and makeup? Terrifying toxins! Catastrophic chemicals! Horrifying harbingers of–ok, alright. You probably get the idea. Festive Halloween accouterments can be loaded with harmful chemicals and toxic metals. … Continue reading Terrifying Toxic Chemicals to Avoid This Halloween

7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know

Maybe you’re a new mother and are expecting a new bundle of joy. Of course, you want to make sure things are just right for your baby, and part of that starts with the choices you make right now. Making sure you are limiting (or preferably avoiding altogether) toxic exposure is a great first step. … Continue reading 7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know

Could Your Smart Tablet Be Damaging to Your Health?

Smart tablets, phones, and personal computers are all the rage in today’s technology-driven society, and it doesn’t look like the trend will ever cease. These devices have made life easier than ever before by acting as a singular storage unit for contacts, documents, money, and social networks. Despite their convenience, many companies are still loading … Continue reading Could Your Smart Tablet Be Damaging to Your Health?

12 Sneaky Ways Toxins Infiltrate Your Life

It seems that everywhere you look today you can find a source for toxins—food, clothes, children’s toys…you get the idea. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, toxins can sneak past you, infiltrating your home and body. It never hurts to arm yourself with a healthy dose of awareness and prevention, two components that can … Continue reading 12 Sneaky Ways Toxins Infiltrate Your Life

5 Reasons Phthalates Should Be Banned Immediately

Not that long ago, I talked about 12 ways toxins are sneaking into your life, and while all toxins are bad news, there’s one group that should be banned immediately. I’m talking about phthalates; these are a class of chemicals used to make plastic flexible. For that reason, they’re also commonly referred to as plasticizers. … Continue reading 5 Reasons Phthalates Should Be Banned Immediately

Study: Chemicals Found in Common Plastics may be “Feminizing” to Boys

Lead researchers from a University of Rochester study presented a disturbing study that found that chemicals in many common household plastics may be altering male hormones in the brains of baby boys [1]. This represents more evidence directly linking chemicals in plastics to harmful effects in humans. Published recently in the International Journal of Andrology, … Continue reading Study: Chemicals Found in Common Plastics may be “Feminizing” to Boys

Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

Although you may never pick up an alcoholic beverage, you could still be regularly exposing yourself to the detrimental health effects of alcohol. Household products, for example, often contain ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and can be a source many people don’t consider. While exposure to these products won’t necessarily make you intoxicated, mere exposure to alcohol … Continue reading Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

7 Toxins Harming Your Brain Right Now

Some of the most common substances found in everyday life are harming our cognitive function right now. Along with pesticides, you have substances like BPA, phthalates, mercury, lead, benzene, and flame retardants that are affecting you, even if you don’t realize it. Hidden in your home and office, you are exposed to toxic chemicals on … Continue reading 7 Toxins Harming Your Brain Right Now

The Top 10 Endocrine Disruptors To Avoid

Exposure to endocrine disruptors is like putting a drop of water into the gas tank of a car. One drop may not have a major impact, but drip by drip, the car breaks down. Endocrine disruptors do the same thing to the human body. Endocrine disruptors cause symptoms such as infertility, weight gain, cardiac disease, … Continue reading The Top 10 Endocrine Disruptors To Avoid