Chemical poisoning is more common than you think: BPA levels in humans “dramatically underestimated,” warn scientists

The amount of toxic chemicals that scientists say we are exposed to is incredibly alarming, but it turns out those scary figures that have long been reported are actually wrong – and the real numbers are even higher. This is according to a study published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The researchers in the … Continue reading Chemical poisoning is more common than you think: BPA levels in humans “dramatically underestimated,” warn scientists

Exposure to common plastics increases risk of diabetes, reveals study

A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives shows that chemicals commonly found in plastics can increase diabetes risk. French and Australian researchers found that exposure to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) is associated with a two times-higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Exposure to plastic chemicals increases diabetes risk BPA is used in disposable water … Continue reading Exposure to common plastics increases risk of diabetes, reveals study

Dogs Exposed to BPA Give Us Epigenetic Clues About Our Own Wellbeing

Exposure to a widespread environmental chemical could cause changes to chemical tags on DNA, which can impact the expression of genes and potentially increase the risk for disease. Researchers studied one of our closest companions – dogs – and the epigenetic effect of bisphenol-A (BPA) found in canned dog food. Since these animals share our … Continue reading Dogs Exposed to BPA Give Us Epigenetic Clues About Our Own Wellbeing

New research suggests BPA exposure leads to poor lung function in children

Prenatal exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may lead to poor lung function in children, according to a recent study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress held in Madrid. Researchers from Spain examined pregnant women’s phenol exposure and found that many of them had detectable BPA levels in their urine. Children born to women with higher BPA levels had a smaller … Continue reading New research suggests BPA exposure leads to poor lung function in children

Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19

Since authorities declared the pandemic in March and set quarantine protocols, the skies have cleared up due to reductions in man-made causes of air pollution. This is a good thing, as long-term exposure to air pollution has been found to raise the risk of COVID-19. But scientists are starting to shed light on another group of threats … Continue reading Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19

Survival essentials: Tips for long-term water storage

As a prepper, you must have a steady supply of food, water and other items that you might need to survive a long-term disaster scenario. You can buy food supplies or tend a home garden to grow fruits and vegetables in your backyard, but how do you go about securing a water supply that will … Continue reading Survival essentials: Tips for long-term water storage

Will plastic pollution end the world? Experts say it’s possible

A team of 250 experts from around the world has named plastic pollution as one of the greatest threats to global health. Estimates suggest that eight million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans every year. There is little doubt that the plastic revolution has changed the world –but as we are seeing … Continue reading Will plastic pollution end the world? Experts say it’s possible

Nearly all bottled water found to contain microplastics… you are drinking “plastic stew” that disrupts human hormones

Plastic is all around us, in everything from the toys our children play with to the cosmetics we use and the packaging of the foods we eat. And now experts are expressing concerns that all this plastic might mean that microplastics – tiny bits of plastic small enough to be ingested by humans – could … Continue reading Nearly all bottled water found to contain microplastics… you are drinking “plastic stew” that disrupts human hormones

Could Common Chemicals Tip the Epigenetic Balance and Program Someone for Obesity?

We’ve all heard of the risks of the BPA, or Bisphenol A, a chemical used to make durable plastics. BPA can be found in baby bottles, toys, water bottles, and the lining of food cans, but it has also leached into the water and air, travelling around the world. Research has shown this endocrine disruptor can … Continue reading Could Common Chemicals Tip the Epigenetic Balance and Program Someone for Obesity?

If you think staying hydrated with “good” water isn’t super important, think again

Got a migraine headache? Drink water. Is your skin dry? Drink more water. Your joints hurt? Drink water. Are you constipated? Drink water. Hungry but trying to lose weight? Drink water. Feeling lethargic? Drink water. The average adult should be taking in about 2.5 liters of water a day, equivalent of about 8 glasses, because … Continue reading If you think staying hydrated with “good” water isn’t super important, think again