Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

Groundwater near at least six military sites in the Great Lakes region contains high levels of toxic yet widely used “forever chemicals.” The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have contaminated water in the Great Lakes. PFAS are a risk to people who eat fish caught within the polluted waters. “Forever chemicals” traced to firefighting foam … Continue reading Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

Cancer-causing chemical benzene found in Johnson & Johnson sunscreen products

Johnson & Johnson announced on Wednesday, July 14, that it is recalling several of its sunscreen products from five different product lines after discovering they contained benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical. The specific products being recalled are: Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena … Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical benzene found in Johnson & Johnson sunscreen products

Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

A new study warned that more than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain high levels of toxic chemicals. Researchers found that 52 percent of the cosmetic products they analyzed, which included concealers, lip products and foundations, contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Earlier studies have linked PFAS to health issues such as cancer, hypertension and … Continue reading Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

Exposure to common chemicals wreaks havoc on your hormones: Endocrine disruptors linked to multiple health problems

Endocrine disruptors are toxic chemicals that interfere with your endocrine system, which is the network of glands that produce, store and secrete hormones. Also known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), these toxins are linked to multiple health problems, including infertility, diabetes, cancer and stunted brain development. Endocrine disruptors are found in a long list of common, everyday products, such as baby bottles and household … Continue reading Exposure to common chemicals wreaks havoc on your hormones: Endocrine disruptors linked to multiple health problems

Is your garden “fertilizer” made from toxic sewage sludge?

Summer is almost here, which means millions of Americans are busily planting their gardens for the season. With that typically comes lots of fertilizer, many brands of which contain toxic sewer sludge, also known as “biosludge,” disguised as plant “food.” The Sierra Club recently conducted a study on garden fertilizer and found that much of it … Continue reading Is your garden “fertilizer” made from toxic sewage sludge?

Flame retardants, pesticides now leading risk factors for IQ loss

A study in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology found that exposure to flame retardants and pesticides is now the leading contributor to IQ loss. The study, which was published in February last year, also showed that exposure to heavy metals decreased over the past 16 years. A team led by New York University (NYU) researchers arrived at these findings after analyzing data from the National … Continue reading Flame retardants, pesticides now leading risk factors for IQ loss

Federal court says EPA must ban pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Children may soon be spared from a toxic pesticide that has been linked to brain damage. On April 29, the 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must ban all uses of chlorpyrifos on food or establish new residue levels for the insecticide that are safe for children. The decision comes after more than a decade … Continue reading Federal court says EPA must ban pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Eat at your own risk: Almost all grains in US contaminated with glyphosate herbicide

Is eating grains healthy? You might think that as long as you stick to whole grains, you have nothing to worry about from a health standpoint, but the sad truth is that America’s wheat supply is extensively contaminated by glyphosate. Although there is no GMO wheat grown in the U.S. right now – at least, not … Continue reading Eat at your own risk: Almost all grains in US contaminated with glyphosate herbicide

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

Cancer-causing chemical found in hand sanitizers made during the pandemic

Some hand sanitizers made to meet the surge in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical known as benzene, according to a study conducted by the online pharmacy, Valisure. Valisure analyzed 260 bottles of hand sanitizer across 168 brands in its laboratory in New Haven, Connecticut. The analysis showed that 44 … Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical found in hand sanitizers made during the pandemic