5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

IF YOU CAN’T CONVINCE THEM, CONFUSE THEM – Harry Truman The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of harm) of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet misses the obvious. The average American increased their consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds … Continue reading 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

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The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

A documentary by Stéphane Horel on endocrine disrupting chemicals (2010). Our ordinary everyday lives are steeped in chemical products. Invisible, they are encrusted in plastic, in detergents and toasters, concealed in our food, in toys, in shampoo. They have invaded everything, including our bodies. Thanks to the consumer society, petrochemicals, with their magicical powers and … Continue reading The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

EWG President Ken Cook interviews Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD—two leading experts on the root causes and potential consequences of early puberty in girls—on their new book "The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls. Dr. Greenspan and Dr. Deardorff offer reassuring and empowering ideas for parents and families that … Continue reading The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

How to reduce toxic chemicals in your household dust

Dust is a complex mixture of dead skin, soil tracked in from outdoors, fungal spores and chemicals from household products—some of which may be harmful. Learn more about how to protect your loved ones from toxic household dust with EWG's Healthy Living. Related Post Recognizing and Avoiding Common Household Toxins What are Dust Mites? Are … Continue reading How to reduce toxic chemicals in your household dust

HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

A healthy, resting adult takes 12 to 20 breaths per minute. Children, from school-age to preschoolers and younger, take many more. It’s normal for a toddler to take twice as many breaths as an adult, and an infant may take a full three times more. Every breath matters, especially for their developing lungs, but more … Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

EU-Banned Pesticide Found on Spinach

Spinach is packed with nutrients, making it a staple for healthy eating during the winter and spring. But federal data shows that conventionally grown spinach has more pesticide residues by weight than all other produce tested, with three-fourths of samples tested contaminated with a neurotoxic bug killer that is banned from use on food crops … Continue reading EU-Banned Pesticide Found on Spinach

Harmful Algal Blooms Pollute U.S. Lakes

Blooms of blue-green algae, caused by agriculture pollution, are invading lakes across the US. The blooms are releasing the toxin microcystin, which poses serious health hazards to people, pets and wildlife. Visit our full report to learn more about harmful algal blooms and see if they have been detected in your community: Related Post Medical … Continue reading Harmful Algal Blooms Pollute U.S. Lakes

What You Don’t Know May Hurt You

Most men know by now that good lifestyle choices – such as exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, not smoking and drinking in moderation – make a big difference in staying healthy. Men may too often ignore these sensible recommendations, but it’s not because they’re not aware of them. What many don’t realize is that … Continue reading What You Don’t Know May Hurt You

Organic vs Conventional Pesticides

Source: Organic vs Conventional Pesticides by Dr. Edward Group   EWG experts give the run down on the difference between pesticides (or pest control) used in conventional farming and organic farming. USDA testing consistently finds toxic pesticides on conventionally grown produce. One of the benefits of organic food is limited pesticide intake. Learn more about which fruits and … Continue reading Organic vs Conventional Pesticides

What’s In Your Bottled Water – Besides Water?

Pure, clean water. That’s what the ads say. But what does the lab say? When you shell out for bottled water, which costs up to 1,900 times more than tap water, you have a right to know what exactly is inside that pricey plastic bottle. Most bottled makers don’t agree. They keep secret some or … Continue reading What’s In Your Bottled Water – Besides Water?