The outdoor season is upon us, and the joys of getting outside are literally on our doorstep. What a wonderful time to bask in the glory that is mother nature, and revel in her relentless beauty and ability to nurture the body and mind. That is, until the insects show up, then the beauty of being outside … Continue reading Avoid insect bites this outdoor season without resorting to nerve gas sprays
Diet, genetics and environmental factors all have a hand in determining one’s risk for cancer, one of the deadliest chronic diseases around the globe. But a recent report from an environmental advocacy group cautions that millions across the US could be facing a greater risk of cancer due to contaminated tap water. In a major breakthrough, scientists … Continue reading Chemicals found in tap water could be responsible for more than 100,000 cases of cancer
For a lot of people, beach trips and lake excursions are never complete without a tall bottle of sunscreen to smother their skin with before going off for a swim. However, a recent report found that chemical ingredients in sunscreen that leach off of the skin while swimming might be detrimental to freshwater organisms. In a … Continue reading Long-term exposure to chemical ingredients in sunscreen is lethal to freshwater organisms, warn scientists
Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides, a kind of pesticide considered toxic to humans, has been linked to impaired cognition and significant changes in the brain. In a major breakthrough, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and Stanford University found that teenagers exposed in utero to organophosphate pesticides demonstrated altered brain activities during tasks that required executive control. Sagiv and her … Continue reading Chemicals in organophosphate pesticides cause brain damage: Study
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
The term “air pollution” is typically associated with factory fumes, smoke-belching vehicles and roaring bush fires. But the air inside your home is also at risk of pollution in the hands of certain household items that may seem harmless at first glance. If left undetected, these products can produce pollutants that cause health complications like respiratory infections, memory … Continue reading Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders
The Acting Inspector General of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has boldly stepped forward to warn Americans that the government department for which he works isn’t being honest with the public about the true level of toxic releases coming from publicly-owned waste treatment facilities. In an emergency memorandum entitled, “Management Alert: Certain Toxic Release Inventory Data Disclosed … Continue reading EPA caught burying data describing the release of toxic substances into the environment… PROOF the EPA is colluding with polluters and lying to America
That air freshener dangling from your rear-view mirror may be slowly poisoning you and your family with a combination of dangerous toxins, including carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Although most car air fresheners do not provide a list of ingredients on their packaging, nearly all contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are organic compounds that easily … Continue reading Air fresheners are filling cars with toxic air
Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus” and sometimes called “the father of toxicology,” was born in 1493. Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor, pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine. His name appears as a significant figure among voluminous numbers of works on homeopathy, natural medicine, alternative medicine, and botanical studies. Many … Continue reading Does the Dose Make the Poison or Not?
In contemporary society, the actual edgy, rebellious non-conformists are those who have completely refrained from getting involved with body art. With tattoos enjoying increasing popularity among the trend-conscious general public, however, many wonder if tattoo ink injected into your skin is safe. Common sense might provide the answer. According to a detailed overview by GreenMedinfo, studies suggest that tattoo ink can … Continue reading How toxic is tattoo ink, exactly?