Popular hand sanitizer may cause CANCER, warns FDA

Maintaining proper hygiene during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is key to preventing the spread of the infectious disease. And if you don’t have access to soap and running water, health experts recommend the use of hand sanitizer. But according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Americans should avoid a popular brand of hand sanitizer because it contains dangerous … Continue reading Popular hand sanitizer may cause CANCER, warns FDA

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

Chemical giants hid dangers of “forever chemicals” in food packaging for more than a decade

Chemical giants DuPont and Daikin had known about the dangers of certain chemicals used in food packaging since 2010 but hid them from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Guardian first reported. The chemicals, known as 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (FTOH), have been linked to several health problems, such as developmental problems, cancer and liver and neurological damage. Despite that, the … Continue reading Chemical giants hid dangers of “forever chemicals” in food packaging for more than a decade

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

Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products

An independent lab that tests the quality of medications and health products recently found that many sunscreens sold on the market are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called benzene. After testing almost 300 unique batches of commercial sunscreens, Valisure discovered that 27 percent contained detectable levels of the toxic chemical while five percent contained levels that … Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated 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

Common food additive in ultra-processed foods no longer considered safe by the European Food Safety Authority

Titanium dioxide, an additive found in over 3,000 ultra-processed foods, can cause DNA damage and mutations, reported a recent study by a panel formed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Published in May in the EFSA Journal, the review assessed hundreds of studies on the infamous food additive. The panel couldn’t determine a safe level of exposure to titanium dioxide, which led them to … Continue reading Common food additive in ultra-processed foods no longer considered safe by the European Food Safety Authority

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

Common plastic additive linked to fertility problems

A study published in the journal PLOS Genetics found that exposure to the plastic additive diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) could cause fertility problems. Led by Harvard Medical School researchers, the study showed that DEHP increases breaks in the DNA during egg production and impairs cells’ ability to repair these breaks. How common plastic additive affects fertility DEHP belongs to a family of chemicals called phthalates. It is … Continue reading Common plastic additive linked to fertility problems