Report: Lead exposure linked to uptick in annual heart disease deaths in the US

Lead exposure may be driving cases of heart disease in the United States, a study published in the Lancet said. The study, which analyzed data on 14,000 adults, noted that the heavy metal contributed to as many as 412,000 premature deaths each year in the United States – a number estimated to be 10 times larger than the figures mentioned in … Continue reading Report: Lead exposure linked to uptick in annual heart disease deaths in the US

Childhood cancer caused largely by environmental factors, report finds

For children in the U.S., cancer is the leading cause of death from disease. Worldwide, cancer has become so prevalent and devastating that some may use the phrase “like curing cancer” when describing something unfeasible or highly complicated. Yet in September, a team of more than 60 stakeholders and leaders in the health, science, business, policy and advocacy sectors … Continue reading Childhood cancer caused largely by environmental factors, report finds

Avoid insect bites this outdoor season without resorting to nerve gas sprays

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

Fluoride linked to IMPAIRED kidney and liver function in adolescents, warn researchers

A study that was recently published in the Environment International journal showed just how dangerous fluoride can be in adolescence. The study looked at the relationship between the levels of fluoride in young people’s drinking water and blood and the health of their kidneys and livers. The adolescents studied were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey. … Continue reading Fluoride linked to IMPAIRED kidney and liver function in adolescents, warn researchers

Chemicals in organophosphate pesticides cause brain damage: Study

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

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

The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

People are buying storable food products in huge quantities right now, but have you actually read the ingredients in some of these foods? Most storable food manufacturers hide their ingredients to try to prevent the public from seeing what they really contain. That’s no surprise, since most of them are made with genetically modified corn, soy and … Continue reading The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

Uncovering the truth about pesticides in food

Every year, six billion pounds of pesticides are used around the world. The effects of all this pesticide use are felt in every aspect of our lives because these chemicals are incredibly pervasive. Even if you eat organic – and you definitely should – it is still hard to avoid pesticide exposure entirely. That’s unfortunate … Continue reading Uncovering the truth about pesticides in food

Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

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

Steroid use linked to increased risk of bacterial and viral infections

The use of steroids in the treatment of rheumatic conditions may be causing an increase in both viral and bacterial infections, according to researchers. In a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), researchers from the University of Leeds in the U.K. found a strong association between glucocorticoids – man-made versions of steroids that occur naturally in the body – … Continue reading Steroid use linked to increased risk of bacterial and viral infections