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EPA reveals initial list of 40 chemicals it plans on evaluating

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency released a list of the 40 chemicals they plan on prioritizing for risk evaluation near the end of 2019.  Based on the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA), the EPA is required to… Continue Reading

Flowers that are toxic to our furry friends

Today’s the first day of spring! For many Americans that means this weekend will be the first of the season spent outdoors picking weeds, spreading mulch, and planting fresh flowers. When bringing new plants into your home or planting flowers outside, it’s… Continue Reading

Potentially toxic spring cleaning mistakes

Spring arrives this Wednesday, March 20th! For families that just can’t wait to get started on their spring cleaning, this weekend will be their first opportunity to attack those pesky dust bunnies and clutter! Before you do so though, you’re going to… Continue Reading

Lifelong farmer says we should all be buying organic foods

Rudy Arredondo isn’t just the founder and president of the National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, he’s a lifelong farmer. He’s also a farmer that believes we Americans should be eating organic foods instead of those treated by pesticides.

Mr. Arredondo’s… Continue Reading

Hooked on hookah? Hope not, it may be more toxic than cigarettes

News Flash: smoking tobacco filtered through water is actually more hazardous than smoking tobacco filtered through a cigarette.

In the United States, 55 percent of hookah smokers are between the ages of 18 and 24, and almost 5 percent of high school… Continue Reading

Your green tea could have you seeing red after this post

A large number of people are turning away from coffee, and have set their eyes on tea. In fact it’s the “most popular beverage in the world” after water. With its numerous health benefits such as increased metabolism, antioxidants, and a boost… Continue Reading

The floor isn’t lava, but it and your couch might be toxic

We all remember the game “The floor is lava…” Climbing from couch to couch, chair to chair, onto cushions strategically placed on the ground all while ensuring no part of your body touches the floor. The game may need to be tweaked… Continue Reading

California seeks to ban controversial nail polish chemical

The State of California announced plans on Friday to ban a chemical vital to the makeup of many commercial nail polishes. Toluene, a chemical used to “create a smooth look and clear colors”, is the chemical drawing the ire of California regulators.

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EPA seeks to regulate PFAS toxin in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to protect our drinking water, but they did so without going into specifics on the limits that will be put into place. The chemical drawing the ire of the EPA, well it’s one we’ve written… Continue Reading

Toxin PFAS detected in one popular brand’s dental floss

Looking for a reason, any excuse really, to not floss? Thanks to Oral-B, some of us might have all the incentive we need to skip what many dentists consider the most important part of caring for our teeth.

In tests conducted by… Continue Reading

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