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FDA issues 5th blood pressure medication recall just four months into 2019

It’s only the end of April, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just issued another blood pressure medication recall.

Fourty Four lots of losartan from Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging were found to contain the cancer causing chemical nitrosamine (NMBA). In the past,… Continue Reading

Arsenic found in nearly a dozen brands of bottled water, so what does it mean?

Consumer Reports is raising alarms about their recent study of more than 100 brands of bottled water. During their in-depth study they found 11 brands of bottled water contained “detectable arsenic levels” and half of dozen of the brands had arsenic levels… Continue Reading

Surprising toxins hiding in our tap water

Business Insider, yes that Business Insider, recently posted a list of 9 “terrifying things” that could be hiding in our tap water. This list is a mixture of known toxins like PFOA, an ingredient you may actually expect find in your drinking… Continue Reading

A common drug prescribed to more than 10 million annually may cause melanoma

Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic used to treat everything from hypertension and osteoporosis, to diabetes has now been linked to an increased risk of melanoma based on the findings of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark… Continue Reading

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

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