The Weather Channel took a trip to Florida's Lake Okeechobee for their latest documentary short titled "Toxic Lake". Their mission: a deep dive into the toxic algae that's poisoning marine life and swimmers, forcing beaches to close, and costing business owners millions of…
Crayons and other back to school supplies found to contain harmful toxins
The last few weeks of summer are upon us, and that means children across the country are just beginning a new school year. Most families have been preparing for the return the last few weeks by purchasing items from a list provided…
Cancer-linked chemicals found at Cocoa Beach golf course
Florida citizens residing near Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach may have been exposed to toxic chemicals. A new study showed that not only were three test wells in Satellite Beach contaminated by toxins such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA),…
USDA issues alert about salads, wraps due to parasite worry
If you recently purchased any beef, pork, or poultry salads and/or wraps from stores such as Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, or Kroger you’re going to want to check a newly released recall list. According to the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service,…
Ritz Crackers, Ritz Bitz recalled over salmonella concerns
We can now add the Ritz cracker brand to the growing number of companies that have had to issue food recalls this year due to salmonella contamination. Today, Mondelez Global LLC announced that “more than a dozen” Ritz brands of crackers have…
Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?
Your family’s favorite film, movie candy, a few sodas, and a giant bowl of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Wait, what?! If you’re not popping “toxic-free” popcorn at home, “hormone-disrupting chemicals” could be exactly what you’re serving during your next movie night.
Could something as simple as artificial food coloring be altering our behavior and damaging our mental health? Some experts believe that’s exactly what’s happening. And it’s not just limited to artificial coloring.
Why Controversial Ingredient Triclosan Is in Toothpaste, but Not Bodywash
Why would a chemical linked to inflammation and cancer be banned in numerous consumer products, but still be allowed to be used in maybe the most common product of all? That’s a question we should all be asking our government today.
Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey devastated much of Houston, Texas, scientists believe residents are still in danger of coming in contact with harmful toxic chemicals. A new technology, a wristband that detects toxins you’re exposed to in your daily life, is…