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This banned toxic chemical is still putting whales at risk 30 years later

A chemical that’s been banned across the world since 1986 is still harming marine wildlife. The toxin? Polychlorinated biphenyls, also known as PCBs. A recent study found dangerous levels of PCBs in marine wildlife, and orcas and bottlenose dolphins the highest levels.… Continue Reading

5 toxic chemicals you should avoid in baby care products

Every day, children are exposed to as many as 27 hazardous chemicals. These chemicals are found in shampoos, lotions, and typical personal care products. To help you decide which products are truly safe and unsafe, experts have Fox News Health experts have… Continue Reading

Toxic chemicals in outdoor products of leading brands, Greenpeace study finds

Going camping, fishing, and hiking are just a few of the ways humans try to “get in touch with Mother Nature”. But when we’re getting closer to nature, are we really introducing it to harmful chemicals and putting ourselves in danger? A… Continue Reading

Fish toxins at lowest levels in decades

For years, pollutants in our oceans and the fish that inhabit have been a concern for Americans. Everything from mercury levels, to DDT, and other toxins have been at the forefront of environmentalists and consumers’ minds. According to a recent report… Continue Reading

Reminder: Don’t eat the snow, it’s full of toxins

While the end of winter approaches, snowfall continues in many parts of the country. And for many children, each time they get to play in the snow, they play like it may be their last time. Whether they’re building snowmen, snowballs, or… Continue Reading

Honey could be making us sick due to contamination with liver-harming toxins, study suggests

But there's no need to panic.

Honey. We love it on our biscuits. We love it in our tea. Sometimes we just love to dip the tip of our fingers in the jar for a little taste. But a new study has… Continue Reading