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Algal bloom toxins now detectable in urine tests

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a new way of testing for algal bloom toxin exposure. The new test is a urinalysis.

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Glow-boosting mask for kids and adults recalled over irritation complaints

A “glow-boosting” paper mask has been voluntarily recalled by Yes To Inc. due to complaints from consumers of skin irritation and redness. The Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask (that’s a mouthful) is distributed nationwide for use by children and adults.

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Brain development of children greatly impacted by flame retardants & pesticides

Two ingredients we all encounter and likely use relatively regularly are negatively impacting the development of our children’s brains. Flame retardants and pesticides are the culprits, according to a new study. 

A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology found… Continue Reading

Taco Bell to remove toxins from packaging, but not until 2025

Taco Bell is going healthy! Well, they’re not doing something crazy like getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, but they are banning the use of “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates, and BPA from “consumer-facing packaging.” Unfortunately, much to the chagrin… Continue Reading

Danger of PFAS in underwear isn’t rocket science

Conflicting evidence suggests that Thinx menstrual underwear marketed to adults and teens is contaminated with polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Dr. Graham Peaslee, a University of Notre Dame nuclear scientist, was asked to conduct a study on the underwear in question by a reporter… Continue Reading

Heartburn medication recalls continue, generic versions of Zantac included

Just when you think it’s safe to resume using your favorite name brand or generic heartburn medication, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration announces a new round of recalls. Once again, generic versions of Zantac are being recalled due to the… Continue Reading

Here’s your hypoallergenic home how to

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to have a healthier and toxic-free home? Maybe going hypoallergenic is your goal for 2020. Well, MindBodyGreen.com (MGB) is here with a few things to consider if you’re hoping for a new hypoallergenic lifestyle.

 

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Recalled and expired infant ibuprofen should be discarded

Today’s recall news is actually related to a recall issued almost one year ago. Back in January of 2019, Tris Pharma issued a voluntary recall of their liquid Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops. The drops, distributed to both CVS and Walmart stores nationwide,… Continue Reading