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Minnesota set to ban toxic chemical TCE

Once the ink dries on Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s signature, the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) for manufacturing in the state of Minnesota will be all but over...beginning in June of 2022 that is. If the bill is signed into law, Minnesota will become the first state to ban the toxin.

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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 for Sierra Club’s magazine. His findings, if accurate,…

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Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye and straighteners

A recent study by the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) found that the use of permanent hair dyes and straighteners can increase a woman’s cancer risk by nearly 10%.

The study utilized data from 46,709 women, and found that women who regularly use permanent hair dyes and straighteners…

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Firefighters may have new protection from cancer, thanks to former firefighter

The number one cause of firefighter deaths is not fire, not directly any way. It’s actually cancer. From 9/11 first responders to local municipality firefighters across America, our brave women and men are dying of “occupational cancers”. And now, one former firefighter thinks he’s come up with a solution.

One…

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You could be putting your health in danger every time you return home

A new post over at MSN.com examines the potential for exposing yourself or your family to various cancers. Not by your diet, nor smoking, but instead the very real cancer concerns inside your own home. MSN’s story reports on 15 common household items, including your tap water, nail polish, scented…

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Could eating organic reduce your cancer risk?

By now most of us know the benefits of eating organic. Eating an organic diet can: enhance your immune system, boost your cardiovascular protection, reduce the presence of pesticides, and promote animal welfare. Although, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal, eating organic…

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Spike in Indiana children with cancer has parents seeking answers

When is a cancer diagnosis more than just a cancer diagnosis? When is the diagnosis part of a cancer cluster? How about when nearly 80 children, in one county, over a ten year period are diagnosed with cancer? You, me, and the parents of children diagnosed likely consider these facts…

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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), but the same compounds were found in Cocoa…

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Hidden food toxins causing behavioral issues

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.

Tonya Harris, the founder of Slightly Greener and a board certified holistic nutritionist, believes there are a few…

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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.

Triclosan was originally seen as an ingredient that benefitted…

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