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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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Toxins produced by e-cigarettes vary by flavor

A study released in late February of this year found that e-cigarette vapors tested positive for lead and arsenic. And a new study may bring clarity to which e-cigarette vapors are most dangerous. Researchers at Penn State University have found that different flavors of vapors “produce different levels of free…

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Teen who created toxin-detecting molecule wants to inspire others in STEM

Today is International Women’s Day. In honor of the contributions and accomplishments of women in our society, we’d like to take this time to tell you about Keiana Cavé, and the work she’s doing to inspire more women.

Keiana Cavé is the teen responsible for creating toxin-detecting molecules following the…

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