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Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

By now must of us know the potential danger our family is in if exposed to phthalates. Over the years, phthalates have been linked to hormone disruptions and even cancer. Our government has taken steps to ensure our safety by limiting “phthalates to less than 0.1% of the material…

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Common household chemical may cause insulin resistance, obesity, and type 2 diabetes

Americans are becoming more and more aware the negative effects obesity can have on our daily lives. Obesity has been linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even various forms of cancer. These concerns have led to many Americans taking control of their daily diet, but now there…

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Study says some chain dollar stores sell products made with toxic chemicals

A recent study released by Campaign for Healthier Solutions has created some serious concerns for Americans who shop at discount stores such as Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, etc. The report shows that the stores are in the business of selling products containing chemicals shown to cause “cancer, diabetes…

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Beauty Products May Trigger Early Menopause

Many Americans today are more aware than ever of the potentially harmful effects toxic chemicals can have on our bodies. For years, scientists have found links between harmful chemicals and brain disorders, lung damage, and even cancer and birth defects. And many of us have taken notice and begun to…

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Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals May Threaten Male Fertility

A couple’s decision to try and have children is one of the most exciting choices a happy couple will make during their lifetime. Thanks to a new study though, the prospects of having children could prove to be problematic for some couples. Molecular biologist Pat Hunt of Washington State…

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How to Avoid Products with Bisphenol-S

For years now scientists have known of the dangers associated with a chemical such as bisphenol-A (BPA). The harmful toxin has been linked to brain and behavior problems, hormone level issues, heart problems, and even cancer. What made BPA so dangerous was just how many companies used it to produce…

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EPA Targeting Dangerous Household Chemical

We’ve had Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) highlighted for a while now as a Red Light Ingredient, and it seems like the Environmental Protection Agency is catching on too. Toluene Diisocyanate is a chemical “used to manufacture household products like coatings, elastomers, adhesives and sealants.” The deadly toxin has been shown to…

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Revlon to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Products

Through a joint press release from The Breast Cancer Fund, UltraViolet, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics; Revlon announced they will be eliminating cancer causing toxic chemicals from their products. Revlon will remove “long-chain parabens and certain chemicals that release formaldehyde” from its cosmetic line. After a petition garnered more…

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The Human Experiment: Exploring the rise in reproductive problems

Therese Kerr believes the beauty products she used to coat her body in are to blame for the bout of endometriosis she suffered when she was 30.

"Without a doubt," says Kerr, who also had her spleen removed because of tumours in 2001.

For Kerr, mother of Miranda and son…

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Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.

Why maybe? That’s because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones, most notably reproductive hormones such as estrogen and…

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