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A brand of pre-cooked shrimp has been recalled due to a possible bacterial contamination

AFC Distribution Corp. and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced a recall of AFC’s Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi). The shrimp may be contaminated with a bacteria known as Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Vibrio parahaemolyticus has been known to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and chills. Fortunately, as of…

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The most dangerous toxins in our homes

We’re all interested in protecting our loved ones from toxic chemicals outside and inside our homes. Our homes especially though, because they’re one of the places we spend the most time, and also a place that we have the most control over. There are so many to worry about these…

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Are you exposing your child to these common household toxins?

As your little one grows, so does their world. Laying on their tummies soon turns into scooting on their bottoms, and before you know it they’re up walking around...and getting into everything. When our little ones start to stretch their legs and grow their world though, what harmful toxic chemicals…

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Essential oils are toxic to our furry friends

A viral Reddit thread is shining some light on an often overlooked toxin that’s especially harmful to our pets. In February of this year, a Canadian pet owner returned home to find her cat was “limping and breathing” to the point it was “almost dead”. The culprit? Essential oils. A…

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Our water filters aren’t removing as many toxins as they should

The water coming into our homes is supposed to be filtered by our local governments prior to reaching us. Unfortunately, toxins like Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) often make it through the filtering process. This leaves the onus on Americans to purchase their own home water filters. According to a…

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Putting out that cigarette isn’t stopping its release of toxins

The cigarette receptacle at your office may help the common area look cleaner, but a new study suggests that it’s not doing much to promote a healthy workplace. The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently conducted a study that found that “emissions from a butt could expose people to…

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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 that there were “162 million lost IQ points…

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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 of consumer advocates, the ban isn’t set to…

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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 presence of a “probable human carcinogen”. You shouldn’t…

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Top tips for protecting your newborn from toxins in year one

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you’ve recently welcomed a new bundle of joy into the family! New parents face many difficult tasks and decisions in their first year, but protecting their newborns is paramount.

The use of [potentially] toxic chemicals in everyday products…

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