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E-Cig Vapor Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study

The hits just keep on coming for vapers and companies that cater to the “healthy” alternative to smoking. The latest bombshell comes from Environmental Health Perspectives with news that “suggests that the very act of vaping might be exposing people to unsafe levels of toxins like lead and arsenic.”

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FDA Raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid

We wrote this past November about the dangers of the natural opioid kratom, and the concerns that were being raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kratom goes by many names, including but not limited to: thang, kakuam, thom, ketom and biak. The “natural opioid” is often seen as…

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Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

It’s been a rough year for dog food companies. After a recall on toxic dog food in 2017, another big brand has been recalled by the FDA for food that may be harmful to your pup. Dog foods and treats created by J.M. Smucker and sold under the Gravy Train,…

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New test developed to detect toxins in drinking water

Could a piece a paper small enough to fit in the palm of your hand be the key to ensuring only safe drinking water is consumed? A new invention just might make this idea a reality. Contaminated water can expose large populations to diseases such as: “cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, and…

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A new report reveals that fruit labeled organic might not actually be organic

When is organic fruit not organic? You’d think this wouldn’t be a question you actually have to ask, but apparently it’s a legitimate concern. A new study by Nerd Wallet has revealed that “labeling fraud” for organic fruits has become an issue, and the United States Department of Agriculture is…

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The Most (And Least) Toxic Places In America

Home is where you lay your head. Depending on what state you live in, you may be laying your head in a pile of toxins. A new report from Priceonomics and Forbes breaks down the places with the highest levels of toxins in the United States. In the United States,…

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These baby foods and formulas tested positive for arsenic, lead and BPA in new study

A distressing new baby food study has been making the rounds on the internet the last week or two, and we’re here to separate fact from fiction. The Clean Label Project is a non-profit organization that fights for “transparent labeling” on baby food products. They recently tested 500+ baby food…

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Moisturizers labeled ‘hypoallergenic’ may still have toxic chemicals

We know advertisers aren’t always the most truthful in the ways they advertise their products and services to us. And based on a new study, it seems as though products labeled “hypoallergenic” should fall into the category of terms you don’t always just assume are accurate. Researchers tested some of…

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Fall toxins poisonous to dogs and cats

Fall is really the perfect season to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with our furry friends. The cooler temps, the changing colors of the leaves, and the early morning sun rise all add to up to an excellent opportunity to spend some quality time with our pets. Unfortunately,…

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Mom’s exposure to toxic chemicals shows up in newborn

We as parents go to great lengths to ensure our newborns are safe from any harm that may come their way. According to a few recent studies though, caution should be taken before our little bundles of joy are brought into this world.

One recent study found that pregnant women…

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