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Scented household products may be hazardous to our health

A new study suggests that the International Fragrance Association may not have been completely truthful with information about the dangers of the use of “fragrances”. This time though, it’s not the American government who’s challenging their claims, instead it’s a “tiny women’s advocacy organization in Missoula, Montana”, known as the…

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Reminder: Don’t eat the snow, it’s full of toxins

While the end of winter approaches, snowfall continues in many parts of the country. And for many children, each time they get to play in the snow, they play like it may be their last time. Whether they’re building snowmen, snowballs, or making snow angles, there’s one thing to remember:…

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Honey could be making us sick due to contamination with liver-harming toxins, study suggests

But there's no need to panic.

Honey. We love it on our biscuits. We love it in our tea. Sometimes we just love to dip the tip of our fingers in the jar for a little taste. But a new study has found that “Australian honey contains natural toxins that…

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Toxic reality facing the poor, Americans of color

As we celebrate Black History Month throughout February, this story focuses on the harsh realities African Americans and the poor face when it comes to deadly toxins. A new study by the Center for Effective Government found that African Americans are “almost twice as likely to live within one mile…

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Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants’ Response to TB Vaccine

The creation of the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine is just one of many great stride scientists have made in the medical research community. The ability to provide adults and children with this important vaccine has saved countless lives. But new studies show that toxic chemicals could reduce the benefits of the…

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Babies exposed to cigarette toxins via invisible residue

Over the past few years, the ability to smoke inside buildings throughout the United States has been largely reduced. States such as Florida, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania have eliminated smoking indoors in the majority of businesses. These new laws have made it easier for parents to ensure their children are safe…

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Most cancer cases due to lifestyle choices, not ‘bad luck’, study suggests

The diagnosis of cancer in any individual brings about a scary and difficult time for not only the persons diagnosed, but their loved ones. It’s the kind of news no family wants to receive. When the diagnosis has been confirmed, it’s often referred to as a “bad luck”. But a…

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Congress OKs bill banning plastic microbeads in skin care products

It would appear as though the fight against microbeads in our personal care products is almost over. The United States Congress just approved legislation that would result in the phasing out of all plastic microbeads beginning in 2017. Plastic microbeads are used in everything from facial scrubs, to soaps, to…

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Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

It seems as though on a weekly basis we are learning more and more about the dangers of certain toxic chemicals. These are chemicals that have been linked to “prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.” Yet, companies that that have a stake in these toxic chemicals continue to…

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How Paint Poisons Us and How to Avoid It

Before too long, 2015 will be gone and 2016 will be here. And with a New Year, often comes New Year’s resolutions. One popular resolution is to make changes to the home, and this often includes painting one or more rooms. And while painting our homes can be a fun…

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