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Foodborne-illness risk during the holidays can be cut down with simple precautions

As families across the world begin preparation for the family feasts they will be serving during the holidays, there’s one thing that is always a concern and could dampen the holiday spirit, food poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control “each year one in six people get sick from…

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5 Tips for a Christmas Free of E-waste

Every year the holidays bring with them the newest and most popular electronic device of that year, so for many families it’s out with the old and in with the new. This means devices such as old televisions, mobile phones, and handheld gaming systems are simply thrown away. While we…

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Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in a Majority of Seasonal Holiday D├ęcor Products

The holidays are a time when families love to deck the halls with boughs of holly, but with some traditional holiday decorations containing potential harmful chemicals the season may not be so jolly. A recent study of 69 products by healthystuff.org found “more than two thirds of the products contained…

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Top 5 Ways to Ensure Safe, Natural Toys for Kids

With the holidays rapidly approaching it’s important to remember that cosmetics, grooming products, and cleaning products aren’t the only daily use items that contain toxins. Unfortunately many children’s toys can contain toxins that are harmful to your loved ones. In fact, a 2013 study by Environmental Health News found thousands…

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Conference Highlights Fluoride Health Risks

Fluoridated water is ingested by more than 150 million Americans every day, and millions more consume fluoride through products such as toothpaste, pesticides, and processed foods. The Environmental Protection Agency’s safe level standard for fluoride is 4ppm, a threshold that is higher than levels shown to be associated with “increased…

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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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Urinary Phthalate Metabolites Are Associated With Decreased Testosterone in Men, Women, and Children

John D. Meeker and Kelly Ferguson conducted a study to determine if urinary concentrations of 13 Phthalate metabolites correlated with low testosterone levels in men, women, and children. The reason for the study is evidence of declining testosterone levels among men in recent decades and in related conditions at multiple…

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My Toxic Baby

How many of us love the way that our babies smell right after a bath?  I know that I certainly do!  Now how many of us would bathe our babies in formaldehyde?  I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet to answer,  none of us would.  At least we wouldn’t knowingly…

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Use Of Cleaning Products During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Asthma In Young Children

Women who use a lot of household cleaning products when they are pregnant, or shortly after giving birth, are increasing their child’s risk of developing asthma. That’s according to the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents of Children (ALSPAC, also known as Children of the Nineties), that recruited over 13,000 children…

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