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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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How to Make the Baby Nursery a Toxin-Free Haven in Your Home

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital for the first time should be a wonderful experience. Today though, that special event could be a dangerous one if you haven’t properly prepared the home for their arrival. A nursery is where many infants will spend the majority of their first few…

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Rhode Island senator wants to strengthen toxic chemicals law

Though new regulations have been difficult to get passed, at least on politician is taking a stand. Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing for a new bill that would “update and strengthen the [Toxic Substances Control Act] act.” Currently the act bans only 5 of the more than 80,000…

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Target Expands List of Chemicals It Wants Out of Consumer Goods

It’s 2015, and many brands, states, and countries are getting smarter about ensuring the items we buy for our homes and families are safe to use. The idea of non-toxic products has been the focus of a company like Wal-Mart since 2009. It now appears Target is set to reduce…

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World ‘facing flood of new toxins’

Remember the Whack-a-Mole game of our youth? Well the fight against pollutants is starting to feel a lot like that. It seems like every time one gets outright banned or regulated, another pops up in its place. And according to Dr. Susan Richardson of the University of South Carolina “new…

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House passes anti-GMO labeling law

It seems the House of Representatives isn’t too concerned with the rights of American citizens knowing what’s in their foods. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill preventing the requirement of food labels for those coming from “genetically engineered crops”. The bill is titled the Safe and Accurate…

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Chemical bracelet detects toxic, banned substances

It’s 2015, and companies across the world have made great strides in technology. Many of us carry phones in our pocket that can be used to check sports scores, bank accounts, as well as send pictures and videos. We can speak to wireless speakers asking them to play our favorite…

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