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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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Is Autism Caused by Home Toxins?

The birth of a child is supposed to be an exciting joy filled experience, but too often these days’ parents have to worry about the health of their child. Extreme caution is taken to ensure a happy, healthy baby is born. Mothers do everything from cutting certain foods out of…

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What Are We Doing to Our Children’s Brains?

For years now parents have had to worry about the types of chemicals present in the toys our children play with, the harmful toxins in the cleaning products used in our homes, and even some of the medications given to our little ones when they are ill. Now there are…

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Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals May Threaten Male Fertility

A couple’s decision to try and have children is one of the most exciting choices a happy couple will make during their lifetime. Thanks to a new study though, the prospects of having children could prove to be problematic for some couples. Molecular biologist Pat Hunt of Washington State…

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How to Avoid Products with Bisphenol-S

For years now scientists have known of the dangers associated with a chemical such as bisphenol-A (BPA). The harmful toxin has been linked to brain and behavior problems, hormone level issues, heart problems, and even cancer. What made BPA so dangerous was just how many companies used it to produce…

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Study: California Fire Retardant Ban Cuts Toxins

An important decision made a little over 10 years ago by the state of California is paying off in a big way for humans and wildlife living in and around the San Francisco Bay area. In 2003 California began regulating chemicals called Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, or PBDEs; these chemicals had…

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Chemical Phthalates in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

We all want our children to be as happy and healthy as possible, and as parents we go to great lengths to ensure that’s the case. Avoiding potentially harmful chemicals is just one of the ways families can protect their loved ones. And thanks to a recent study led by…

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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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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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