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Algal bloom toxins now detectable in urine tests

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a new way of testing for algal bloom toxin exposure. The new test is a urinalysis.

Using a “commercially available antibody”, they were able to separate microcystins and…

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Brain development of children greatly impacted by flame retardants & pesticides

Two ingredients we all encounter and likely use relatively regularly are negatively impacting the development of our children’s brains. Flame retardants and pesticides are the culprits, according to a new study. 

A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology found that there were “162 million lost IQ points…

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Taco Bell to remove toxins from packaging, but not until 2025

Taco Bell is going healthy! Well, they’re not doing something crazy like getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, but they are banning the use of “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates, and BPA from “consumer-facing packaging.” Unfortunately, much to the chagrin of consumer advocates, the ban isn’t set to…

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Heartburn medication recalls continue, generic versions of Zantac included

Just when you think it’s safe to resume using your favorite name brand or generic heartburn medication, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration announces a new round of recalls. Once again, generic versions of Zantac are being recalled due to the presence of a “probable human carcinogen”. You shouldn’t…

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Here’s your hypoallergenic home how to

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to have a healthier and toxic-free home? Maybe going hypoallergenic is your goal for 2020. Well, MindBodyGreen.com (MGB) is here with a few things to consider if you’re hoping for a new hypoallergenic lifestyle.

 

Curtail your use of curtains:

According to MGB,…

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FDA investigating diabetes drug ‘Metaformin’ over NDMA concerns

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, there’s a concern over a carcinogen’s possible presence in a widely used medication. The only difference, this one has yet to be recalled, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still investigating.

While the FDA has not yet issued a recall,…

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Top tips for protecting your newborn from toxins in year one

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you’ve recently welcomed a new bundle of joy into the family! New parents face many difficult tasks and decisions in their first year, but protecting their newborns is paramount.

The use of [potentially] toxic chemicals in everyday products…

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Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye and straighteners

A recent study by the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) found that the use of permanent hair dyes and straighteners can increase a woman’s cancer risk by nearly 10%.

The study utilized data from 46,709 women, and found that women who regularly use permanent hair dyes and straighteners…

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Despite the recall, the FDA wants consumers to know Zantac is relatively safe

Over the last few months, there have been numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalls due to carcinogen concerns in heartburn medications. We’ve written about each of them here at TFF, and even posted an article just a couple weeks ago providing consumers with what the FDA considers “safe alternatives”…

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State of New York begins fight against three toxins in your drinking water

The state of New York has new recommendations for drinking water standards, recommendations that should make your drinking water inherently safer. The new legislation seeks to limit the amount of 3 specific toxins: Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and 1,4-dioxane. The legislation is now in the hands of New…

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