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Fall toxins poisonous to dogs and cats

Fall is really the perfect season to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with our furry friends. The cooler temps, the changing colors of the leaves, and the early morning sun rise all add to up to an excellent opportunity to spend some quality time with our pets. Unfortunately,…

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Mom’s exposure to toxic chemicals shows up in newborn

We as parents go to great lengths to ensure our newborns are safe from any harm that may come their way. According to a few recent studies though, caution should be taken before our little bundles of joy are brought into this world.

One recent study found that pregnant women…

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Toxin’s in your pet’s food?

Is your family one of the many that attempts to save money by purchasing off brand pet foods? There’s nothing wrong with trying to save a few extra bucks, but a new report suggests that could come at the cost of your pet’s health. Low priced foods can contain lead…

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Tattoo Ink May Stain Your Lymph Nodes

For many years, the biggest concern with getting a tattoo was whether society might view you differently…and of course whether you may regret the tattoo as time went on. Now comes news that society and your pride may not be the biggest issue, a new study suggests there’s a possibility…

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Moscow mule copper mugs may be toxic, officials say

Ahhhhh… a chilled cocktail on a hot summer day, there isn’t much better. Especially if that cocktail is the popular cocktail known as a Moscow mule. Made with just vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, this cool cocktail is traditionally served in a copper mug. Unfortunately, according to the Iowa…

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6 Feminine Hygiene Products That Are Free Of Scary Toxins

Ensuring your family is safe from toxins extends beyond the dinner table and types of cleaning products you use. For some it means only utilizing feminine hygiene products that are crated organically, and therefore free of potentially harmful toxic chemicals.

Feminine hygiene products are an interesting case study when it…

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Best Buy announces new program to tackle toxic chemicals

More and more big-box stores are taking a tough stance against toxins in the products they sell. On the heels of Target cracking down on toxins in the merchandise they offer to consumers, Best Buy has released their own new set of directives. Their new approach to toxic chemicals was…

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Toxin levels in tuna depend on where it's caught

If you’re a fan of catch of the day tuna, ahi tuna, or spicy tuna sushi rolls…you may want to consider asking your chef where your tuna was caught. A new Scripps Oceanography study found that “pollutant levels in seafood and tuna in our case can be heavily determined by…

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Trace Amounts of Pesticide Found in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

We’ve spoken recently about the attempt to reduce consumer’s exposure to glyphosate, a chemical used in many pesticides. Now, thanks to a report from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), there are concerns that glyphosate could be lurking behind every bite of your favorite dessert…Ben & jerry’s ice cream.

OCA found…

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EPA Decides Not To Ban A Pesticide, Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

There are bad decisions, and then there are decisions so baffling they defy logic to the point you can’t believe what you’re actually reading or seeing. The latest decision by the Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) would fall into the latter category. Despite the EPA categorizing chlorpyrifos as a pesticide that…

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