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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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It's Final: FDA Bans Powdered Gloves in Surgery, Medicine

Action that’s been long overdue has finally been taken. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of powdered gloves in surgery and medicine. The ban will finally remove another danger a large number of humans face on an almost daily basis. To give you an idea as…

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Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Time.com has put together a very helpful new tool. They have created a map of the United States that allows you to view each individual Superfund site in across the nation. The sites come from the Superfund List, a list that “contains the worst of toxic sites in the U.S.”…

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The 10 Most Common Household Toxins to Avoid While Pregnant

Spring has arrived! Warming temperatures and blooming followers always seem to be accompanied by pregnancy announcements. It truly is the season of new beginnings. But with those exciting pregnancy announcements, there can also sometimes be a cause for concern. It’s important for expecting and new mothers to pay close attention…

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Has a New Name – and It’s Sneaking Back Into Food

It seems like you just can’t keep a bad ingredient down. High Fructose Corn Syrup is back in a big way. And this time it’s got a fancy new name, “Isolated Fructose”. Now that consumers are starting to catch on to just how bad HFCS can be for you, manufacturers…

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Kimberly-Clark sued over concern that Huggies baby wipes contain dangerous chemical

Do baby wipes marketed as “natural” and “gentle” actually contain a dangerous chemical that can cause vomiting and diarrhea? That question is at the heart of a new class action lawsuit brought against Huggies’ parent company Kimberly-Clark. A mother in San Diego, California claims that she purchased a package of…

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The Toxic Truth Behind Mardi Gras Beads

The annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana is truly something everyone should experience at least once in their life. And with the Mardi Gras beads being sold in every almost every corner store across the nation from mid-February through mid-March, you don’t even have to travel all the…

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