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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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Now serving PFAS burrito bowls, only at Chipotle

You know your order by heart. Heck, so does the cashier. After all, you’re in Chipotle 3 times a week. Barbacao, white rice, pinto beans, corn salsa, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream. It’s what you always get! According to a new study though, your favorite Chipotle bowl might now come…

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Is your child’s favorite clothing brand hiding its use of toxins?

When you take your children back to school shopping here in the next few weeks, you may have more questions than “Do you have this in a Medium?” or “Does the 2 for 1 sale apply to this rack?” That’s because a handful of brands aren’t publicly disclosing the toxins…

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Non-toxic alternative when cleaning your outdoor furniture

Many of us take advantage of the summer days with their warmer temps and longer hours of daylight by spending more time outside. A lot of that time is spent in our very own backyards, using our favorite outdoor furniture. When the furniture goes unused for some time though, as…

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Pacific Ocean oysters sold in Canada recalled

Just a few weeks after Canada Day, our friends to the north are facing a recall of one of the Pacific coast’s delicacies. Three brands of oysters, harvested just last week, are being recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) over Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) concerns. It appears at…

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Back to school shopping shouldn’t include toxins

Kids across the country will be starting or returning to school over the next few weeks. This is an exciting time for kids and parents alike! Heading off to school often calls for a new list of supplies for the school year. Things like crayons, dry erase markers, and three-ring…

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Bottles that contain alcohol could be carrying toxins too

A glass of wine a day is good for you the doctors say, but what does it mean for our planet? According to a new study, the bottle your favorite wine or liquor comes in could be harming our environment.

Andrew Turner, of the University of Plymouth in England, recently…

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Amid arsenic concerns: one brand stops water production, another carries on

In April of this year, we wrote about the Consumer Reports’ findings that nearly a dozen brands of bottled water contained “detectable arsenic levels”. “Detectable” meaning arsenic levels measuring 3 parts per billion or more. At the time, many were unsure how the brands would react to the news. A…

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Firefighters may have new protection from cancer, thanks to former firefighter

The number one cause of firefighter deaths is not fire, not directly any way. It’s actually cancer. From 9/11 first responders to local municipality firefighters across America, our brave women and men are dying of “occupational cancers”. And now, one former firefighter thinks he’s come up with a solution.

One…

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You could be putting your health in danger every time you return home

A new post over at MSN.com examines the potential for exposing yourself or your family to various cancers. Not by your diet, nor smoking, but instead the very real cancer concerns inside your own home. MSN’s story reports on 15 common household items, including your tap water, nail polish, scented…

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