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15 Kitchen Toxins Hiding in Plain Sight

These days most of us are aware of the potential toxins lurking in our homes. Toxins in everyday use products such as: air fresheners, surface cleaners, insecticides, and others. What you may not be aware of though are toxins in products most of us use on a daily basis, products…

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Staying out of the water may not protect you from red tide

If you don’t want to get hurt, simply stay out of the water. That’s a great strategy if being bit by a shark is your only concern, but it may not help you when it comes to toxic red tide. Scientists in the state of Florida are using air testing…

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Avoiding a toxic workplace

These days, toxicity in the workplace doesn’t just describe Jamie's contentious relationship with Alex after one of them threw the other's lunch away. In 2018, toxic chemicals are a real threat in the environment, at home, and in our workspaces. Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, eye irritation, nose, throat, and lung irritation…

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Spike in Indiana children with cancer has parents seeking answers

When is a cancer diagnosis more than just a cancer diagnosis? When is the diagnosis part of a cancer cluster? How about when nearly 80 children, in one county, over a ten year period are diagnosed with cancer? You, me, and the parents of children diagnosed likely consider these facts…

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Are Phthalates and PFAS the new bisphenol A?

Bix box stores, manufacturers, and consumers have for the most part moved away from bisphenol A (BPA). Just over a decade ago, BPA could be found in any number of plastics including: plastic bottles, dental sealants, compact discs, and even children’s sippy cups. Unfortunately, about ten years ago the FDA…

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Crayons and other back to school supplies found to contain harmful toxins

The last few weeks of summer are upon us, and that means children across the country are just beginning a new school year. Most families have been preparing for the return the last few weeks by purchasing items from a list provided by the new school. Supplies such as binders,…

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Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?

Your family’s favorite film, movie candy, a few sodas, and a giant bowl of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Wait, what?! If you’re not popping “toxic-free” popcorn at home, “hormone-disrupting chemicals” could be exactly what you’re serving during your next movie night.

The Center for Environmental Health, aka CEH, tested popcorn from bags…

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Livestock feed accurately predicts toxic chemicals in food

What did the fish you’re eating for dinner have for its breakfast? That’s a question you may not have thought to ask, but if a new study is right it’s one we may all be asking ourselves in the future.

Numerous flame retardants known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) were…

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OSU wristbands reveal toxins in Houston area

Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey devastated much of Houston, Texas, scientists believe residents are still in danger of coming in contact with harmful toxic chemicals. A new technology, a wristband that detects toxins you’re exposed to in your daily life, is allowing researchers to learn more about the toxic…

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Beware! Your Water Filter Might Still Be Letting Toxins Through

If you enjoy your favorite water filtering pitcher because it just filters the water so quickly, you may need to get a new favorite water pitcher. Researchers at Ohio State University have found that pitchers which “work too quickly” may be exposing you to harmful toxins. The researchers tested three…

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