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10 Natural and Organic Sunscreens You Should be Using This Summer

With summer in full effect, Americans will be spending more and more time outside enjoying the warm weather. When spending time outdoors, it’s important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays by remembering to apply sunscreen. What you don’t want to do though is apply a sunscreen intended to protect…

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Hawaii Will Soon Ban these Chemicals Found in Sunscreen that are Toxic to Coral Reefs

Before you begin packing for that once in a lifetime trip to Hawaii, you will of course want to ensure you have packed sunscreen to protect yourself and your family from harmful UV rays. And pretty soon you will want to double-check the ingredients in the sunscreen you’re bringing with…

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Popular Black Hair Products Are Filled With Toxic Chemicals Linked To Disease, Study Finds

According to a new study, toxic chemicals linked cancer, weight gain, asthma, fertility, and other issues have recently been detected in hair care products specifically designed for African Americans. Not only did these products contain toxic chemicals, products designed for black women contained more toxins than those designed for white…

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Bee-Harming Pesticides Face Complete Ban in Europe

The European Union (EU) has taken some important steps in the preservation of our bee population. On April 28, 2018, the EU announced their support for a ban on “the outdoor use of neonicotinoids, widely used pesticides that have been linked to declines in pollinators – especially bees.” The new…

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Toxins produced by e-cigarettes vary by flavor

A study released in late February of this year found that e-cigarette vapors tested positive for lead and arsenic. And a new study may bring clarity to which e-cigarette vapors are most dangerous. Researchers at Penn State University have found that different flavors of vapors “produce different levels of free…

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Eating at restaurants could expose your family to phthalates

More than 60 percent of participants in a recent George Washington University study admitted to eating dinner at a restaurant instead of their home the previous day. As harmless as that statistic may seem, researchers at GW found that dining at fast food outlets, restaurants, or cafeterias “may boost total…

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The Top 5 Natural Easter Egg Dying Kits for 2018

Hippity hoppity Easter's on its way! We’re just two weeks away from Easter! Before you and the little ones begin dying Easter Eggs, you should know that more than a few egg dying kits typically sold in your neighborhood grocer have been known to contain toxins that may be toxic.…

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E-Cig Vapor Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study

The hits just keep on coming for vapers and companies that cater to the “healthy” alternative to smoking. The latest bombshell comes from Environmental Health Perspectives with news that “suggests that the very act of vaping might be exposing people to unsafe levels of toxins like lead and arsenic.”

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FDA Raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid

We wrote this past November about the dangers of the natural opioid kratom, and the concerns that were being raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kratom goes by many names, including but not limited to: thang, kakuam, thom, ketom and biak. The “natural opioid” is often seen as…

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Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

It’s been a rough year for dog food companies. After a recall on toxic dog food in 2017, another big brand has been recalled by the FDA for food that may be harmful to your pup. Dog foods and treats created by J.M. Smucker and sold under the Gravy Train,…

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