Toxins

Can these “Sneaky” Chemicals Make You Fat?

Can these “Sneaky” Chemicals Make You Fat?

Don’t Consume Toxins! By Kelly Herring From Healing Gourmet The simplest definition of a toxin is something that can damage tissues and organs or cause disease when it enters the body. By this definition, it’s clear that many of the things that modern humans consider “food” are actually toxins (especially the manner and amounts in which(…)

Is your home making you ill?

s your home making you ill? 81%of people are at risk of suffering  from a respiratory or dermatological condition because of their home. Experts call for an increased awareness of what is being termed ‘Toxic Home Syndrome’. Professor Peter Howarth comments: “There is a lot of noise about how outdoor air pollution affects your health, but we should look(…)

In lab tests, the antimicrobial ingredient triclosan spurs growth of breast cancer cells

Some manufacturers are turning away from using triclosan as an antimicrobial ingredient in soaps, toothpastes and other products over health concerns. And now scientists are reporting new evidence that appears to support these worries. Their study, published in the ACS journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, found that triclosan, as well as another commercial substance called octylphenol,(…)

Why living Indoors is so dangerous for human health

Most of us know that outside air is toxic, due to pollution from cars, factories and other chemicals that we breathe in. But, rarely do people understand how much worse it is living inside our homes and workplaces. Here is an info graphic to show you what goes on inside our homes

Where Asbestos is Found in the Environment and Its Effects

While asbestos is known to exist in thousands of manmade products, few people know that it is a natural mineral that can be found in the environment. Asbestos is not dangerous if left alone, however if it is broken or disturbed it can release fibrous dust into the air which is easily swallowed or inhaled.(…)

Reduce Chemicals to Increase Fertility

by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director, Healthy Child Healthy World On Valentine’s Day, the last thing you want to think about is whether toxic chemicals will prevent you from starting a family. But with rates of infertility on the rise and testosterone levels in decline, we may need to factor in chemical exposures to the future of(…)

Infants Ingest Dioxin at 77 Times EPA’s Safe Threshold

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A review of research conducted by independent laboratories and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that one of the most widespread and hazardous contaminants known to science enters the human body early in life at levels far higher than the EPA deems safe.