Tracking Hazardous Chemicals From Fast-Food Wrappers In The Body

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Research teams from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame have developed a new method that enables researchers to radiolabel three forms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances and track the fate of these chemicals when they enter the body. This is a significant and timely advancement […]

STINK! The Movie The Chemical Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

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From baby wipes and shampoo to floor cleaners and laundry detergents, many household consumer products contain toxic chemicals that are completely unregulated. This documentary, “Stink!”, sheds a light on this persistent problem. STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell […]

Research Finds Lawn Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk In Scottish Terriers

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Exposure to herbicide-treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, a discovery that could lead to new knowledge about human susceptibility to the disease, according to Purdue University scientists. A team of veterinary researchers including Lawrence T. Glickman has found an association between risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the […]

Phthalate compounds contaminating your glass of wine?

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We all know what risks our favourite wines and spirits pose to our health but now scientists reveal that the packaging of these drinks may be just as damaging. Is it time to leave that extra bottle of red on the supermarket shelf? Phthalate compounds are extremely widespread in our environment and are present in […]

Common Chemicals Linked To Osteoarthritis

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A new study has linked exposure to two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) with osteoarthritis. PFCs are used in more than 200 industrial processes and consumer products including certain stain- and water-resistant fabrics, grease-proof paper food containers, personal care products, and other items. Because of their persistence, PFCs have become ubiquitous contaminants of humans and wildlife. […]

Imported Seafood Is Full Of Chemicals, Drugs and Feces

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When you think of tainted seafood, you may think of the Gulf oil spill. But 80 percent of the fish and shrimp Americans eat actually comes from overseas. Most imported seafood, including shrimp, is from large fish farms in Asia, including China, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. There are also seafood or fish farms in Canada, […]

Eden Foods Using BPA-Free Cans

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You can sleep better knowing that Eden Organic’s cares about keeping it clean. No BPA in the cans, no non-organic ingredients used, and sodium is low. If you like the convenience of canned beans, Eden Organic is the way to go. Canned food not only provides long term storage and survives external contamination, but also […]

Teflon And Non-Stick Cookware Dangers

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A chemical used to make Teflon somehow got into the blood of everybody on earth. How did it get there? What does this mean for our health? Teflon is used everywhere. Odds are it’s touching you right now, if you are near any carpet covered with Stainmaster, are wearing any Gore-Tex, or are eating from […]