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 […]

Hazardous Chemicals Discovered In Flavored E-Cigarette Vapor

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Building on more than 30 years of air quality research in some of the most polluted urban environments on Earth, a team of atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) has turned their attention toward the growing e-cigarette industry and the unidentified effects of vaping on human health. New research published this week in […]

Flame Retardants: Human Hair And Nails Can Tell Toxic Secrets

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Chemicals used as flame retardants that are potentially harmful to humans are found in hair, toenails and fingernails, according to new research from Indiana University. The discovery of an easily available biomarker should ease the way for further research to determine the human impact of chemicals commonly found in the environment, including in indoor dust, […]

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 […]

‘Runoff’ Movie A Thriller Of Everyday Farm Life Dangers, Harsh Realities And Sacrifice

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RUNOFF¬†¬†explores what might a loving wife and mother do in hopes of pulling her family from the brink of financial disaster? The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when […]

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. […]

Cancer-Causing Products In The Average Home

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Cancer remains to be at the top of the list of the most common causes of fatalities. This fatal disease can affect anyone. Could you be using, or even consuming, cancer-causing chemicals? And there are everyday items that increase the risk of cancer. These products contain a wide-range of carcinogenic and other toxic ingredients and […]

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 […]