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Landmark Study Shows Our Bodies are Rife with Cancer-Causing Chemicals

The first inventory of its kind has found that hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans. The analysis from Environmental Working Group (EWG), based on more than 1,000 biomonitoring studies—which measure the burden of certain chemicals present in the human body—and other research by government agencies and independent scientists, found that up to 420 chemicals known or …

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April M. Short – The Creepy Way Processed Food Packaging Messes With Your Hormones

As if it weren’t already enough of a headache to find non-toxic, safe and healthy food to eat, a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspective[3] reveals that the packaging used to contain certain food products can impact your hormones. Researchers for the study found that people who eat more fast food have significantly increased rates of phthalates—industrial chemicals used …

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Jean Nick – 14 Unfortunate Green-Cleaning Mistakes

#1. Believing the word “natural” on a label. Unfortunately, the word “natural” (or “green” or “ecofriendly”) on a label or cleaning recipe is no guarantee a product is safe or even natural. If the ingredients aren’t clearly listed on the label, check out the brand’s website. If a cleaning product manufacturer still isn’t totally transparent about what’s in the bottle …

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Why You Should Never Microwave Your Food

Microwaving is a simple, convenient cooking option for people on the go. The microwave oven has been a mainstay in the US for 30+ years, virtually transforming society and how we view food. But despite its wonders, the question that’s been avoided remains: are microwaves the healthiest cooking option? The answer is, of course, no, as there are much better …

BPA exposure linked to autism spectrum disorder, study reports

A newly published study is the first to report an association between bisphenol-A (BPA), a common plasticizer used in a variety of consumer food and beverage containers, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. The study, by researchers at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), shows that BPA is not metabolized well …