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Food packaging chemicals may be harmful to human health over long term

Posted February 20, 2014

The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists. This is because most of these substances are not inert and can leach into the foods we eat, they say. Despite the fact that some of these chemicals are regulated, people who eat packaged or processed foods are likely to be chronically exposed to low levels of these substances throughout their lives. And far too little is known about their long term impact.

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Plastics chemicals linked to diabetes in women; blacks and Hispanics most exposed

Posted July 30, 2012

A group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women – up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research led by Harvard scientists.

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6 All Natural and Organic Bug Sprays

Posted April 18, 2012

While some people tend to attract more mosquito bites than others, due to their body temperature or carbon dioxide output, everyone is at risk for finishing a relaxing summertime walk with large, red itchy welts. But are conventional insect repellents the only effective solution?

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Surprise treatment for chemo side effect

Posted July 6, 2011

Despite the many alternative natural options in the fight against cancer, many people still choose the mainstream route. And that’s going to be the case for a long time, considering the way the mainstream shuns natural medicine. But it’s no secret that chemotherapy leaves the body ravaged. For people who choose chemo, the new challenge becomes how to keep the side effects to a minimum–which often means MORE drugs and MORE side effects.

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Flaxseed Cuts Death Risk from Radiation Exposure

Posted July 2, 2011

Potassium iodide can help reduce the risk of thyroid cancer if exposed to ionizing radiation. Now a new study suggests a diet that includes flax seed supplements may help reduce the risk of dying from radiation, while also protecting against radiation-induced damage to the lungs.

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Phytoremediation: You can grow plants that help eliminate radiation in the soil

Posted June 21, 2011

Concerns about radioactive materials accumulating in soil and water since the nuclear accident in Japan this year have led individuals to look at natural ways to clean their property of possible radiation. One method worthy of examination is phytoremediation. Phytoremediation uses plants to detoxify areas contaminated by the accumulation of hazardous substances, heavy metals and pollutants such as radioactive material.

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A Must-Read For All Parents To Reduce Child Exposure To Toxic Chemicals At Home

Posted June 17, 2011

Leading Canadian health and environmental experts have issued a list of the top five ways parents can protect their children from toxic substances in and around the home.

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98% Of Apples Have Pesticide Residues, USA

Posted June 14, 2011

America’s second-most popular fruit – apples – climbed to the top of the “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits; in a yearly survey by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture), 98% of them were found to have pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group, which released its seventh edition of EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

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Study: Animals and humans eat clay to rid toxins

Posted June 11, 2011

The phrase “eat dirt” takes on a whole new meaning when used by biologists, who have widely observed that humans, birds and mammals all engage in geophagy. A new Cornell study concludes that in humans, it’s best explained as providing protection from dietary chemicals, parasites and pathogens.

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Organic Farming Finds a Growing Fan Base in India

Posted June 9, 2011

On Thakur Dasís farm in northern India, rice fields stretch into the distance, creating a chartreuse sea of waist-high stalks. Mr. Das, 59, gazed out at the crops on his small farm, about 16 kilometers from the city of Dehra Dun, where he grows rice, wheat and corn in rotation, as well as turmeric and beans. It looked to be another plentiful harvest. ìToo much growth,î he joked.

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