Flushing Drugs Into The Environment

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New studies indicate that potent pharmaceutical drugs flushed into the environment through human and animal sewage could be one of the causes of a global wildlife decline.

Research published in September, 2015 indicates that half of the world’s wild animals had been wiped out in the last 40 years and that in freshwater habitats, […]

Toxic Toilet Paper?

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The FDA refused in July of this year to ban bisphenol A (BPA), the toxic chemical that leaches out of plastic containers and cans and into our foods.

Now there is more disturbing news about BPA and it’s chemical “cousin” bisphenol S (BPS).  According to two recent studies both toxins are present in […]

Helpful Tips To Prevent Allergies

Woman with allergiesAllergy refers to an exaggerated reaction of the immune system in response to bodily contact to specific foreign substances. Most substances that cause allergies are harmless and have no effect on people who are not allergic. The word allergy is also used to describe many abnormal responses which have no connection with medicine.

The medical use of the word is to mean particular hypersensitiveness, which may be mild or severe. The more common symptoms of hypersensitivity are asthma, urticaria and hay fever.

There are several well recognized types of allergy:

  1. Atopy   –  allergy involving inherited tendencies
  2. Bacteria Allergy 
  3. Food Allergy
  4. Fungus Allergy
  5. Drug Allergy
  6. Contact Allergy
  7. Serum Sickness
  8. Physical Allergy

Allergic symptoms can be brought about by inhalation, ingestion, infection, injection, contact and by physical agents like light, heat or cold.The allergic reaction is considered to be an antigen-antibody reaction. Substances that often cause reactions are:  Continue reading Helpful Tips To Prevent Allergies

Detoxify to Stop Disease, Reverse Aging, and Improve Health

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All the wealth in the world is useless if we’re unhealthy. We can’t enjoy our life if our body is weak and unable to function properly.  We can miss all the wonderful things offered by our world today.  Too exaggerated?  Well, not likely. As much as we want to enjoy our life to […]

Detoxification, how does it work?

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When we are overworked it is easy to overindulge and throw all the diet rules out of the window. Rich and/or processed foods also come with a substantial price tag like, indigestion, constipation, gas and acid reflux.  So, how can you restore your body back to health?  Simple, the first thing to do […]

Danger! Smelly Cars Can Be Hazardous To Your Health.

Does your car have a certain air about it?  Ours did.

Two years ago, in the middle of a hot summer, we noticed a bad smell in our Jeep.  After cleaning out the car and checking the front grill and the undercarriage for road kill, I still couldn’t find the source of the odor.

The smell got worse as the days went by, and we had to drive with the windows down wherever we went.  We absolutely wouldn’t allow any of our friends to ride with us.

I finally found the source of the stink, a half-full plastic milk bottle from a McDonald’s Happy Meal wedged under the front seat.

Some odors in our cars, like this one, are merely unpleasant and troublesome.  Other odors may be hazardous to our health.

In the simply unpleasant category go smells from leftover fast food meals, from Rover, from the exercise clothes and towels in the gym bag in the back seat, from body odor, and from crud tracked in on our shoes, all more hazardous to our reputation and driving pleasure than to our health.  Continue reading Danger! Smelly Cars Can Be Hazardous To Your Health.

Household Cleaners Linked To Breast Cancer In Women

Household cleaners linked to breast cancer in womenA study recently published in the magazine “Environmental Health” found a greater incidence of breast cancer among women who frequently used household cleaners.  Julia Brody, PhD, executive director of the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass., who led the study, and her fellow researchers conducted telephone interviews with 787 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and 721 women who did not have breast cancer.  The women were asked about the frequency of their use of household cleaners.

The links between breast cancer and household cleaners was found to be the greatest among women who used combined cleaning products (many different products used together).  The risk of breast cancer was about twice as high for the women who used many different products compared to women who said they used the least.

“The use of air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control were associated with increased risk” according to Dr. Brody.

Several household products contain synthetic chemical ingredients linked to cancer or other health problems.  You can find a list of hazardous ingredients in household products here .

Indoor air pollution is one of the nation’s most pressing personal health concerns according to the EPA.  They found peak concentrations of 20 toxic compounds to be 200 – 500 times higher inside some houses than outside according to a study that tested 600 homes in 6 cities.  Some of these compounds can be found in household cleaning products.

What are some of the symptoms caused by chemicals in household products?  Indications include runny nose, skin rash, a scratchy throat, respiratory infections, itchy eyes, dizziness, fatigue, and headaches.  Continue reading Household Cleaners Linked To Breast Cancer In Women

Cancer Panel Fingers Toxic Chemicals

householdchemsThis post on the link between toxic chemicals and cancer from 2010 has been updated on 9/19/2016 to include a link at the bottom to the most recent report from The President’s Cancer Panel.

In a report from the mainstream of scientific and medical thinking, the President’s Cancer Panel released a report in May, 2010 declaring that chemicals threaten our health.  This validates the concerns that many people have had about the effects of toxins on our health.

The panel is not some environmental fringe group with an agenda.  Established in 1971, the panel reports directly to the president and is comprised of 3 distinguished experts who review America’s cancer program.

In their 200 page report, the Cancer Panel recommends a much more vigorous regulation of chemicals, concluding that chemicals can have a far-reaching impact on our health.

We are exposed to toxic chemicals in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and in the food we eat.  The proliferation of chemicals in water, air, foods, and household products is suspected as a factor in the increase in some cancers, particularly in children.  Continue reading Cancer Panel Fingers Toxic Chemicals