Brushing teeth

Toothpaste is one item that nearly everyone uses today, but what makes this concoction so special? Whether you brush your teeth once per day or three times per day, chances are that you’ve never taken the time to read that ingredient list. Even though toothpaste (in some form or another) has been around as long…

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Pee in pool

It has long been known that the chemicals used to treat pool water are toxic, but new research is showing that peeing in the pool creates even more hazardous chemicals! The two chemicals that are created when urine mixes with chlorine – thychloramine and cyanogen chloride – are not only associated with lung, heart and…

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Microwave popcorn bag

Studies have found perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the chemical notorious in the realm of nonstick cookware, in the lining of microwave popcorn bags. You’ve heard it before: Popcorn is supposed to be a healthy, low-calorie snack, right? Not necessarily. Putting aside for a moment the artificial butter and genetically modified corn that’s potentially in your popcorn…

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MSG Sneaky names

Monosodium Glutamate is linked to a host of health issues, including fibromyalgia, obesity, fatty liver, high insulin and blood sugar, high cholesterol, liver toxicity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, disturbance to the gut-brain connection, neurological and brain damage. What Is MSG? MSG, or monosodium glutamate, got its reputation as a flavor enhancer extracted from seaweeds…

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Sunscreen

Why wear sunscreen to protect you from the sun, when the chemicals in the sunscreen are far more harmful than the sun? Your skin is the largest organ of your body, yet few people realize its importance for their health. While keeping your heart, liver, and kidneys functioning properly is crucial, so is protecting your…

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Airplane

If the threat of your plane being  hijacked and crashed into a building by your own government wasn’t enough to make you think twice about flying commercially, here comes the best reason yet: flight attendants regularly spray chemical pesticides in the passenger cabins of airplanes. Vacations are supposed to help you feel relaxed, and happy…

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Receipt

Bisphenol A in receipts could be a major source of chemical exposure, a study suggests. Some researchers investigating human exposure to the harmful chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, believe that our biggest source of exposure is from food—probably because the chemical migrates into the food from its packaging or processing. Earlier this month, researchers found it…

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Breast Cancer parabens

New research has detected the presence of paraben esters in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues sampled.1 The study examined 40 women who were being treated for primary breast cancer.  In 60 percent of cases, five of the different esters were present.   Parabens are chemicals with estrogen-like properties, and estrogen is one of the hormones involved…

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Tampon Toxic

Imagine using a tampon for your first time and dying.  This is what happened to one teenage girl thanks to the deadly chemicals manufacturers put in tampons. Tampons provide the perfect porous, oxygen-filled, warm moist environment containing nutritious menstrual blood for bacteria to thrive to dangerous levels. Many tampons are known to contain toxic amounts…

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Sweating

A study published in 2008 reported that 90-95% of cancer cases are caused by environmental toxins, and that cancer can be prevented with major lifestyle changes. With more than 77,000 chemicals in active production in North America, scientists estimate that everyone alive today carries within their body at least 700 chemicals, most of which have…

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