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700 Chemicals in Average Human Body, and How Sweating Can Detoxify Them

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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Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

A recently published Harvard University study analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas. In a 32-page report that can be downloaded free of charge from Environmental Health Perspectives,1…

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Yoga Mats Off-Gas 108 Different Toxic Chemicals

With increased interest in yoga also comes an increase in the numbers of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) yoga mats sold across the country. Completely at odds with the yoga philosophy of a healthy planet, PVC yoga mats off-gas some 108 different chemicals, which are then breathed in and absorbed through the lungs and skin. Phthalates in…

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Is it Safe to Shower in Chlorinated Tap Water?

Bacteria and pathogens are removed from most municipal water supplies using chlorine.  The problem is, after chlorine is added and its job is done, it is not removed before it re-enters the water supply and our homes.  The result is water contaminated with chlorine (and MANY other harmful chemicals) entering our homes and many people…

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Over 100 Toxic Chemicals Released from Vinyl Shower Curtains

As many as 100 toxic chemicals associated with adverse health effects are released into the air from PVC vinyl shower curtains according to “Volatile Vinyl: The New Shower Curtain’s Chemical Smell,” a new study released by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), the Washington Toxics Coalition, People For Puget Sound, and the Toxic-Free…

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Study: Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals and Petrochemicals

New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating.  Sweating has long been known…

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