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  • E-cigarettes
    Bad news for E-cigarettes as scientist finds worse toxins than cigarettes!
    E-cigarettes, thought to be safer than regular cigarettes, are found to be more dangerous! Who would have thought this device could be more dangerous? Did companies not carry out adequate research prior to marketing the device? Unfortunately, the...
  • Foam used in food containers feared as possible carcinogen
    Foam used in food containers feared as possible carcinogen
    A panel of 10 experts from the National Research Council had reaffirmed long held suspicions that styrene “may cause cancer.” The polystyrene polymer is widely used in plastic foam products used to store and serve food (such as...
  • Dr. Oz reveals the dangers of microwave popcorn
    Dr. Oz reveals the dangers of microwave popcorn
    During the May 1 episode of the Dr. Oz Show, Dr Oz along with Pediatrician Alan Greene shared the effects microwave popcorn has on the body. Popcorn itself is a very healthy smack but can be toxic when coupled with the chemicals carried into the...
  • Glass of dark beer
    Dark beer marinade cuts cancer-causing compounds on the grill
    After a particularly harsh winter, the snow has finally melted from the backyard grill. It’s time to start cooking outside again.Unfortunately, with barbecued meats come increased risks from cancer-causing compounds. But there’s good...
  • No more tears shampoo
    Johnson & Johnson 'No More Tears' is now 'no more carcinogens'
    Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's leading personal care products companies, has reformulated its baby products to phase out a toxic formaldehyde-releasing chemical, according to Ben Cook of Environmental Working Group (EWG).Sold with...
  • GMO food Labeling
    GMO food labeling chaos : what is really behind the label
    GMOs, shorthand for genetically modified organisms, are created when the genes of one species are inserted into another species. The purported purpose of such genetic engineering is to grow food with desired "good traits" such as...
  • Electronic cigarette smoking may not be better than other tobacco alternative
    Electronic cigarettes potentially as harmful as regular tobacco
    Studies now show that some brands of electronic cigarettes may be just as harmful as regular tobacco cigarettes. There have been carcinogenic compounds discovered in the liquid used in the cartridges in these items.Three models of the ten included...
  • California amps up regulation of toxic substances
    California amps up regulation of toxic substances
    For decades, California has been a leader in environmental issues. An example is its auto emission requirements, which, when first initiated, were the strictest in the nation. However, despite current regulations, many consumer products contain...
  • New health hazard: hookah smoking
    New health hazard: hookah smoking
    On December 13, the California Department of Public Health issued a warning that hookah smoking was at least as harmful as cigarette smoking. In recent years, smoking from Middle-Eastern-style water pipes has soared in California together with a...
  • Many baby products contain toxic flame retardants
    Many baby products contain toxic flame retardants
    On December 6, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) filed legal notices saying major retailers are violating California state law by not warning consumers about various baby products that contain potentially toxic-flame retardants. It noted...
  • Grilling and Smoking Your Food: Is it bad for you?
    Grilling and Smoking Your Food: Is it bad for you?
    I love my grill. Steaks, fish, vegetables, fruit; they all taste better with that fiery flame broiled flavor. But can it kill you? Recently, my mother in law went to have a checkup from her doctor. Upon receiving her bloodwork, he said she had to...
  • Smog harms health of developing fetus
    Smog harms health of developing fetus
    Los Angeles is known for its sunshine, and unfortunately, for its smoggy air. According to a new study, maternal exposure to smog results in behavioral problems to her offspring at age six to seven. The study was published online March 22 in the...
  • National Radon Action Month
    DEP reminds Pennsylvanians that January is National Radon Action Month
    Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can seep into homes through cracks in basements and foundations, and can build up inside to concentrations many times the...
  • Cells of cancer
    Dose, timing determine cancer risk from fetal exposure to carcinogens
    Heightened awareness of susceptibility of fetuses to carcinogens has many women very interested in manners to protect their unborn babies from such exposure. A new study shows that the dose and timing of exposure of the fetus to carcinogens...
  • Johnson & Johnson commits to phasing out carcinogens in baby shampoo
    Johnson & Johnson commits to phasing out carcinogens in baby shampoo
    The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has secured an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to reduce or gradually phase out trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing chemicals from Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo. This news will ease the fears of...