toxins

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

Despite warnings here, there, and everywhere, laundry pod poisonings are on the rise, and exposure to these pods is more dangerous than other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent. During a

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BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

Bagels, eggs, or oatmeal with a side of toxic herbicide? The latest findings from the Alliance for Natural Health-USA’s recent food safety tests are enough to make you want to lose your breakfast:

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Facts about harmful household mold + recipes for non-toxic homemade mold cleaners

Facts about harmful household mold + recipes for non-toxic homemade mold cleaners

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Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen List

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG's 2016 Dirty Dozen List

The average American eats almost 8 pounds of strawberries every year, and this sweet, beloved fruit now has the dubious “honor” of topping the Environmental Working Group‘s “Dirty

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EWG’s expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that “eco-friendly” products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

EWG's expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that "eco-friendly" products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

The writers and editors at Inhabitots pride ourselves on walking the eco-friendly walk and not just talking the talk, and most of us found ourselves staring with mouths agape in horror while looking up

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FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

The FDA has publicly supported removing toxic, endocrine-disrupting BPA from the lining of cans since 2010, but a newly released report entitled Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in

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Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

The cost of chemicals and toxins is difficult to calculate — given both the direct and indirect effect they can have on people and the environment. But a new study published in The Journal of

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Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Dangerous amounts of lead in the Flint, Michigan water systems have the entire country up in arms about water safety, but sadly, this issue is not isolated and is more widespread than we ever imagined. A

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UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

One in five children in the UK is obese by the time he or she finishes primary school. In an effort to combat the childhood obesity epidemic, the government is instituting a tax on sugary soda drinks in

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CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been quick to issue public warnings about the threat of contracting Zika virus, for people who plan on traveling to at-risk areas. Medical researchers are still

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Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Ah, the tween and teenage years: a time of rebellion, testing limits, and feeling frustrated with parents. It’s a little like toddlerhood, but with hormones and perhaps more concern for one’s

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Super lice are a pesticide-resistant problem in 25 states, but you can fight them naturally

Super lice are a pesticide-resistant problem in 25 states, but you can fight them naturally

“Hooray, my child has super lice!” said no parent ever. Unfortunately, ‘super lice’ is a phrase being used all too often this school year. Evidently, this year’s outbreak of head lice

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2016 “Who Owns Organic” chart shows independently owned organic companies may soon be a thing of the past

2016 "Who Owns Organic" chart shows independently owned organic companies may soon be a thing of the past

Image via The Cornucopia Institute – click image to see a pdf poster-sized version “Who Owns Organic,” is a popular infographic featuring independently owned organic food companies and

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Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems

Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems

Unclean and contaminated water sources might seem like a third world problem, but in our very own country a water-related health crisis has been emerging over recent months. An extremely high number of

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Campbell’s will be the first major food company to disclose GMO ingredients on its labels

Campbell's will be the first major food company to disclose GMO ingredients on its labels

Campbell’s Soup Company, which also serves as the parent company for brands such as Pepperidge Farms, Swanson, Prego, and V8, just announced that they will now begin disclosing genetically

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Early exposure to pesticides found to reduce children’s breathing capacity as much as secondhand smoke

Early exposure to pesticides found to reduce children's breathing capacity as much as secondhand smoke

A new study published in Thorax found that early exposure to pesticides was linked to about an 8% reduction in lung capacity or functioning in young children. 8% may not sound especially dramatic…

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Nearly every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body

Nearly every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body

The presence of largely unregulated chemicals found in a wide-range of consumer products including beauty, cleaning, and clothing isn’t exactly breaking news (check out some of our coverage here,

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