toxins

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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Health Alert: Top-selling nail polish brands contain an endocrine disruptor that seeps into women’s bodies

Health Alert: Top-selling nail polish brands contain an endocrine disruptor that seeps into women's bodies

Ahh, that distinctive nail polish smell. Love it or hate it on first whiff, that odor is often due to a strong mix of artificial fragrances and a panoply of other chemicals. According to a new study from

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Switching to organic fruits and veggies may significantly reduce pesticide levels in kids’ bodies within just a few days

Switching to organic fruits and veggies may significantly reduce pesticide levels in kids' bodies within just a few days

A small study published in Environmental Health Perspectives is making a strong case for eating organic fruits and veggies. The study, which involved 40 California children (with 20 living in Oakland and

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6 scary home air pollutants to avoid this Halloween & beyond

6 scary home air pollutants to avoid this Halloween & beyond

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Public health emergency declared in Flint, Michigan as lead levels in local water supply spike, poisoning children

Public health emergency declared in Flint, Michigan as lead levels in local water supply spike, poisoning children

“Drink more water!” It’s a common plea to kids from their parents, but for residents of Flint in Michigan, drinking water is causing more harm than good: the city has recently declared

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Pop and Lolli’s coloring wallpaper beckons kids to decorate the walls

Pop and Lolli's coloring wallpaper beckons kids to decorate the walls

Remember the lickable wallpaper decorated with a variety of fruit flavors in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Pop and Lolli‘s coloring wallpaper is even better than that! We’re not

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Children exposed to indoor insecticides are 47% more likely to be diagnosed with childhood leukemia

Children exposed to indoor insecticides are 47% more likely to be diagnosed with childhood leukemia

The pesticides you may be using to keep your home free of bugs and your yard looking sharp may be putting your kids at a much greater risk for developing any number of childhood cancers. A new analysis

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Phthalates linked to miscarriage – pregnant women advised to avoid three specific toxins

Phthalates linked to miscarriage - pregnant women advised to avoid three specific toxins

Phthalates, we have established, are bad news and have been linked to childhood obesity, lower IQ, and type 2 diabetes. Evidence also continues to mount in their role in miscarriages. A new study of

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Fisher-Price opposes CA bill that would require labeling baby products that contain toxic flame retardant chemicals

Fisher-Price opposes CA bill that would require labeling baby products that contain toxic flame retardant chemicals

Fisher-Price has come under fire numerous times over the past several years for its wishy-washy stance on toxic flame retardant chemicals. Now, a new chapter has opened in the controversy, as the toy and

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Interactive map shows if your child’s school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto’s Roundup

Interactive map shows if your child's school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto's Roundup

Map of Estimated Glyphosate Application Chemical and GMO companies say that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is very safe. But in reality, this herbicide is a toxic chemical

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