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The Scary Truth about Flame Retardants

A new HBO documentary takes an honest look at how toxic flame retardants became a standard component in our furniture. The film - Toxic Hot Seat - premiered on HBO on Monday, and you can check out …

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8 Natural Ways to Prevent Cancer

If you’re worried about cancer you don’t need to stand idly by with fingers crossed that it won’t strike you. There are many natural proven ways to help prevent cancer. Here are 8: Eat Organic-- A …

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Walmart to Phase Out 10 Toxic Chemicals

Walmart announced on Thursday, September 12 that cosmetics and cleaning product suppliers will be required to eliminate ten toxic chemicals from their products if they want them to be sold in Walmart …

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An Inside Look At How Pollution Causes Cancer

Cancer is one of the most feared and least understood diseases of our time. Although great strides have been made in understanding possible causes and best ways to treat, this new knowledge can someti…

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10 Cancer-Causers to Remove From Your Home

Given poor government regulation, many of the cleaning products available on the market contain "everyday" carcinogens such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, methylene chloride, and napthelene, as well a…

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7 of the Most Unhealthy, Cancer-Causing Foods

Let's face it: it's challenging to eat all-healthy foods all the time. Sometimes we just want an easy pre-processed meal for a late dinner, while other times we choose to indulge in a junky treat as a…

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9 Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Next Barbecue

There is a link between barbecued foods and an increased risk of cancer. Basically, when foods like meat or oils are heated over high temperatures or come in contact with flames, certain compounds can…

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Are There Carcinogens on Your Dental Floss?

When you talk about cutting excess plastic out of your life, your oral hygiene routine might not be the first thing that springs to mind. Sure, you're cutting the plastic in your kitchen and trying no…

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Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Baby Shampoo?

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock If you buy special shampoo for your baby, the last thing you'd expect it to contain would be known or suspected carcinogens... But if you live in the U…

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Smoking Cuts Life By Over a Decade

Still smoking?  Research conducted by the American Lung Association in its 2011 report “Trends in Tobacco Use” might change that.  According to their findings, cigarette smoking takes 13.2 years off a…

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