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How Toxic Is Your Shower?

Studies have found disinfecting chemicals can be absorbed into your skin and lungs if you don't filter them out first. By Leah Zerbe, Rodale.com You don't want your bathing experience to be di…

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Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

It’s not just cell phones the WHO calls carcinogens. Now, according to this article, they’ve added coffee and pickled veggies to the list as well. Most of us aren’t chowing down regularly on pickle…

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8 Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer From Cell Phones

When I heard from the Associated Press that the World Health Organization just released this statement announcing that cell phones may indeed be carcinogenic, I felt my breath catch in my throat as I …

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6 Shocking Pollutants In Your Home

Shockingly, the air inside your home may be five times more polluted than what you breathe outdoors. It's time to clear things up. By Katherine Bowers, Women's Health All the major air…

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The Dangers of Triclosan & How to Avoid It

Triclosan, the controversial disinfectant that many associate with hand sanitizers, is actually in all manner of cosmetics and personal care products. The Trouble with Triclosan Triclosan is an anti…

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What Causes Cancer?

What causes cancer? When you think of all the things that are known or assumed to be cancer-causing and put them together--you end up with a list that is pretty daunting. This summary comes straig…

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Chemical in Canned Foods Could Be Toxic

A report claims that canned food exposes us to a harmful chemical at levels high enough to cause real damage. By Emily Main, Rodale.com Your can of soup could put your health at risk, and not ju…

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9 Tips for a Healthy BBQ

Summer is here at last!  And what summer would be complete without a delicious meal on the BBQ?  Yet, you’ve probably been hearing about the link between grilled food and cancer.  Here are 9 ways …

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Which Candles Emit Carcinogens?

As the days start their slow climb toward the winter solstice I always find myself lighting more and more candles to compensate for the diminishing sunlight. I love the warmth and flicker of light…

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Fire Retardants: The Toxics in Your Dust

It's in your dust. It's also in your blood. And your fat. Most likely it is in your child's halloween costume, the milk of most mothers you know, and your computer. It shows up in all the dust tested …

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