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Are Hidden Chemicals Making You Overweight?

Are you having trouble losing unwanted extra weight even though you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet and exercise?  Maybe the plastics in your life are adding inches to your waistline.  Resea…

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FDA Steps Up on Triclosan (kinda?)

Triclosan - a dangerous additive in antibacterial products - may be getting stricter regulation from the FDA, but does the new rule go far enough? The agency proposed a rule on December 15th that w…

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Feeling a little under the weather lately? One potential source of your illness could be your own home, thanks to the smorgasbord of toxins that tend to lurk inside, causing issues like breathing d…

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What’s in That Car Air Freshener?

Can't smell the forest for the tree air freshener hanging from the rear-view mirror? That's the concern of more and more people who report headaches, dizziness, and other negative symptoms from the "a…

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Exposed: Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in Air Fresheners

If you have been following my “EXPOSED” blog series you’re familiar with phthalates found in so-called “air-fresheners.” You know then that these toxic ingredients are linked with abnormally-developed…

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Exposed: Is Your Child’s Classroom Toxic?

When you consider that children spend almost as much time at school as they do at home, it’s imperative that the environment be a healthy one—or at least, a non-toxic one.  This is particularly true w…

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Exposed: The Shocking Truth About Air Fresheners

Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice.  You’ll be shocked …

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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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What Do Gay Frogs Tell Us About Our Water…and Ourselves?

The documentary film March of the Penguins, when released a few years back, was met, almost universally, with acclaim and collective praise. The film, which went on to make oodles of cash, documented …

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Parabens: Easy Greening

Have you noticed an increasing number of labels on personal care products with the words “paraben-free”? Parabens are synthetic chemicals used as an antimicrobial preservative and are found in a stagg…

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