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Scientists Look to Baby Eagles to Determine How Contaminated Our Environment Is

Scientists in Wisconsin have hit on a new way to determine how exposed we humans are to toxic chemicals in the environment: They're asking baby eagles. Well, "asking" may put too nice a spin on it.…

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10 Environmental Actions That Could Help You Avoid Cancer

Cancer. The word alone is enough to send shivers down one's spine. It seems to come out of nowhere, and when it strikes, it can be deadly. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to minimize our expo…

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Pregnant? Trying To Get Pregnant? Get A Blood Lead Test!

Oh the many steps to take to safeguard your growing baby while pregnant! While most of us consider factors like eating well and getting enough sleep, far too often critical environmental factors are o…

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How to Remove Lead From Your Home

We all know lead is toxic, which is why it's not allowed in paint and children's toys because of the associated health risks. But were you aware that many other products are allowed to contain lead,…

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Are Red Vines Really Lead Vines?

  Red Vines is voluntarily recalling some of its†black licorice twists after the product was found to have more than double the amount of lead recommended for pregnant women and children. T…

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California Condors Face Threat of Lead Poisoning

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger Good News Followed by Bad It wasn't too long ago that I wrote about the ongoing success story of the California Condor. After almost going extinct, its pop…

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Testing Lead Levels in Baby Bald Eagles

Researchers on Prince Edward Island are taking blood samples from eagle nestlings to better understand why lead is showing up in an increasing number of dead and injured bald eagles in Atlantic Canada…

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The Staggering Plight of the Honeybee

Photo Courtsey Of: iStockphoto/Thinkstock Bees have been dying off around the world for more than a decade now, a phenomenon that has been named "Colony Collapse Disorder," or CCD. The U.S. and t…

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32 Surprising Sources of Toxic Heavy Metals

Heavy metal is a serious threat to the health of your body and brain. Iím not referring to Ozzy Osbourne or Metallica here, although too much headbanging has probably damaged more than a few brain cel…

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How Much Lead is in My Lipstick?

  Is there lead in your lipstick? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an analysis of the lead content in 400 lip products and the answer is a resounding yes. But does that mean we …

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