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The Shocking Ingredients in Cigarettes

If you think cigarettes are simply dried tobacco leaves rolled in paper, you're about 597 ingredients off. The tobacco industry has become master mixologists with the additives. Some ingredients are a…

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Welcome To DisneyLead: Toxicity Found in the Magic Kingdom

I recently had the semi-pleasure of visiting the “happiest place on earth,” otherwise known as Disneyland, California. Disneyland loomed large for me as a kid growing up in Southern California, and I …

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Got Heavy Metals in Your Soil?

Urban gardens have become a popular pastime for city dwellers looking to add a touch of beauty and homegrown vegetables into their lives. However, the chances of toxins lurking below your homegr…

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Health Supplement May Contain Lead

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid a product called VitaBreath. VitaBreath is sold at health fairs and online. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene …

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Dietary Supplements Contain Lead, Arsenic, and More

Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and pesticide residues are finding their way into your herbal dietary supplements, according to a recent Congressional investigation and reported in The New York T…

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Heavy-Metal Toxicity: 16 Ways to Limit Your Exposure

By Catherine Guthrie, Experience Life What would you think if someone asked you to consume a dose of heavy metals every day for the rest of your life? Most likely, you'd be horrified. But truth b…

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Go PVC-Free for Back-to-School

Parents across the country are stocking up on the latest binders and lunchboxes over the next few weeks. But while it's easy to know the healthiest foods to pack in those lunchboxes, many parents are…

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Please Remove Shoes Before Entering?

Do you remove your shoes before entering your home? Some people forbid shoes in their homes, while others consider being asked to remove their shoes nothing short of offensive. I have friends with Ple…

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Give Unsafe Lipstick the Kiss-Off!

Did you know that during a recession, lipstick sales rise? Apparently it's a small luxury that acts as the perfect pick-me-up during trying times. Unfortunately, that little boost might just be toxic.…

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Lunchboxes: Easy Greening

Some of us are so focused on the challenge of what to put in our kids’ lunchboxes that we don’t consider the lunchbox itself. But a 2006 report found disturbing amounts of lead in vinyl lunchboxes. Th…

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