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Mothers Exposed to Cleaning Chemicals Could Have Baby Boys With Genital Defects

Pregnant women who use cleaning products that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals could give birth to baby boys with genital defects, according to a new study conducted by researchers in southern F…

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What Are Plastics Doing to Our Children’s Brains?

Plastic isn't just bad for the environment. A group of chemicals added to plastic can impact human health...especially children's brains. They're called phthalates. Phthalates are found in hundred…

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Why You’ll Be Healthier if You Give Your Body a Make-up Break

A study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that American women unintentionally apply, on average, 168 different chemicals to their bodies each day. Many of those chemicals are d…

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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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The Natural Breast Cancer Breakthrough

Good news for sufferers of breast cancer and anyone looking to prevent the disease. Researchers may add medicinal mushrooms to the list of valuable cancer therapies, particularly when it comes to brea…

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How Phthalates Affect Your Sex Life (& How to Avoid Them)

"Not tonight, honey, I've had too many toxins!" I’m betting that when you consider the factors affecting your interest in sex you probably don’t consider toxic exposures. But new research presented…

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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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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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