ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

 

Perchlorates: REPORT ON WIDESPREAD ROCKET FUEL POLLUTION IN NATION’S FOOD AND WATER

“Scientists warn that the chemical, known as perchlorate, could cause thyroid deficiency in more than 2.2 million women of childbearing age.” read more…

 

Cleaning Products Can Harm Your Children

“Growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly cleaning products has moved “green” cleaning supplies from a fringe industry to an economic powerhouse that has attracted the attention of big corporations.” read more…

 

Radiation Ovens: The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking

“Is it possible that millions of people are ignorantly sacrificing their health in exchange for the convenience of microwave oven?” read more…

 

Is Your Office Ergonomic? The Amazing Difference 10 Simple No-Cost Steps Can Make Soy Myth Exposed: Soy is Not a Health Food

“Cornell University has released much-needed ergonomic guidelines for computer users, designed to make your workstation a more comfortable, efficient and user-friendly place to be. And with the longer and longer hours that many Americans are now spending in front of their computer screens at work and at home, they couldn’t have come at a better time.” read more…

 

How to Avoid the Top 10 Most Common Toxins

“There are many upsides to living in a modern, high-tech society (like having access to the Internet and digital cameras and MP3 audio players to name a few of my favorites.) But as with most things in life and in nature, whether you call it yin and yang, balance or the principle that opposites attract, with the upside comes a significant downside.” read more…

 

Fats, Hydrogenation, Margarine

“A fat is distinguished from oil by its physical consistency. At room temperature, if solid, it is considered a fat; if liquid, an oil. In the natural state, however, either fat or oil can gradually revert to liquid or solid by having the temperature raised or lowered. The characteristic solidity or liquidity depends, generally, on the degree of saturation of the fatty acids. The more solid they are, the higher the saturation; the fluid oils are nearly all unsaturated to some degree.” read more…

 

All-Natural Fruit Juices are Not as Healthy as You Think

“Preschoolers who are already on the heavy side and drink one to two sweet drinks a day might be at greater risk of becoming obese. Some of these sweet drinks include Kool-Aid with sugar and all-natural apple juice. This finding might come as a surprise to parents who make a point of buying fruit drinks without added sugars for their children.” read more…

 

Prozac, Painkillers & Hormones Found in Tap Water

“Residues of hormones are well known to disrupt the reproductive abilities of amphibians and fish. There is also suspicion that antibiotic residues working their way up the food chain may promote resistance to the drugs, while many other medications could harm fetuses, and people who are ill or infirm.” read more…

 

Genetically Engineered Foods May Pose National Health Risk

“In a study in the early 1990’s rats were fed genetically modified (GM) tomatoes. Well actually, the rats refused to eat them. They were force-fed. Several of the rats developed stomach lesions and seven out of forty died within two weeks. Scientists at the FDA who reviewed the study agreed that it did not provide a “demonstration of reasonable certainty of no harm.” read more…

 

“The Disappearing Nutrients in America’s Orchards

“To get the same calcium content from fresh veggies today as when JFK was president, you’d have to eat twice as much broccoli. To get the same amount of iron as when the Beatles were singing “We All Live in a Yellow Submarine,” you’d have to eat four times as many collard greens. ” read more…

 

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