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Toxin Contaminated Drinking Water Affects Millions in the US

Toxin Contaminated Drinking Water Affects Millions in the US

A drinking water study found that toxin contaminated drinking water affects millions in the US. The study was published Oct. 14, 2020 in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Medical News today published an easier to understand version of it on Oct. 30, 2020. Details of the
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Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Cause Breast Cancer

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Cause Breast Cancer

A new study in the US showed that hair dyes and straighteners may cause breast cancer. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and published on Dec. 4, 2019. 46,709 black and white women were enrolled in the study. The participants aged 35–74 were c
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An Avocado Compound Can Improve Diabetes

An Avocado Compound Can Improve Diabetes

A Guelph research group has detected that an avocado compound can improve diabetes. They isolated avocatin B (AvoB), a fatty acid oxidation inhibitor. Researchers tested this first on mice. They fed mice a high fat diet for 8 weeks; half of them were fed avocatin B, the other half not
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Sunscreen In The Blood Stream

Sunscreen In The Blood Stream

The JAMA network has released a pilot study on May 6, 2019 examining sunscreen in the blood stream. The researchers chose 24 black volunteers for that study. Four common chemicals used in sunscreen products were applied to the skin and blood tests were subsequently taken. The question
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Chemicals With Consequences

Chemicals With Consequences

Some chemicals in the environment break down slowly, and as a result they become chemicals with consequences. There is a group of such persistent chemicals, perfluoroalky substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS for short. They have a strong bond between fluorine and a carbon
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Can We Trust Our Medications?

Can We Trust Our Medications?

When a substance that causes cancer was found in a European heart medication, people asked “can we trust our medications?” Tests results are out: in many European countries Valsartan, a heart medication shows contamination with a cancer causing substance. About 2300 samples went to 22
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The Dirty Dozen Among Fruit And Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen Among Fruit And Vegetables

If you eat organic fruit and vegetables, you likely are familiar with the dirty dozen among fruit and vegetables. Each year the Environmental Working Group is publishing the latest information about the most polluted fruit and vegetables. Here is the latest 2018 list of the “dirty doz
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Pesticides in Foods Affect Women’s Fertility

Pesticides in Foods Affect Women’s Fertility

A recent publication showed that pesticides in foods affect women’s fertility. The study was based on this publication. It found that the more women consumed fruit and vegetables contaminated with pesticides, the more there were health concerns. This affected predominantly women, thei
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Cancer Producing Chromium-6 In Drinking Water

Cancer Producing Chromium-6 In Drinking Water

News came out that the EPA (Environmental Protective Agency) did multiple measurements in drinking water samples throughout the US. This happened between 2012 and now and they found cancer producing chromium-6 in drinking water. History of cancer producing chromium-6 in drinking water
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Drugs In Salmon

Drugs In Salmon

In Puget Sound, Washington researchers found drugs in salmon. Juvenile Chinook salmon were tested for toxic compounds. The surprising fact was that researchers could find antidepressants, Tylenol, OxyContin, Benadryl, Prozac and Aleve (arthritis medication). Researchers  could demonst
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