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Nov 19 2014
Washing your hands with antibacterial soap may be dangerous, a new US study reveals. A chemical found in many liquid handwashes and other basic household products like shampoos and toothpaste has been linked to cancer. Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent of broad-spectrum and one of the most common additives used in a wide range of consumer products, from kitchenware to toys. Studies have also...
Nov 19 2014
November 21, 2014 This is the first generation that may not live as long as their parents. Childhood illness and obesity has more than tripled over the past few decades. Yet only 10% of cancers are genetic. The other 90% are caused by environmental factors. Could there be a connection between chemicals and this dramatic increase in sickness? Our children are exposed to more and more chemicals in...
Nov 14 2014
I have, on more than one occasion, eaten an entire pizza by myself. Like, recently. These moments are not my proudest, but here we are. Between May and August this year, I ordered pizza delivery for dinner an average of seven times per month. I ordered Italian an average of three times monthly, and healthy (?) helpings of noodles another three. Lunch burritos were a ritual. My fridge was packed...
Nov 14 2014
A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday. The potato’s DNA has been altered so that less of a chemical called acrylamide, which is suspected of causing cancer in people, is produced when the potato is fried. The new potato...
Nov 14 2014
It’s a shocking statistic that everyone should be talking about, 1 in every 3 kids in the United States is overweight or obese. What on earth could American children be eating to substantiate this scary statistic? This was the question which fueled author Rebeca Plantier’s inquiry into the school lunch programs of the French in her article, What French Kids Eat For School Lunch (It Puts Americans...

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