Category Archives for "Health"

FDA Refuses To Ban Chemical Used In Rocket Fuel From Food Packaging

Though you’ve probably never heard of perchlorate, a quick look around your kitchen and pantry would reveal that this chemical — which is used in the production of rocket fuel — is everywhere. Perchlorate is utilized by the food industry in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food to reduce the buildup of […]

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New FDA Report On Pesticide Level In Fruits And Vegetables Increases Public Health Concerns

In September, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released its latest analysis of the pesticide residue found in fruits, vegetables, and other food eaten by Americans, and the data suggests that there’s reason for concern that such residues can lead to illness, disease, and even reproductive problems in those who consume them. EcoWatch notes that […]

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Some Of The Most Popular Products In Your Local Grocery Store May Contain A Deadly Weed Killer

Though you may be aware that glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, causes cancer, it might surprise you to know that many of the most popular products you see in your local grocery store contain residue of this extremely dangerous chemical, RealFarmacy reports: “Glyphosate is found in many other […]

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Study Shows Fracking Results In Toxic Chemical Exposure 2,000 Feet From Drilling Sites

We all know that fracking is bad for the environment and for human health. It’s just plain common sense. But now we have studies that prove it, including one performed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that says fracking exposes people to toxic chemicals up to 2,000 feet away from drilling […]

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New Research Reveals That 95 Percent Of Baby Food Contains Toxic Metals

Just released research from a group of scientists shows that 95 percent of the baby food currently on the market contains dangerous levels of toxic metals that have been shown to damage the development of children’s brains, EcoWatch reports: “Heavy metals that may damage a developing brain are present in 95 percent of baby foods […]

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Sludge From Sewage Treatment Plants Is Poisoning Dairy Products Across the U.S.

Art Schapp is a second-generation dairy farmer in New Mexico. And he recently had to dump 15,000 gallons of milk each and every day because it was contaminated with dangerous chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are also known as PFAS. Eco Watch reports that PFAS are used for multiple purposes: Numbering in […]

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Small Spikes In Air Pollution Have A Direct Impact On The Mental Health Of Children, New Study Shows

A new study shows that even very small spikes in air pollution can directly affect the mental health of children and lead to an increase in hospital visits for psychiatric issues, according to EcoWatch: “According to the study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, short-term spikes in ambient air pollution are linked with an […]

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