Archive for the "Chemical Toxicity" Category

Triclosan = Toxic Soap, Find Safer Soaps

Avoid Triclosan in soap

Picture by T.K. Naliaka – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Triclosan in soap, is it helping or harming us? That’s the question researchers at the University of California, San Francisco asked. Triclosan is added to soap to supposedly make it tougher against the germs. Thousands of other products also contain this synthetic chemical including cosmetics, acne creams, and Colgate Total toothpaste

UCSF researchers decided to determine how much triclosan people absorb. Since doctors and nurses wash their hands repeatedly throughout the day, they seemed like a good group to study. The study included 38 doctors and nurses at 2 different … Read the rest

Toxic Chemical Villains Hollywood Style


Meet these wacky characters. You have to laugh at these wacky characters despite their devastating effects on our bodies.

Toxic chemicals abound in our environment. You must be very knowledgeable and vigilant to avoid them. So these folks created a humorous way to present the villains, Hollywood style by bringing them onto the red carpet to give them the “Toxie” awards.

You met the mercury villain in the video above. You can meet his toxic compatriots, BPA, Yellow Soap, Flame Retardants, Lead and others here:

The Toxies: Exposed – All Webisodes

Toxic chemicals abound in our environment.

You must … Read the rest

Are Your Personal Care Products Really Safe?

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Your skin is your largest organ, and anything you put on it should contain only the best and safest ingredients from nature. So before slathering lotion or body wash on your skin, take a look at this infographic on toxic chemicals found in personal care products. Discover these common yet deadly chemicals and how they can potentially sabotage your health and well-being.

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Migraines Triggered by BPA in Plastics

Migraines afflict 18% of women (27 million women in the United States) and 6% of men and finding the underlying cause of these debilitating headaches can be quite elusive.


Recent research at Kansas University found one possible trigger for migraines – BPA! Bisphenol A lurks in plastic products and has estrogen- like properties. By causing estrogen levels to rise in the body it may trigger migraines.


Female rats were used in this study since they get headaches similar to humans. When a migraine strikes a rat they avoid light, sound, grooming, and routine movements. (Who would have … Read the rest

Recycle Plastic

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Plastic Bottles Environmental Impact

By guest author Judith Sambrailo

Bottled water has been purported to be safer than tap and is clearly more convenient, so what’s the problem?  Bottled water generates tons of refuse.  Each year, Americans throw away 26 billion bottles and only 15% are recycled.  On top of that, 16.5 billion gallons of water is wasted to supply Americans with “convenient” access to water.  The bottles are made of plastic that does not biodegrade, becoming a permanent component of our landfills.  In 2005 nearly 2 million tons of plastic water bottles were sent to the landfill as opposed to being recycled.

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Safer Personal Care Products

Several years ago I asked you to share your research on finding personal care products that were free of noxious chemicals. You responded generously and I published that information in a newsletter.

 I’m sending this information again in this newsletter. Would you please review it and see if anything should be changed, deleted or added. You may have found some wonderful new safer personal care products since the last time I published this list.

 My reader’s suggestions:

Thanks to all of you who sent in your recommendations for safer personal care products, cosmetics, and cleaning products. All of us appreciate … Read the rest

5 Things You Should Know About Formaldehyde

By guest author  Debbie Davis

Being forced to breathe formaldehyde that is off gassing from products in your home or office is literally sickening.  Here are 5 pieces of information about this chemical that will help you eliminate it successfully.

The EPA’s Opinion–As the primary overseer of environmental issues, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in about how much formaldehyde is acceptable indoors. They define elevated levels as above.1 ppm (parts per million), and recognize that newer homes that use large amounts of pressed wood products are likely to have levels of.3 ppm or higher.

This quote directly … Read the rest