See which fast food companies are using cancer causing packaging laced with fluorine-based chemicals – NaturalNews.com - 7 Highlights with LINER. (Natural News) Typically when we order fast food, we think we know what we’re getting into; overly processed food that has been chemically altered to taste good and become addictive, as well as containing high levels of sodium, fat, and cholesterol.
If that wasn’t enough to keep people away, a recent study has found that the chemical makeup of the packaging on fast food items is just as harmful as what’s in fast food items. The Silent Spring Institute discovered that one-third of fast food packaging tested contained fluoridated chemicals. These poly-fluorochemicals, or PFC’s, contain a synthetic coating which is used on fast food packages to keep grease from seeping out. PFC’s are also used to make water and stain repellent coatings like Teflon. These chemicals are linked to several health concerns including increased LDL cholesterol levels, fertility problems, kidney and testicular cancer, reduced hormone function, and thyroid disease. Contaminated seafood from China is flooding the United States, are you safe? – NaturalNews.com. (Natural News) Do you really know what is going to be on your plate when you purchase seafood?
There’s a good chance you don’t — and maybe you don’t want to know. Seafood laced with antibiotics is flooding the marketplace here in the U.S., and if that isn’t disturbing enough, most of this seafood is coming from China — where it was most likely raised on pig feces. Upwards of 80 percent of the seafood in the U.S. is imported, and a good portion of that is of Chinese origin. In 2016, it was estimated that nearly 30 percent of the seafood Americans eat actually comes from China. In 2014, $2.9 billion worth of seafood was imported from the nation, making it the third largest importer to the States. As Bloomberg describes, livestock pens are scattered among the Chinese fisheries. Upwards of 90 percent of the antibiotics shovel-fed to pigs pass through their digestive systems intact and without degradation.
Pesticides. Honeybees get most of their pesticide load from nonfarm plants, study finds. Fluoride. Miscellaneous Toxins. BPA. Flame Retardants. Electromagnetic Radiation. Do Your Buns Contain Yoga Mat? Disposal of Toxic Products. The Horrific Truth About Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide. By Dr. Mercola In recent weeks, we’ve learned some very disturbing truths about glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, which is generously doused on genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready crops. GE crops are typically far more contaminated with glyphosate than conventional crops, courtesy of the fact that they’re engineered to withstand extremely high levels of Roundup without perishing along with the weed.
Are You Putting These 18 Toxic Chemicals On Your Body Every Day? Want to detoxify your personal care routine, but don't know know where to start?
Read the labels, and steer clear of products with these noxious chemicals! DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) These three hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing agents — research indicates a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. Lead Paint, Other Toxic Products Banned In U.S. Still Exported To Unsuspecting Customers Abroad. Not until Perry Gottesfeld pulled up to the front gates of Seigneurie in Cameroon did he realize the African country's leading paint manufacturer was owned by a U.S.
-based corporation. "A big sign read PPG," Gottesfeld, executive director of the nonprofit Occupational Knowledge International, recalled from his March 2011 visit to the factory. "We were shocked. " The reason for the surprise: His research team had just discovered that more than 40 percent of Seigneurie house paints on the market in Cameroon contained high levels of lead, with the neurotoxic heavy metal accounting for up to half the weight of some paints. House paint containing lead -- added as an inexpensive way to brighten color, speed drying and prevent corrosion -- was banned in the U.S. more than three decades ago. Judge says no to release of fracking chemical list.
Wyoming Wins Fracking Lawsuit When Judge Sides With State Oil And Gas Conservation Commission. Chemical Creep: How Toxic Chemicals Are Sneaking Into Your Food, And Your Body. Brent Collett already had some inklings about the pervasiveness of hormone-mimicking chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA).
He knew, for example, that salmon in the Puget Sound near his Seattle-area home were showing signs of exposure to the chemicals, including feminization and intersex traits. And Collett knew the chemicals had been linked to an increasing number of health problems in humans as well, especially in developing babies and children. But he still couldn't have predicted the test results that came back after his family, including his two kids, restricted themselves for five days to a diet of organic foods that never touched plastic between the farm and their plates. Nanoparticles Added To Food Without Adequate Safety Tests. There’s an unexpected new ingredient sneaking its way into some of the food we eat every day—and you won’t find it on any labels.
Called nanoparticles, these microscopic materials are around 1/100,000th the width of a strand of human hair. Because they're so small, nanoparticles exhibit a wide array of unique properties by virtue of their size. Sometimes, nanoparticles occur naturally—the titanium dioxide powder used in frostings and confectioner’s sugar, for instance, contains naturally occurring nanoparticles. But in recent years, engineered nanoparticles—tweaked to display certain properties—have increasingly been added to food packaging, pesticides, and supplements, among a host of other products.
Michael Green: The Flame Retardant Story the Chemical Industry Didn't Want You to Hear. In the mid-1970s, scientists discovered frightening news. Lab studies showed that a chemical widely used in every day products could cause genetic mutations. The chemical, chlorinated Tris, was used as a flame retardant by makers of children's pajamas, but the studies prompted action, and Tris was banned from pajamas in 1977.
So last week it shocked parents when our team at the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced our findings: This chemical, now known to cause cancer and linked to developmental problems and altered hormones, is still widely used in baby products and products for young children. News reports on our findings began to raise the alarm. Following November news stories on a study that found Tris in couches nationwide, the national news media showed interest in CEH's baby products findings. Perfluoroalkyls Used in Fast Food Wrappers Show Up in Human Blood. December 01, 2010 | 320,240 views Share.
How Natural is Natural? 10 Ways to Tell if a Product Is (Or Isn`t) Really Natural. Written by Beth Greer.
“Natural,” “Nontoxic,” or even “Eco-Safe” on the label of your shampoo, deodorant or makeup, makes you think it’d be made with healthy, safety-tested ingredients, right? Well, not always. Unlike drugs, The FDA doesn’t review cosmetic or personal care ingredients for safety before they hit the market. Toxic Dangers: The Plight Of A Protective Parent In A Chemical World.
(Illustration by Frank Stockton) Ed Brown recalls the “funny taste” of Darth Vader’s legs.
He also remembers how it never stopped him from chewing more teeth marks into his Star Wars action figure. Arsenic In Agriculture Enjoys Comeback In Poultry Feed, Pesticides. Industrial food production has enlisted many innovative, albeit controversial, tools in recent years -- broad-spectrum pesticides and genetically modified organisms, for example.
But, as concerned experts point out, large-scale crop and livestock producers haven't tossed out all of their old tools just yet. "Arsenic still enjoys extensive use in U.S. agricultural activities," said Konstantinos Makris, an environmental health expert at the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in association with Harvard School of Public Health. As The Huffington Post reported earlier this month, recent studies suggest that potentially harmful levels of the known carcinogen -- also a suspected hormone disruptor -- have infiltrated fruit juices and rice products, in addition to its known presence in some sources of drinking water. American farmers relied heavily on pesticides containing arsenic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
99 Percent of Pregnant Women in US Test Positive for Chemical Exposure. February 05, 2011 | 30,159 views Share Virtually all pregnant women in the U.S. carry multiple chemicals in their bodies.
This chemical load includes some banned since the 1970's, as well as others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products. A new study marks the first time that the number of chemicals to which pregnant women are exposed has been counted. What Biotech Pesticides Are Doing to Our Bodies. Arsenic's Lethal Legacy: How A Notorious Poison Permeates Our Food And Drink. Annie Spiegelman: Bee Deviled: Scientists No Longer Bumbling Over Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder.
Photo courtesy of Kyle Anderson Photography Though worldwide bee health has been on the decline since the 1990s, it wasn't until the fall of 2006 that beekeepers nationwide began noticing millions of bees vanishing from their hives. Annie Spiegelman: Bee Deviled: Scientists No Longer Bumbling Over Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder. Photo courtesy of Kyle Anderson Photography Though worldwide bee health has been on the decline since the 1990s, it wasn't until the fall of 2006 that beekeepers nationwide began noticing millions of bees vanishing from their hives. Investigating The Toxicity Of Johnson's Baby Shampoo.