Research has shown that there are worrying levels of some harmful chemicals (such as bisphenol A, hexachlorobenzene, PCBs and PERC) in human breast milk. This is of concern to us all – the research has been done on breast milk because it is easy to gather for testing. But there’s no reason to believe that the chemicals from the mother’s body that are getting expressed in breast milk are not also chemicals found in most other people.
Environmental pollution is on the increase and it is affecting us all, we just do not know to what extent. We can be exposed to pollution in many different ways but I want to concentrate here on exposure that occurs as a result of breathing in air particularly in cities.
A study by the University of Exeter and the Peninsula Medical School for the first time links thyroid disease with human exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is a persistent organic chemical used in industrial and consumer goods including nonstick cookware and stain- and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics.
93% of non-organic oranges analysed contained pesticide residues. 78% of apples analysed contained pesticide residues. 43% of all fruit and vegetables analysed had detectable levels of pesticides.So are pesticides safe?
By making a few adjustments to your chair, desk, and computer, you can reduce or eliminate back, shoulder, neck, and wrist pain or discomfort.
Phthalates have given us a whole new lot of uses for plastics. They may also be giving us a whole lot of problems. Phthalates have been linked to reproductive defects, lowered sperm counts, early puberty and cancer
Avoiding toxicity in any form is one of the main determinants of good health .
Here's 13 simple ways to take better care of the planet. They could save you money too.
Eating local food in season is a sane idea. It makes sense from so many different perspectives - health, happiness and the environment.
Here are some tips to help you be greener, save money by reducing petrol consumption and electricity consumption.
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