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How milk thistle protects your liver from toxic chemicals

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(NaturalHealth365) According to a 2005 report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) screened over 2,500 Americans for 148 industrial chemicals – and found significant amounts of these chemicals in the blood of every person tested.  Not some people – every body!  Which is why today’s news about milk ... Read More »

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Household cleaning chemicals cause substantial lung damage, according to a new study

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(NaturalHealth365) While cleanliness is a good thing, how you achieve it matters. A recent study out of the University of Bergen in Norway found that women who work with cleaning chemicals regularly experience a decrease in lung functioning over time. This was in comparison with those who do not work as cleaners and avoid toxic chemicals. While the short-term effects ... Read More »

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44 toxic chemicals in carpet that could be destroying your health

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(Naturalhealth365) For most, the word “home” evokes feelings of privacy, sanctity and safety. But, in reality, most people (unfortunately) would never suspect that the carpeting underfoot would be a source of danger and a hidden reservoir of toxic chemicals. In a report released last October by Healthy Building Network (HBN), 44 toxic substances were identified in ordinary broadloom carpets and ... Read More »

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Toxic fragrance chemicals cause over a dozen adverse health reactions

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(NaturalHealth365) The dangers of secondhand smoke are well known. But, what about the dangers of “secondhand scents?” A study shows that a stunning 34 percent of the American population suffer adverse effects after exposure to air fresheners and other scented products. And fully half of those affected experience health problems serious enough to be classified as “disabling.”  Keep reading to ... Read More »

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Why the European Union is light-years ahead of the U.S. on regulating toxic chemicals

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(NaturalHealth365) Why are other countries, especially in the European Union, so forward-thinking when it comes to regulating chemical toxins in food, personal care products and other consumables while the U.S. is so behind the times? As it turns out, there are concrete answers to this question that reside deep within the policies of each region. Knowing about them can make ... Read More »

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Toxic chemicals: How your clothes can harm your health

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(NaturalHealth365) The relationship between clothing and wearer is an extremely personal one. We not only rely on our wardrobe to protect our bodies – and our modesty—but also to project an image and make a statement regarding who we are –or who we think we are. Probably the last thing we expect of our clothes is for them to contain ... Read More »

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Macaroni and cheese products test positive for toxic chemicals

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(NaturalHealth365) In an alarming revelation from food industry watchdogs, it’s been found that 29 of 30 mac and cheese products test positive for toxic chemicals called phthalates.  Keep reading to learn more about why these food products should be avoided. Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that have been known to alter thyroid functioning and lower testosterone, the male sex hormone. Exposure ... Read More »

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Warning: Toxic chemicals in dental crowns from China

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(NaturalHealth365) No one wants elevated levels of toxic chemicals in their homes or their bodies. However, it is estimated that tens of thousands of Americans could have crowns and other dental components in their mouths that contain toxic chemicals. Many of these items are imported from China and other Asian countries. Unfortunately, reports of products from China containing dubious materials ... Read More »

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New study reveals unsafe toxic levels of chemicals in drinking water of 33 states

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(NaturalHealth365) The toxic chemicals perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) have been found in alarming levels in drinking water around the United States. In fact, they exceed safe levels that have been set by the Environmental Protection Agency, and are threatening the health of over 6 million people around the country. This disturbing news was uncovered by research teams from the Harvard ... Read More »

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Hair color warning: The clear link between hair coloring chemicals and cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) A surprising 75 percent of people in the U.S., Japan and Europe color their hair on a regular basis.  Gray hair can make people look prematurely old, and hair color is obviously used to preserve that more youthful appearance. In some cases, people just want a change from their natural hair color, and dyeing it can help them to ... Read More »

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Toxic nail polish chemicals found in women’s bodies, researchers say

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(NaturalHealth365) The nail polish market is booming. The industry estimates that about one-third of the women in the U.S. have at least 25 bottles of nail polish in their homes, and the industry is raking in about $770 million a year in sales with no decline in sight. But few women realize their use of this popular beauty product is ... Read More »

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Buyer beware: Common laxative has antifreeze chemicals

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(NaturalHealth365) A popular laxative continues to be wrongly and widely prescribed, despite a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about its primary ingredient – which has been linked to “neuropsychiatric events.”  At the time it issued the warning a few years ago, the FDA declared no further action was necessary. (truth is stranger than fiction) MiraLAX and its ... Read More »

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