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Consumer ALERT: Disinfecting wipes are loaded with pesticides

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(NaturalHealth365) The choice to employ antibacterial and disinfecting wipes to clean dirty surfaces seems like a no-brainer. Not only are wipes convenient to use, fairly inexpensive and pleasantly scented, but they give the user the reassuring conviction that pathogens and dangerous microbes are being killed. For most unsuspecting buyers of these wipes, that would seem like a win-win scenario, right? ... Read More »

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Strawberries contaminated with pesticides and grown with poisonous gases

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(NaturalHealth365) The U.S. grows an estimated 3 billion+ pounds of strawberries each year, with California producing over 90 percent of them. (Much of the rest are grown in Florida.) However, non-organic versions of this delicious fruit have proven not-so-delicious. Independent testing has shown that non-organic strawberries are loaded with pesticides and poison gases. They have been at the top of ... Read More »

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Quercetin protects against toxic effects of pesticides

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(NaturalHealth365) Currently, over one thousand different chemicals are used as pesticides in the United States. Funneled into at least 20,000 different products, these pesticides are utilized not only for crops, but for lawns, gardens, homes, parks and schools as well. Research has linked excessive and prolonged pesticide exposure to cancer, endocrine disorders, respiratory problems, birth defects, and organ failure – ... Read More »

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Pesticides cause up to 41 million people to suffer from adverse reactions and 200,000 deaths a year

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(NaturalHealth365) The UN has released a report that condemns the use of toxic pesticides – and attributes over 200,000 deaths per year, worldwide, to their use. The report also attacks the claim of agrochemical manufacturers that the use of pesticides is essential to address global hunger – and highlights the “systemic denial” of the companies regarding deaths and injuries from ... Read More »

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Toxic pesticides: The difference between conventional and organic foods

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(NaturalHealth365) As more and more consumers discover the nutritional benefits and peace of mind supplied by organically grown produce, the organic food industry is enjoying popular support (like never before) – and healthy profits. Perceiving this success as a threat, some agribusiness groups have gone on the offensive with a “smear campaign” over the use of pesticides. In addition to ... Read More »

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Death of 4 children due to toxic pesticides on their house

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(NaturalHealth365) Four children have died in Amarillo, Texas as the result of illegal use of toxic pesticides.  Aluminum phosphide, classified by the EPA as a “restricted use pesticide,” was applied on January 3, 2017 under a mobile home in which 10 people were living. When people in the home complained of feeling sickened, a family member tried using water to ... Read More »

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Government advises airlines to spray pesticides on passengers

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(NaturalHealth365) Have you ever felt sick after flying, only to assume it’s jetlag or a virus you picked up from another passenger? Well, think again!  You might have been exposed to an insecticide, pesticides or other toxic chemicals – deliberately used by airline staff. I think airline passengers should be outraged to know that poisonous chemicals are now being sprayed ... Read More »

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9 diseases linked to pesticides

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(NaturalHealth365) The scientific evidence is unmistakable: exposure to pesticides is associated with elevated rates of some of the most significant – and potentially deadly – diseases of our lifetime. Yet, there continues to be a huge disconnect between the very high – and in some cases, epidemic rise of these diseases and the need for tighter controls (or elimination) of ... Read More »

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Systemic pesticides in food cannot be washed off

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(NaturalHealth365) Most people who purchase conventionally grown produce know the importance of washing fruits and vegetables before consuming them. Naturally, you would think that rinsing crop foods would help remove some of the pesticides and chemicals applied to their exterior, making them safe to eat. But, unfortunately, no amount of washing or peeling can make these foods safe. A different ... Read More »

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Pesticides in food linked to asthma in children

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(NaturalHealth365) Although the past decade has seen a decrease in the number of deaths related to asthma, The American Lung Association reports that the prevalence of the disease has been rising continuously. In fact, their data indicates that the incidence of lifetime prevalence have increased by an average of 2.7 percentage points every year since 1997, and attack prevalence has ... Read More »

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Pesticides linked to asthma, allergies and nerve damage

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(NaturalHealth365) If you suffer from asthma, allergies or experience some kind of nerve damage – you may be filled with unwanted pesticides from your immediate environment. Pesticides are chemicals that kill unwanted molds, rodents, insects and plants and are used in a variety of settings including homes and schools. The most recent data available shows that 45% of ‘pesticide poisoning ... Read More »

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Prevent diabetes and related complications by eating fresh fruit

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(NaturalHealth365) Most people know that eating more fruit is good for health; however, those with diabetes and blood sugar issues may avoid it due to concerns about its sugar content. However, new research is showing that eating plenty of fresh fruit could help with preventing diabetes. Over 420 million persons are affected by diabetes worldwide, with nearly 30 million afflicted ... Read More »

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