The Missing Link between Beef Jerky and Mental Illness

September 12, 2018

NBC News reported on a study published in Molecular Psychiatry which suggested a link between jerky consumption and bipolar disorder. Most mental health practitioners and researchers do not yet understand how today’s environmental exposures can lead to conditions such as bipolar disorder. Theron Randolph first described the links between psychiatric disorders and exposures just after […]

Chemical Intolerance and Organic Foods

September 5, 2018

If you are among the subset of our population who is chemically intolerant, organic foods are the best choice for one simple reason— they are pesticide-free.

Fragrance Sensitivity and Everyday Life

August 29, 2018

This 10-minute video on fragrance sensitivity and chemical intolerance featuring Dr. Anne Steinemann brings attention to a growing problem— one that many people dismiss, until it happens to them. More than even political differences, fragrance sensitivity divides co-workers, families, and friends.

Pesticide Exposure during Pregnancy Increases the Risk of Autism and ADHD

August 22, 2018

Pregnant women and their developing children are especially vulnerable to chemical exposures. Finnish researchers recently found a link between pregnant mothers who were exposed to pesticides and having a son with autism. We already know that organophosphate pesticides interfere with neurodevelopment. Our study on autism, published in 2015 demonstrated that mothers with high scores on […]

Making Back-to-School Safer and Healthier for Students

August 14, 2018

As we all prepare for back-to-school, the Coalition for Healthier Schools is urging policymakers and the community to take new action for safer, healthier and cleaner schools for children across America.

Total Non-scents

January 9, 2018

Total Non-scents. By Claudia Miller, MD. Over the festive season, millions of us will have received bottles of perfume, aftershave, and scented shower gels. And many of us will have left them unopened; unable to handle the artificial fragrances that for a susceptible, sizeable minority represent an assault on our senses. But we are not […]

Which Water is Safest to Drink?

November 3, 2017

According to a report by the Environment Working Group (EWG) (news story by Robert Coleman), the drinking water supply for nearly everyone in America contains levels of chemicals that exceed at least one health-protective guideline. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect yourself.

Dangers of Living Next to Refineries and Chemical Plants

November 3, 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Exxon Refinery Catches Fire Day After Government Settles Over Pollution From Other Gulf Plants. By Julie Dermansky. This part of the US is known as “cancer alley.” Perhaps it could also be known as “TILT Territory”- individuals living in this region likely have many “allergies” which can be the result of chemical, food […]

Pesticides and Damaged Brains

October 30, 2017

Despite its ban for indoor use several years ago, Chlorpyrifos remains common in agriculture and other outdoor applications. An investigative report by New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof decries this pesticide, deeming it a significant public health risk.

Mold Will Be Health Issue after Harvey, Expert Says

September 13, 2017

Dr. Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS, co-author of the book Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes,warns against mold issues for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. She and her team of researchers are assisting people who may be affected by mold and various toxicants in the aftermath of the storm.