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The Missing Link between Beef Jerky and Mental Illness

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 […]

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Chemical Intolerance and Organic Foods

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.

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10 Personal Care Products Containing Toxic Chemicals

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has released their report, “Getting Personal with Chemicals: A Consumer Guide to 10 Popular Personal Care Products Containing Toxic Chemicals.” An independent non-profit organization, U.S. PIRG, works on behalf of the public interest to protect consumers and promote good government.

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Insect Repellents and the Zika Virus

The New York Times examines how mosquito repellents work, and suggests alternatives for the chemically intolerant.

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A Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves

The FDA this year announced a ban on most powdered medical gloves. Gloves made of natural rubber latex often contain powder that can get in the air and cause allergic reactions. Some of these gloves have been found to contribute to serious adverse events such as  “airway inflammation, wound inflammation, and post-surgical adhesions, which are […]

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The Dangers of Laminate Flooring

The National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a revised report saying everyone who has been exposed to laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, including a lifetime cancer risk. “The revised report concludes that irritation and breathing problems could occur in everyone exposed to formaldehyde […]

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