Toxic pesticide turning up everywhere we don’t want it

Consumers should be concerned that the toxic chemical glyphosate, shown here being sprayed on crops, is being found in places we really don't want it to be

Consumers should be concerned that the toxic chemical glyphosate, shown here being sprayed on crops, is being found in places we really don’t want it to be

The push to get glyphosate – – a key ingredient in Monsanto’s cash cow RoundUp – banned by the U.S. EPA as a highly toxic pesticide continues. Even more of a concern to consumers is the fact that traces of glyphosate are showing up in a lot of things Americans use every day.

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World Health Organization says air pollution causes cancer

Air pollution in China

Air pollution in China

Even as the amount of carbon dioxide in the air has gone down, the outdoor air pollution continues to be an issue, particularly in developing countries and, most notably, in China. It’s long been known that pollution contributes to heart disease and respiratory illness, but the IInternational Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s specialized cancer agency, has now classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.

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Even “natural” laundry can be toxic

The next time you walk down the laundry products aisle in your supermarket, notice the intense smells wafting your way. From the best known “tried and true” that we grew up with to the more recent “all natural” selections,  there’s so much heavy fragrance coming at you, it’s hard to miss.

But there’s more to it than just smell.

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EPA says saccharin no longer considered a carcinogen

After being ballyhooed in the 1980’s as a potential cause of cancer, saccharin and its salts have now been delisted from the EPA’s list of hazardous substances.

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