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Toxic Talk and Labels

How to Reduce Your Exposure to 3 Common Groups of Cancer-Causing Toxins

Welcome to October. There are a lot of special things about this month: fall leaves, crisp air, Halloween, and precious birthstones like opal and tourmaline. But as a cancer survivor, I can’t help but associate October with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Founded in 1985, NCBAM is when we remember to remind ourselves about

Toxic Talk and Labels

Think Twice Before Eating ADA-Laden Breads and Pastries

In January 2014, Vani Hari, creator of foodbabe.com, petitioned Subway to stop using “azodicarbonamide” (ADA) in their breads. Long considered to be the “healthy” alternative to fast food, Subway has enjoyed a long stint as the chain with the healthy image. Even First Lady Michelle Obama has endorsed Subway for their “fresh” and “nutritious” meals.

Toxic Talk and Labels

So-Called “Safe Levels” of 2 Toxic Chemicals Cause Cancer When Used Together

I’ve talked with you all before about how the beauty industry tries to tell us as long as they use only a very little bit of a potentially harmful chemical, they’re not doing anything wrong. After all, the logic goes, a little bit of salt gives great flavor, while too much can cause high blood

Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

ABC News Warns About Spray Tans-But We Warned You First!

Did you hear the news? On June 12, 2012, ABC News warned about spray tanning, and possible exposure to DHA, which is a potential toxin. Know something else? We already warned you about this toxin-over a year ago! Check out our old post here, and read on about how the media has finally caught up

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