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Toxic Talk and Labels

The Puzzle of Autism-Could Toxins Be the Missing Piece?

A recent editorial published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (April 2012) called for increased research to identify possible environmental causes of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Huh? Weren’t we taught that autism was the result of vaccines, or genetic factors, or infections, or other problems. Most of these (except for vaccines, a

Make-up + Toxic Talk and Labels

Could Your Hairspray and Makeup Increase Your Risk of Diabetes?

The seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.-would you be surprised if I told you it’s diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, over 25 million people in the U.S. today have the disease, with another nearly 80 million at risk, because they have prediabetes. (In prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal,

Toxic Talk and Labels

Toxic Talk: How to Choose Safe Plastics

Seems we’re surrounded by plastics everywhere, doesn’t it? From plastic cups to baby utensils to containers for personal care products, most of us would be hard pressed to get plastic completely out of our lives. Fortunately, we don’t have to. The truth is that according to scientific research, some plastics are safer than others. After

Breast Cancer + Toxic Talk and Labels

Toxic Alert: BPA and Methylparaben May Interfere with Breast Cancer Treatment

California researchers have discovered that two chemicals found in products most people use every day may interfere with the effectiveness of the drug Tamoxifen. Many women take Tamoxifen to treat breast cancer, so I wanted to alert all my readers: If you’re on Tamoxifen, you need to be even more alert to these two chemicals.