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New Study Raises Concerns About Heavy Metals and Chemicals in Tampons
A recent study has found detectable levels of lead, arsenic, and other potentially harmful chemicals in tampons. The study, conducted by researchers at Columbia University, tested 30 tampons from 14 brands purchased in the United States, United Kingdom, and Greece.“The average menstruating person will spend about five years of their total reproductive lifespan using tampons,” said...[ Read More... ]
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Gas Stoves and Indoor Air Quality: A Growing Body of Research Raises Concerns
Gas stoves, a mainstay in many kitchens, have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years due to their potential impact on indoor air quality and human health. Several studies have shed light on the issue, prompting discussions about the health risks associated with gas stoves and potential alternatives.Recent Studies Link Gas Stoves to Increased Nitrogen Dioxide LevelsA May 2024 study...[ Read More... ]
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Dark Chocolate's Dark Secret: Heavy Metals and Your Health
Dark chocolate, a chocoholic's dream, has been touted for its health benefits thanks to its rich antioxidant content. But recent news has cast a shadow on this indulgence, raising concerns about lead and cadmium lurking within those delicious squares.The Culprits: Lead and CadmiumCadmium: This sneaky metal accumulates in the body over time, damaging the kidneys and bones (osteoporosis)....[ Read More... ]
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Decaf Coffee: Facing a Ban or a New Leaf?
Coffee, the beloved morning beverage for millions, might be facing a decaf dilemma. The debate centers around the decaffeination process itself, specifically the "European Method" which utilizes methylene chloride to remove caffeine from beans. This chemical, while effective, has raised concerns due to its classification as a possible carcinogen by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and...[ Read More... ]
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Unraveling Ozempic: Lawsuits Cast Light on Potential Side Effects
Ozempic (semaglutide), a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, has become a popular medication for weight management and type 2 diabetes. While it boasts impressive results, recent legal developments have raised concerns about potential side effects. Here's a breakdown of the current Ozempic lawsuit situation:Lawsuit Allegations:Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Ozempic's...[ Read More... ]
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Cell phone safety
If you use your cell phone for 17 minutes a day for 10 years, it is associated with a 60% increase in brain tumor risk accroding to reasearch by Joel Moskowitz, director of the UC Berkeley Center for Family and Community Health.Moskowitz published his study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, showing that cell phone radiation can increase the risk...[ Read More... ]
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Don't leave hand sanitizer - or clear water bottles - in your car, fire department says
UPDATE:"Brazilian fact-checker Aos Fatos and Estado Verifica found that a car would need to reach an internal temperature above 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit) to cause hand sanitizer to combust. A study by Arizona State University looking at cars parked in triple-digit summer heat found temperatures topped out around 160 F (71.11 C)," according to its report.Most hand...[ Read More... ]
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Apple, Samsung sued for unsafe radiation levels from some iPhone, Galaxy phones
Class action lawsuit ignited by Chicago Tribue investigation claiming that certain iPhone models and Galaxy S models emit radio frequency (RF) radiation levels that exceed safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The lawsuite has been filed two days after the study, on Friday, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on FridayApple's...[ Read More... ]
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Vibrio, flesh-eating bacteria, contracted from raw oysters
Lafayette, Louisiana: Friends Karen Bowers and Jeanette LeBlanc shucked and ate about two dozen raw oysters.“About 36 hours later she started having extreme respiratory distress, had a rash on her legs and everything,” Bergquist said.“An allergic reaction of sorts, that’s what I would call it. That’s what we thought,” Bowers added.(via KRON4, "Texas woman dies...[ Read More... ]
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Brown recluse spider bite
Nebraska: Kelly Leisure was bit by a brown recluse spider hiding in his hoodie from his closet.  He fel sick when he got home later that day and then spent the next 5 days in bed before finally going to the hospital.“If I would have been in that room for another 24 hours, I would have been gone,” Kelly said.When Kelly got to the hospital, doctors rushed him into...[ Read More... ]
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