Bill introduced to ban BPA from food and beverage containers

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), along with other supporting senators, has introduced a bill called the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014 that would ban the toxic endocrine disruptor bisphenol-A  (BPA) from all food and beverage containers. BPA is a common plastic additive used in the linings of food cans, plastic water bottles, sports drinks […]

Hormone-disrupting BPA still used extensively in U.S.

BPA, or Bisphenol A is a toxic chemical used in 99 percent of all plastic bottles in America, even though its  safety has been questioned by scientists since the 1930s.  BPA derives from a combination of carbolic acid, polystyrene and acetone, which comprise its molecular constitution, according to Dr. Edward Group, quoted in Waking Times. Like […]

BPA linked to breast cancer tumor growth

Bisphenol-A, or BPA, the synthetic  chemical compound  widely used in plastics,  food storage containers, food packaging and the lining of canned goods, may promote breast cancer tumor growth, according to University of Texas, Arlington biochemists. The UT Arlington scientists say their  study, published online in February in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, brings researchers a […]

EWG releases list of worst hormone disruptors

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has published a list of what it has found to be among the worst  hormone-disrupting chemicals, known scientifically as endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors are known or suspected to interfere with  hormones by affecting sperm count, reproduction and fetal development. They may cause abnormal genitals, kidney disease, thyroid disease and premature development […]

BPA health warnings hit mainstream news

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that is ubiquitous in our society, is commonly found in plastic containers, food can linings–and even cash register receipts. Scientists and natural health advocates have long known that the chemical has been linked to disruption of hormones and other bodily functions, but now that knowledge has gone mainstream in the aftermath of […]

Consider foods to avoid

Googling different sources after reading an article about foods that ‘experts’ will never eat, I discovered that while it is impossible to avoid all foods named, there was a consensus on a few undesirable foods that you may find best for you and your children to eliminate or use sparingly. * CANNED TOMATOES–If you can’t get foods preserved […]

Imagine a world without hummingbirds

It’s hard to imagine a world without hummingbirds, but according to Ruth Padel of the zoological Society of London, a few of the more than 300 species of the world’s tough but fragile little wonder birds are already extinct and many are endangered. The usual culprits are to blame–encroachment on and destruction of habitats, along with […]

Sweat for your health!

Did you ever consider that if you never do anything strenuous enough to work up a good old-fashioned sweat, you are damaging your body and your health? In a article by founder Sayer Ji, we learn that modern science has once again caught up and confirmed what Indians with their sweat lodges knew long ago–that […]

Save America’s Pollinators Act Introduced

U.S. Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced a bill (H.R. 2692) that has Capitol Hill buzzing. The bill, named Save America’s Pollinators Act, would suspend the use of all neonicotinoid pesticides until full reviews of the scientific evidence and extensive field studies have been conducted. As usual, the U.S., with its […]

Many Chemicals Banned in Other Countries Permeate U.S. Food

Americans appear to be the guinea pigs of the world. Many of us are willing test subjects for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical companies’ flooding of the market with dangerous or untested food additives nixed in other countries with more responsible health agencies. First is a chemical banned from food in 100 countries: Brominated vegetable oil is found in popular U.S. sports drinks and […]