Category: Disease & Toxins

Teenager Dies of Toxic Shock Syndrome after using Tampon for First Time

Tampons provide the perfect porous, oxygen-filled, warm moist environment containing nutritious menstrual blood for bacteria to thrive to dangerous levels. Many tampons are known to contain toxic amounts of the chemical dioxin as well as fragrances, dyes, and super-absorbent chemicals. Natasha Scott-Falber, 14, died suddenly of toxic shock syndrome after introducing a tampon into her body. Posting on Facebook, her family have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the condition so other sufferers Read more [...]

700 Chemicals in Average Human Body, and How Sweating Can Detoxify Them

With more than 77,000 chemicals in active production in North America, scientists estimate that everyone alive today carries within their body at least 700 chemicals, most of which have not been well studied.  The effects of this growing burden of chemicals are not seen or felt until years later, when we come down with a chronic illness. A study published in 2008 reported that 90-95% of cancer cases are caused by environmental toxins, and that cancer can be prevented with major lifestyle changes. Sources Read more [...]

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

In recent years, Roundup was found to be even more toxic than it was when first approved for agricultural use, though that discovery has not led to any changes in regulation of the pesticide. A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything. Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile Delta agricultural Read more [...]

Study: Chemicals in Car Interiors More Dangerous Than in Homes

After testing air quality in 200 of the most popular cars in 2011, researchers found high concentrations of more than 275 chemicals associated with birth defects, learning impairment, liver toxicity and cancer. Indoor air pollution has been declared by the World Health Organization to be a leading cause of cancer deaths, and due to the confined nature of car interiors, and exposure to high heat, a study by The Ecology Center found concentrations of chemicals lurking inside cars as much as Read more [...]

8000 Carcinogenic Chemicals Found in Bed Sheets and Pillowcases

If you are sleeping on bed sheets that are not organic, then every night your body is being exposed to an assortment of carcinogenic chemicals like formaldehyde, bleach, ammonia, and heavy metals. This burden of chemicals, absorbed through the skin and lungs, will accumulate in your body until one day it is no longer able to deal with it, and disease will result. An estimated 8000 chemicals are used to transform raw materials into fabric. "Often, the clippings from fabric mills are so loaded with Read more [...]

Air Pollution a Leading Cause of Cancer, Declares World Health Organization

In a 2013 press release, the World Health Organization declared that outdoor air pollution is a leading cause of cancer deaths, and yet the Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor levels of pollutants are "2 to 5 times higher – and occasionally more than 100 times higher - than outdoor pollutant levels." The point needs repeating: Outdoor air pollution is a leading cause of cancer, and indoor air can be 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. Americans spend up to 90% Read more [...]

Study: Toxic Metals and Carcinogens Found in Popular Lipsticks

In chemical testing of 32 commonly used lipsticks and lip glosses, a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives and conduced at the University of Berkeley in California, researchers found high concentrations of cancer-causing metals. Carcinogenic chemicals found in the lipsticks & lip glosses include: Cadmium (known carcinogen) Chromium (known carcinogen) Titanium (recently classified as a carcinogen) Aluminum (likely carcinogenic) Lead (likely carcinogenic) Nickel Read more [...]

Consumer Alert! Tampons and Pads Contain Cancer-Causing Chemicals

The average woman will have her period once a month, for about 5 days, for around 40 years of her life. Products to keep women clean and fresh during this period are a necessity.  Because of this, the Tampon and Pad industry is a $718 Million dollar market.  These products are mass-produced, heavily marketed, and cheaply made, out of bleached rayon and plastics.  How safe do you think that material is to put inside your Vagina? And why is it that we never see ads for the much safer Read more [...]