We can't survive without water, but we sure can do without the chemicals in the water we drink!
In this issue:
The middle month of the year, that means if you aren't making progress towards those goals you set on New Years eve you better get a wriggle on - your life will be what YOU make it but only if you take action NOW!
Whats That Smell?
For North Americans this study of hidden toxic chemicals in perfumes comes hot on the heels of last month's report by the President’s Cancer Panel, which sounded the alarm over the understudied and largely unregulated toxic chemicals used by millions of Americans in their daily lives. The Cancer Panel report recommends that pregnant women and couples planning to become pregnant avoid exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals due to cancer concerns.
If you would like to look at the 240 page report from the Presidents Cancer Panel here is the link there is also a summary (20 pages) which you may find easier reading. Now on with today's article.
Hormone disruptor's that may play a role in cancer were found in many of the fragrances analysed for this study.
“This monumental study reveals the hidden hazards of fragrances,” said Anne C. Steinemann, Ph.D, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington. “Secondhand scents are also a big concern. One person using a fragranced product can cause health problems for many others.” I don't know about you, but one of the worst experiences I had at a nice restaurant was when a well dressed woman sat down next to us and she "STANK" of some expensive fragrance - enough to put me off my meal.
For this study, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition of health and environmental groups, commissioned tests of 17 fragranced products at an independent laboratory. Campaign partner Environmental Working Group assessed data from the tests and the product labels. The analysis reveals that the 17 products contained, on average:
Fourteen secret chemicals not listed on labels due to a loophole in federal law that allows companies to claim fragrances as trade secrets. American Eagle Seventy Seven contained 24 hidden chemicals, the highest number of any product in the study.
Ten sensitising chemicals associated with allergic reactions such as asthma, wheezing, headaches and contact dermatitis. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio contained 19 different sensitising chemicals, more than any other product in the study
Four hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to a range of health effects including sperm damage, thyroid disruption and cancer. Halle by Halle Berry, Quicksilver and Jennifer Lopez J. Lo Glow each contained seven different chemicals with the potential to disrupt the hormone system.
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Fluoride – A Historically Known Toxin, and still pushed by many Councils
This is a very informative article please click here to read more
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Health snippets(International News)
Antibacterial soaps - potential killers for more than the bugs!
We have talked about this in the past, finally the FDA and EPA may be hearing what we have been saying for years. Killing bugs with soaps using ingredients out of the same stable as agent orange should never have been the right way. When will the destruction end?
Here are a couple of different reports for you to consider.
Read a news paper article here
Read the report by clicking here
Honey, we shrunk the bees!
Earlier this month, alarm bells sounded in the United States at a phenomenon considered as dire as climate change: the disappearing honeybee, another canary in the coal mine? This small but very significant environmental worker is absolutely critical to our survival, no bees means no pollination for many plant species which of course means no food for us - not a good look!
If the trend continues, it may spell the doom for agriculture — 80 per cent of which depends upon this humble pollinator — not to mention the environment, scientists have warned.
Amid theories about the possible reasons for the ‘bee colony collapse disorder' (including pesticides, disease, climate change and genetically modified crops), comes a new study that points to another culprit: the ubiquitous cell phone.
Electromagnetic frequency emitted by cell phones reduces bees' colony size and the number of eggs laid by the queen bee and changes their behaviour, says a research paper published in the latest issue of Current Science. The authors are Ved Parkash Sharma and Neelima R. Kumar of the Departments of Environment and Vocational Studies and Zoology at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
You can read about the experiment here
“At the end of the experiment, there were neither honey, nor pollen nor brood and bees in the colony, resulting in the complete loss of the colony,” the paper says. Not too long ago, cell phone radiation was attributed to the inexplicable disappearance of another diminutive creature from Indian cities, the house sparrow.
And don't forget, the smaller animals that live in our world are NOT the only ones to be affected by cellphones
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