PCBs in Farm Raised Salmon

This article does a clear and complete job of explaining the contamination issues with farm raised salmon versus wild caught salmon. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) are “cancer causing chemicals that were banned in the United States in 1976 and are among the ‘dirty dozen’ toxic chemicals slated for global phase out.” The difficult issue is that . . . → Read More: PCBs in Farm Raised Salmon

Pesticide Exposure in Children, 2003

This study was done to compare the organophosphorus metabolites (pesticides) found in the urine of preschool children (ages 2-5) from two distinct groups – those on almost exclusive organic diets and those on almost exclusive conventional diets. The authors asked parents to keep a food diary three days before urine collection. The findings were that . . . → Read More: Pesticide Exposure in Children, 2003

Our Toxic World, A Wake-up Call, Dr. Doris Rapp

Dr. Doris Rapp has worked diligently to bring a great deal of information to the public regarding toxicity, multiple chemical sensitivity and the dangers of genetically modified foods. This book contains a great deal of information and is designed for the person who may be suffering significant symptoms related to toxicity. I found it dense . . . → Read More: Our Toxic World, A Wake-up Call, Dr. Doris Rapp

Thyroid Threat, The Environmental Working Group

This series of articles was compiled by the Environmental Working Group to highlight the issues around perchlorate (a rocket fuel contaminate) polluting drinking water and the food supply and the effect on women of childbearing years and their fetus and young children. Even small exposure to perchlorate (5 parts per billion) is associated with a . . . → Read More: Thyroid Threat, The Environmental Working Group

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