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PFAS Linked to Poor Bone Health in Adolescents

You now have more reasons to protect yourself from PFAS

Scientists from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California have now found PFAS exposure in developing bodies is linked to lower bone mineral density which can lead to osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

, December 11, 2023

Selenium Helps Your Body Fight Pollution

Adding selenium to your diet may help you better deal with environmental toxins.

New research from Spain shows there is an ally in the form of the mineral selenium that can help your body’s defense system counteract the effects of pollution.

, November 13, 2023

Additives Found in 60% of American Foods

Looks like the food system is going away from its natural roots.

A recent study shows a full 60 percent of foods purchased by Americans contain technical food additives, a 10 percent increase in the past 20 years.

, May 31, 2023

Forever Chemicals Linked to Weight Gain

Outside factors may be making it harder to lose weight.

New research from the University of Rhode Island found a direct link between “forever chemicals” in drinking water and being overweight; as well as having difficulty in keeping weight off after losing it.

, April 23, 2023

Flame Retardant Chemicals Affect Brain Development

Flame retardant chemicals in household products could affect the brain development of children.

Studies conducted at University of California at Riverside showed adult female mice exposed to PBDEs pass those chemicals to their offspring which can result in autism-like changes in the brain.

, December 06, 2021

Phthalate Exposure Linked to Heart Disease

Plastic exposure is causing heart disease and lost productivity.

New research from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine shows phthalates, a chemical found in food wrappers, cosmetics and other products, are linked to deaths from heart disease and an increase in all-cause mortality.

, October 25, 2021

Fine Particulate Air Pollution Ups Dementia Risk

The air you breathe may make you more susceptible to dementia.

Researchers from the University of Washington found people with long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution where they live had a higher risk of dementia compared to people in areas with cleaner air.

, August 23, 2021

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