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Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children

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Science Daily
20th February 2014
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Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children


Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children -- such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia -- according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mo...

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Listen to your Mother (earth): Don't Smoke

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Alisha Young
7th August 2013
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Listen to your Mother (earth): Don't Smoke


Everyone is familiar with tobacco harm reduction campaigns that emphasize the negative health effects of smoking, but relatively few people know the true extent of the environmental damage that cigarette use causes. It may come as a surprise to learn that the ecological impacts of cig...

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Children Allergies on the Rise

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Sol Pandiella-McLeod
16th July 2013
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Children Allergies on the Rise


The rate of food allergies among children continues to rise. A recent report from the Center for Disease Control and prevention in the U.S. discovered that 5.1% of children now have food allergies, which has increased from 3.4% between 1997 and 1999.

The study also fo...

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Chemeleon Featured in the Sunday Telegraph

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EarthFirst
4th June 2013
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Chemeleon Featured in the Sunday Telegraph


I apologise in advance for the shameless self-promotion but sometimes after all the blood, sweat and tears you put into something a little self comforting is required ;-)

We've been receiving a lot of great feedback about our food additve iPhone app. I'm so gla...

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The so-called 'health foods' that are probably killing you

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Kris Gunnars
10th May 2013
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The so-called 'health foods' that are probably killing you
Top 11 Health Foods That Can Kill You

You will find bold health claims for all kinds of foods, most often based on zero evidence.


Here are the top 11 “health foods” that are actually very harmful:

1. Fruit Juices
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The Truth About Sunscreen & Nanoparticles

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EarthFirst
7th December 2012
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The Truth About Sunscreen & Nanoparticles


Most Australians and sun lovers live by the mantra, ‘slip, slop, slap’ to protect our skin from the damaging rays of the sun. But what some of us don’t realize is that the sunscreen that we think is protecting us may actually be doing us more harm than the suns rays....

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THE UNHAPPY TRUTH ABOUT SODA

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EarthFirst
16th November 2012
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THE UNHAPPY TRUTH ABOUT SODA


In an effort to spread awareness on the topic of the health risks of sugary drinks The Center of Science has launched The Real Bears Campaign which includes a beautifully created short animated movie.

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The Importance of Chewing

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EarthFIrst
6th November 2012
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The Importance of Chewing



Chewing, munching, chomping, devouring, crunching, nibbling, gnawing, consuming or my personal favourite masticating are all the words used to describe an action that we exercise daily but perhaps don’t give a second thought to. Chewing your food properly is the first s...

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The Fluoride Deception

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EarthFirst
13th September 2012
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The Fluoride Deception


Fluoride is one of those ingredients that no one questions. We’ve all grown up with it and most of us believe that it’s good for us. After all, if it’s in our drinking water and toothpaste it must be good for us right? WRONG!

It’s time to unveil...

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Is organic milk better for you?

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EarthFirst
24th July 2012
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Is organic milk better for you?


Organic milk can sometimes cost double the price of regular milk. But is it worth the extra money? There are a variety of reasons that influence our decision to consume organic products. Some people are swayed by the health benefits. Some base their decision on environmental issue or ...

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