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Are E-Cigarettes Really A Reduced-Risk To Health?

April 11, 2015 0 Comments
Are E-Cigarettes Really A Reduced-Risk To Health?

They are growing in popularity, Electronic Cigarettes, which are generally considered a better choice than the mainstream tobacco options, in terms of the impact on health. But are they really much better for us? A study recently posted in April 2015 evaluated the effect of the liquid vapour from electronic cigarettes on human bronchial cells. […]

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A Modern American History of Toxicology – The Men Who Fought Against Politics To Reveal Poisons

April 8, 2015 0 Comments
A Modern American History of Toxicology – The Men Who Fought Against Politics To Reveal Poisons

The birth of toxicology could be attributed to two men, Charles Norris (1867–1935) and Alexander Gettler (1883–1968). Norris was New York’s first ever appointed Chief Medical Examiner, a role which replaced that of Coroner in identifying the cause of death. He changed the face of murder cases by analysing bodies of victims in order to […]

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Carcinogenic With AntiCarcinogenic Properties? A Review Of Studies On BHT

March 31, 2015 2 Comments
Carcinogenic With AntiCarcinogenic Properties? A Review Of Studies On BHT

What Is BHT? BHT or butyl hydroxytoluene is a fat soluble synthetic compound which is commonly used to preserve foods and cosmetics. It acts as an antioxidant, preventing chemical reactions with oxygen and allowing many products to have a greatly extended shelf life. It has been the subject of many studies, which have been contradictory […]

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Under The Dome – The Devastating Truth About China’s Smog and What We Can Learn

March 4, 2015 4 Comments
Under The Dome – The Devastating Truth About China’s Smog and What We Can Learn

A stark video, ‘Under the Dome’ documenting China’s dangerously high levels of air pollution has spread rapidly across the Globe. Chai Jing, a former state television presenter gives her personal account of living in a smog filled city, weaving in scientific evidence and shocking images for maximum impact. The video can be watched here, although […]

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The Health Implications Of Pesticide Exposure According To Scientists

February 11, 2015 0 Comments
The Health Implications Of Pesticide Exposure According To Scientists

This article aims to raise awareness of the concerns surrounding the use of pesticides. It is not intended to scaremonger, rather to educate so that people maybe think twice before continually spraying harmless bugs. Pesticides are commonly used in many homes, they are sprayed on non-organic foods, public parks, office gardens and more. This is […]

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How To Use Houseplants In The Battle Against Toxins – Plus 10 Of The Best To Absorb Airborne Contaminants

February 10, 2015 0 Comments
How To Use Houseplants In The Battle Against Toxins – Plus 10 Of The Best To Absorb Airborne Contaminants

It can feel at times that we are on the losing side of the battle against toxins in our lives. It is constant work to avoid these invisible enemies as they sneak across our front line and into our homes and onto our plates at every turn. We have toxic water supplies, soil, air and […]

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