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Five common household chemicals to avoid

By Jockers: (NaturalNews) The modern world is full of environmental toxins. It is estimated that there are over 80,000 toxic chemicals used regularly in the US. There are over 500 chemicals stored in our body and the average individual has at least seven pesticides tested in their urine. It is imperative to minimize our exposure to as many dangerous chemicals as possible in order to maintain our health. Unfortunately, many of these we are spraying, rubbing and consuming every single day.

Three artificial chemicals that are making us fat

By Ravensthorpe: (NaturalNews) In 2006, Felix Grun and Bruce Blumberg, two developmental biologists at the University of California, Irvine, published a research paper about artificial chemicals known to contribute towards obesity. These chemicals, which the researchers named "obesogens," are foreign compounds that compromise the balance and development of lipid metabolism, often by disrupting endocrine function.(1)

Eating organic foods reduces pesticide exposure by nearly 90% after just one week


Just one week on a diet composed mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an astonishing 90 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from RMIT University in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Research on April 29.

Low exposure of chemicals in food packaging over the long term may pose health concerns


One aspect of continually eating foods packaged in plastics and other materials may be the prolonged low exposure of chemicals and other substances. A recent commentary published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicated that the substances in the packaging of many processed foods can leach into the actual food itself, posing many health concerns.