Monday, December 18, 2017

FDA Finally Warns Against Use of Antibacterial Soaps

The Federal and Drug Administration, after years of research and petitions from scientists, have finally issued a warning on antibacterial soaps as “ineffective” and may alter hormonal levels while producing antibacterial resistant bacteria. Colleen Rogers of the FDA states that “the risk associated with daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits.” Therefore the […]

Antibacterial Soap Linked to Psychiatric Illnesses

Dr. William Shaw, Director of Great Plains Laboratory, published recently in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine an article suggesting that chemicals found in antibiotic soap decreased levels of learning and increased crime rates, including murder. The article is title “The Unique Vulnerability of the Human Brain to Toxic Chemical Exposure and the Importance of Toxic […]

Which Cell Phones and Wireless Devices Emit the Most and Least Radiation? : A new report in place to help protect us and our children

With links between tumors including rare childhood brain cancers and cell phones are commonplace in the news these days, many questions arise regarding their safety and the safety of our children. While doing some weekly research, a recent article caught my attention.

The EWG, in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) helped collect data to evaluate the overall radiation exposure with various cell phone manufactures. Currently the government collects data about radiation but it doesn’t require the manufactures to report the figures to us.

According to the FCC the cellular telephone specific absorption rate (SAR) is a value that corresponds to the relative amount of RF energy absorbed in the head of a user of a wireless handset. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg). Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for wireless phones and devices are available at various web sites, or following instructions below, you can find your specific SAR value just for your phone.

Plastic Additive Bisphenol A (BPA) Linked to Diabetes and Cardiovascular Events in NHANES Analysis

Bisphenol A (BPA) for a long time has been an additive in plastics and other materials used in food packaging and other consumer products and is considered one of the world’s most widely used industrial chemicals. Because of its wide spread use, its health impact has always been a center of debate, but most studies found inconclusive evidence of harm. But recently a study based on the 2003-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey clearly demonstrated that BPA significantly raises the chance of having diabetes or a cardiovascular event.

Landmark Study Gives More Evidence to the Mercury Autism Connection

A new study, “Biomarkers of Environmental Toxicity and Susceptibility in Autism” in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Neurological Sciences, confirms a causal link between sub acute mercury poisoning in children and their autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. The autism community reported that this study presents, “…some compelling evidence…consistent with the author’s theory that mercury exposure plays a role in autism.” This paper presents the first prospective, blinded cohort study to examine children diagnosed with an ASD using: urinary porphyrin profile analysis (UPPA) to assess the body-burden and physiological effects of their mercury, glutathione analysis to assess susceptibility to mercury poisoning, and Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) scores to measure ASD severity.

These evaluations established:

1. Non-chelated patients diagnosed with an ASD had UPPA profiles indicative of mercury poisoning that strongly correlated with ASD severity, measured using CARS scores.
2. Glutathione (a key biochemical in the body’s mercury detoxification pathway) was significantly lower in patients diagnosed with an ASD in comparison with its level in neurotypical controls.
3. Increasing mercury-poisoning severity, as indicated by the UPPA results, was associated with lower glutathione levels among the patients diagnosed with an ASD.

Based upon these findings, the researchers concluded,

IV tubing contributes to preemie liver problems

In a newsletter about 6 months ago I reported on the research indicated that phthalates in plastics were associated with reproductive abnormalities – particularly sterility in men. Recently a new study has come to light showing that phthalates are now associated with liver problems, particularly in preemie babies whose only source of phthalates are from the IV tubing.

Sunscreens Not As Protective As We Think – Report From Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group, a watchdog agency that tests products for environmental contaminants, found that 4 out of 5 sunscreens (they analyzed 952 brands) contained chemicals that may pose health hazards or didn’t contain the ingredients that would properly protect your skin from the damaging effect of the sun.

Safety of Antibacterial Soap Debated

Millions of Americans use antibacterial soaps and household cleaners every day, believing that their germ-killing ability will keep them and their families healthier.

Autism Risk Linked To Distance From Power Plants, Other Mercury-releasing Sources

ScienceDaily — How do mercury emissions affect pregnant mothers, the unborn and toddlers?

Avoiding Environmental Poisons – A Safety Guide to Children’s Personal Care Products –

This guide was produced by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research of environmental toxicity and the impact it has on our health.

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