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Bioplastic utensils

Bioplastics, a safe alternative or just more plastic waste?

Another “natural” substitution goes off the rails. The concept was creating a non-petrochemical, potentially sustainable approach to manufacturing ecological plastic products. Unfortunately, what happening is just the opposite. In a recent publication of the journal Environment International, an article questioned…

Views 81 / October 28, 2020

Is your mask really an N-95 or far less and putting you at risk ?

  You would expect that when you go to a health care provider or hospital that they are using the most effective and tested masks. The intent is to safeguard both their staff and you as the patient….. not so…

Views 36 / September 23, 2020

masked health care worker

Masked…. but is it really working for COVID

I can’t see your face and more, masked from the COVID frontline: Wearing a mask in public is now a mandatory exercise in many states and it’s important to dive into the differences between show and safety. I know these…

Views 69 / July 16, 2020

COVID cough

Indoor Air Quality more important than ever !

Can’t stop breathing; Air quality and viruses in your home, what to know. With the ongoing COVID-19 sheltering in your home, your exposure to multiple times the amount of airborne toxins is almost guaranteed. Why…because the many products in your…

Views 25 / June 20, 2020

City traffic

Air pollution and Anxiety in our children….another air pollution issue to consider !

Children a bit anxious and maybe loosing brain matter if your exposed to high levels of traffic pollution…. Typically, we don’t associate a child’s behavior with air pollution however, it might be time to increase our awareness of pollutions impact….

Views 20 / May 14, 2020

chocolate lead cadmium

You thought Organic Chocolate and Cocoa were toxin free….wrong !

Cocoa and Chocolate is a favorite among us all. It’s cold outside and well hot cocoa or a chocolate products are a winners, across most ages. Let’s cut to the chase chocolate is a big seller and a huge business….

Views 236 / February 16, 2019

Coffee

Coffee..another confirmatory study … its good for us

There’s been no lack of debate back and forth on the merits or issues with drinking coffee.  Now with both additional published literature and some really large scale studies we have more answers. The Good News, first  2018 saw a…

Views 119 / December 22, 2018

condoms

Condoms a sticky subject, but cheap birth and STD control

What could possibly be different in a new condom ? Researchers at Boston University realized that the misuse of condoms by many, was due poor lubrication and came up with a solution.  Good ingenuity on the part of researchers at…

Views 86 / November 23, 2018

SSRIs SSRI Depression

Taking anti-depressant medication (SSRIs) changes your babies brain

When your taking SSRIs, a popular class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin uptake inhibitors  and pregnant, the effects are noticeable in your babies brain as well. In  the journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics (JAMA) their study saw…

Views 56 / April 10, 2018

Kids Toys Toddlers

Too many toys for tots

Do you remember when you wined and threw a fuss about some toy or toys you thought you couldn’t live without ? The folks at the University of Toledo did an interesting study posing the question of whether the quality…

Views 70 / April 1, 2018