Tag Archives: EWG

Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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Eat your fruits and vegetables

March 29, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedescco — Your mother always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, but lately you have been worrying about all the pesticides. The good news is that research is showing that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can actually outweigh the negative consequences of pesticide exposure. That being said, some […]

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What is in your sunscreen?

September 3, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The latest recommendations for sunscreens from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) contradict the recommendations of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for health protective policies. Three ingredients on which the two groups disagree are oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and nanoparticles. “Available peer-reviewed scientific literature and regulatory assessments […]

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Toxic store register receipts

March 1, 2012

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Where are you most likely to encounter BPA (bisphenol A)? Water bottles? No. Think cash register receipts. Thermal paper receipts are coated with BPA to get the ink from the receipt printer to develop on the paper. The problem is that BPA does not stay on the receipt; instead, it is absorbed by anyone handling […]

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Health updates: Organic groceries and tests on pesticide chemicals

February 28, 2012

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The following is new information regarding saving money on organic groceries and the EPA mandating tests on endocrine disruptors. Saving money on organic groceries According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental research firm, the fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticide residue and should be replaced with organically grown are: peaches, apples, […]

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Children surrounded by chemicals in school

February 25, 2012

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As your children board the bus for school tomorrow, consider this: A study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that cleaning products used in California’s schools emitted more than 450 chemicals into the air. This includes formaldehyde, chloroform and a long list of chemicals that have clear links to asthma, cancer and other troubling […]

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