The truth about human chemical exposure

Every day we eat, drink and breathe in chemicals.  We come in contact with them in our jobs, homes and community.  They’re everywhere and they’re practically unavoidable.  These chemicals don’t just hang passively around us.  They infiltrate our body and they build up in our blood and urine.  In this post we cover chemical exposure in humans and how you can best reduce your toxic load in your own home.

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Chemicals in Cosmetics: are your personal care products toxic?

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? Well it is, and in some areas it can absorb up to 100% of the ingredients you apply to it. Unfortunately, many cosmetic and personal care ingredients are far from wholesome.  They can include a range of synthetic chemicals that are downright toxic!  Such pollutants in the body are potential hormone disruptors and have been linked to a range of health problems including developmental delays, reproductive system issues, low birthweights and behavioural issues.  In this article you'll learn how to avoid the nasty chemicals, where to go for safe cosmetics, and tips for adults and children alike.

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Love pets but have allergies?

Household pets make excellent companions and make us feel happier (yes, there's research to prove it!). But, if you’re one of those people who sneeze merely at the thought of an animal, then keeping pets may be difficult for you.  Here we explore some ideas on how you can reduce the amount of pet allergens in your home.

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Mobile phones: 10 good reasons to switch yours off (and we’re not even talking about cancer)!

Many of you may have heard about possible health risks if you use mobile phones. In particular you may know something of the possible connection between mobile phone use and brain cancer. 

But it’s not just cancer we need to fear when it comes to mobile phone technology.  Here’s a list we’ve put together to highlight a whole range of other concerns, ones that you probably haven’t even thought about until now.

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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Some countries are taking drastic measures to limit and prevent electromagnetic radiation. But why? Humans are a highly complex electromagnetic systems and as such, we interact with external electromagnetic radiation (EMR).  Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity or EHS is a condition that covers a range of symptoms that appear to be brought on by electronic devices that emit radiation (such as mobile phones and wireless electronics). Learn more about it here and how to minimise your risk.

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Is Dust Dangerous? Top tips for staying on top of dust.

You may not love cleaning but here’s a few good reasons why you shouldn’t let dust build up in your home.  For a start, dust contains pollutants such as lead, arsenic, DDT and allergens that can lead to a variety of health concerns such as allergies, asthma, learning difficulties and nervous system damage to name a few.  The risks to young children are even greater due to their small size, and underdeveloped organs and immune system.

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Should we ban our children from using mobile phones & tablets?

Is there a connection between mobile phone use and cancer, or not? Right now, the research, along with the experts are divided.  Given our ever increasing reliance on mobile devices along with the World Health Organisation’s latest classification that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are possibly carcinogenic, perhaps it just makes good sense to keep our children away from this technology.  Quite aside from the potential brain tumour they may (or may not) develop now or in later years, there is certainly a new set of behaviours emerging around technology addiction in our young folk and this alone is very disturbing.

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