Tag: allergies to preservatives

Baby wipes – making safer choices

Posted on 19 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you ever considered the chemicals that might be used in the manufacture of baby wipes? Although many claim to be sensitive to babies skins and contain skin conditioning ingredients, many brands also contain several preservatives that can be harmful … Continue reading

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Ingredients in cheese slices – quick review

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Cheese slices are promoted to us as a source of calcium and vitamin D. Low fat versions are available and the marketing message is clear about their place in our daily dairy intake.

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Allergies to Nitrates (251) in meat products

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Nitrates (251) can produce allergic symptoms within minutes of ingestion in people with chemical sensitivities. Symptoms include gastrointestinal ailments, skin irritations such as hives, swelling and redness, fatigue and headache, congestion and asthma complications.

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Bad food additives in disguise – meat glue

Bad food additives are bad for health, but meat glue, also known as thrombian or transglutimanese enzyme, is a concerning addition to all sorts of food products that we aren?t even told about.

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Seven deadly chemicals in your personal care products

Exposure to seven harmful chemicals is a daily reality for 20% of people, at least that is what research conducted by Safe Cosmetics found.

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Food intolerance is dose related in children.

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Food intolerances in children are a growing concern for many parents. There is no doubt that when we compare the incidence of food related allergies and intolerances now to thirty years ago, that something very fundamental has changed in what … Continue reading

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How many additives did you consume today?

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Every day we consume a range of chemical additives many of which are safe, some even health promoting. Our daily meal habits (home cooked typical western fare, not including fast food) expose us, on average, to over 120 different additives … Continue reading

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Preserving water is a toxic challenge for cosmetic manufacturers

If one of the ingredients in your makeup item is water (and the chances of this are very high), then that product will need to also contain some sort of preservative. Water, in any form, will harbour a range of … Continue reading

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Remembering preservatives that trigger asthma

Asthma is listed as a potential side effect for preservatives in the range E200-E228 according to the Chemical Maze. I find this an easy fact to keep in mind when supermarket shopping and bypassing anything likely to cause wheezing is … Continue reading

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Sulphur dioxide is red flag for allergy sufferers

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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For some of us, it was a good news day when research indicated that a glass of red wine a day could be beneficial for health. But for those of us allergic to food additive and preservative 220 (sulphur dioxide), … Continue reading

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