Tag: Toxic

Detox with a chemical-free pantry

Posted on 9 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A new year is, for many people, a time to develop new and healthier habits in life. One common resolution is to do a detox, especially after the indulgences of the festive season, and whole industries experience a boom time … Continue reading

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Food additive dangers explained – Natural Therapy pages talks to Bill Statham, author of The Chemical Maze

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Food additive dangers are explained in a pocket guidebook and iPhone application that lists a comprehensive range of additives, their common ailments and health concerns.

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Chemical additives in pet foods effect health

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The pet food market in Australia, in 2003, was worth over $1.2 billion. Of the 7.5 million households in Australia, 63% own pets so that equates to big business for manufacturers. In recent years, pet foods have been marketed to … Continue reading

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Mascara – a list of chemicals that may surprise you

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Mascara has an ingredient list that includes a range of chemicals: Petroleum distillates, shellac, acrylates (strong irritants), phenylmercuric acetate (preservative made from benzenes and mercury that can cause blisters, skin irritation and allergic reactions), parabens (hormone disrupters, allergens), quaternium-22 (preservative, … Continue reading

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‘Scorecard’ reveals the truth about toxic loads

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you notices that some entries in The Chemical Maze list potential effects with the term ‘Scorecard’ after them (see formaldehyde for an example)? Scorecard spotlights the top polluters in the US and ranks states and countries by pollutant releases. … Continue reading

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Sulphites a trigger for eczema

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A sensitivity to sulphites can be a major trigger of eczema, asthma and a host of respiratory-type illnesses. This allergy to preservatives is more common than we think. Whether ingested through food or medicines or applied to skin in a … Continue reading

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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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Formaldehyde a trigger for asthma in children and adults

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Formaldehyde is a harmful chemical that is found in most everyday homes. It is used in the production of fertiliser, paper, plywood and manufactured wood, as a preservative in some foods and in household products such as antiseptics, floor polishes … Continue reading

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What is hydrolised vegetable protein (HVP)? – the MSG link

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Health concerns over food additive 621 MSG are common among today’s consumers. Avoiding MSG typically involves avoiding additives in the range 620-637 but there are ways MSG creeps into our foods without falling into this numerical range.

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Harmful chemicals in personal care products and legally not on the label

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Most harmful chemicals in personal care products can be identified by reading the label on the pack. But what we don’t realise is that these products may also contain a range of harmful chemicals that are not listed.

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