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How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

The chemicals once seemed near magical, able to repel water, oil and stains. By the 1970s, DuPont and 3M had used them to develop Teflon and Scotchgard, and they slipped into an array of everyday products, from gum wrappers to sofas to frying pans to carpets. Known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, they were a […]

25 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life

25 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life

The use of apple cider vinegar dates back hundreds of years. Because of its potent antibacterial properties, it was – is – a favorite to use for numerous applications including wounds, bruises, and even prophylactic cleansing. Folk medicine credited apple cider vinegar as a remedy for illnesses like the flu and there are numerous modern […]

Cooking with Splenda found to release cancer-causing dioxins in food

Cooking with Splenda found to release cancer-causing dioxins in food

The long-term safety of the popular artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose) has been called into question by a new review study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) discovered that sucralose essentially releases cancer-causing dioxins in food when baked or otherwise heated, which is one of […]

DuPont sued multiple times as court-backed science panel finds chemical C8 used in Teflon is linked to cancer

DuPont sued multiple times as court-backed science panel finds chemical C8 used in Teflon is linked to cancer

Back in April 2013, DuPont was sued in a wrongful death case when a court-appointed science panel linked DuPont’s C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid) to kidney cancer, thyroid disease and testicular cancer, to name a few adverse effects. 2001 lawsuit advances forward Dupont’s C8 chemical, the key ingredient in their Teflon brand, is primarily used as a synthetic coating […]