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Toxic contaminants: the other scourge

Toxic contaminants: the other scourge






As the world focuses on the impact of climate change, little attention is being paid to yet another environmental bane: increasing contamination of air, water and soil. The combined effects of this environmental scourge have contributed to global epidemics of cancers, lung and other degenerative diseases, and costing health systems across the world millions of […]






Enjoying safe seafood

Enjoying safe seafood






Many of us enjoy eating seafood every week, but did you know that some seafood can contain toxins that are harmful to your body? Certain types of seafood contain high levels of methylmercury or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These toxins can be very harmful to the body and it can take one year to rid the […]






Toxic pesticides

Toxic pesticides






A growing concern is the presence of residual pesticides in our food. With rapid technological developments in farming, most farmers use chemical pesticides to yield greater crop output and prevent insect damage, fungal attacks and the growth of weeds, all of which can be lethal to the crop. Unfortunately, these pesticides pose a greater risk […]






Environmental toxins produced during industrial manufacturing

Environmental toxins produced during industrial manufacturing






Through industrialization, we have experienced booming economies, advancements in society and the advent of new technologies and products we use everyday. However, with this also comes pollution and environmental toxins, which pose serious health concerns for humans. One significant discovery resulting from industrialization is the use of aluminum. While it is considered a miracle component […]






Hazardous toxins in electronics

Hazardous toxins in electronics






We all use computers, printers, cell phones, DVD players and TVs, but did you know that these electronics could be harmful to our health? Mercury, lead, barium, chromium and cadmium are just a few of the hazardous and toxic elements found in our electronics. With over 315 million obsolete personal computers and with over six […]






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