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Folic acid supplementation in mums linked to reduced leukaemia in kids.

Folic acid supplementation in mums linked to reduced leukaemia in kids.

Childhood leukaemia is a major cause of death and suffering in kids today. While chemical exposure has been linked with increased rates of leukaemia this study also shows a strong link with low folic acid levels in mums and increased rates. Folic acid and its derivates, known as folates, are...

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Sickness from the smelling industry and the health effects of fragrance compounds.

Sickness from the smelling industry and the health effects of fragrance compounds.

In the past few decades, synthetic fragrance compounds have become ubiquitous components of personal care and household cleaning products. Overwhelming consumerism trends have led to the excess usage of these chemicals. It has been observed that this fragrance-laden unhealthy lifestyle runs parallel with the unprecedented rates of diabetes, cancer, neural...

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Chemicals found in makeup and frying pans have again been linked with early menopause.

Chemicals found in makeup and frying pans have again been linked with early menopause.

Studies have found around 15 chemicals that are positively associated with younger menopausal age and the two major culprits were phthalates found in everyday makeup and personal care products. Of the 13 chemicals the strongest influence was 3.8 years younger for mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl)phthalate, compared with less-exposed women. Another study found a...

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200 scientists rally against triclosan in colgate toothpaste and cleaning products.

200 scientists rally against triclosan in colgate toothpaste and cleaning products.

Two hundred scientists any benefits of triclosan and triclocarban—used in some soaps, toothpastes, detergents, paints, carpets—are outweighed by the risk. While other studies and the FDA in the US say there is no benefit from using these ingredients over basic soap and cleaning products. these two chemicals have been used...

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BPA linked with boys memory.

BPA linked with boys memory.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a high-production-volume chemical that is used to produce polycarbonate plastics and resins used in some food can linings and other consumer products around the home and everyone is exposed predominantly from their diet. There is growing evidence that prenatal BPA exposure increases the risk of neurobehavioral...

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