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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

The Chemical Marketplace: Popcorn Lung -- The Perils of Microwave Popcorn Return

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Last month a jury in Colorado awarded 59-year-old Wayne Watson $7.2 million from three companies for damages caused by microwave popcorn. The reason? In 2007 Mr. Watson contracted a rare but serious lung disease.

How Safe Is Your Cookware?

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer, researcher, clinical practitioner, author, and lecturer As an integrative ph...

The Chemical Marketplace: Revisiting BPA and PFOA

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The thing that has made bisphenol A so controversial is the fact that it is used in plastic containers and plastic bottles and the linings of tin cans. But lo and behold there has been some good news on that front.

The Chemical Marketplace: PFOA

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Microwave popcorn bags are often designed with a coating of fluorotelomers, which, when exposed to high temperatures, break down into PFOAs.

Chemicals and the World's Expanding Waistline

Nena Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nena Baker

A growing stack of laboratory research suggests that some of the chemicals used in everyday items predispose an individual to the battle of the bulge, despite normal diet and exercise.

A Little Bit Safer

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A California judge has ordered the state to explain why PFOAs should not be added to a list of regulated chemicals -- it's in popular consumer and industrial products like Teflon.