We know that lead seriously impairs early childhood development, now scientists are finding that our kids’ brains are at risk from a barrage of other common chemicals

We know that lead seriously impairs early childhood development, now scientists are finding that our kids’ brains are at risk from a barrage of other common chemicals

Carlos Jusino grew up a typical kid in Harlem, rollerblading near the Hudson River, eating at the McDonald’s on 145th Street and Broadway, hanging out with friends in his building. Also typical was the fact that many of Jusino’s neighbors and family members, including his mother, had asthma. “When I was growing up, she went […]

Boise, Idaho: Construction begins in the east end of Julia Davis Park for the Cancer Survivor Plaza!

Boise, Idaho: Construction begins in the east end of Julia Davis Park for the Cancer Survivor Plaza!

It has been over four years in the making, construction has finally begun in the east end of Julia Davis Park in Boise, Idaho to build the R.A. Bloch Cancer Survivor Plaza and the Trevor’s Trek Children’s Cancer Pavilion!  R.A. stands for Richard and Annette Bloch.  In 1980 Richard (who was the co-founder of H […]

Top food products containing high-fructose corn syrup tainted with mercury

Top food products containing high-fructose corn syrup tainted with mercury

(NaturalNews) Nearly half of all commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in processed foods like soda pop, ketchup and candy is tainted with toxic mercury, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Health. Among 20 samples of commercial HFCS tested for the heavy metal, nine tested positive, says the Institute for Agriculture and […]

North Carolina Community Concerned about potentially Toxic Water near Duke plant

North Carolina Community Concerned about potentially Toxic Water near Duke plant

The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas’ antebellum home comes with an ominous warning. “It’s made with bottled water,” says Thomas, a spry 71-year-old. “But the ice comes from our well.” For more than 80 years, the Thomas family has lived on a farm that abuts three open-air pits containing 6.1 […]

Environmental Factors Tied to Autism Clusters

Environmental Factors Tied to Autism Clusters

  An analysis of an insurance claims database of 100 million patients has found clustering of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) in counties across the U.S. The clustering appears to be linked to environmental factors and, to a lesser extent, economic incentives at the state level that affect diagnosis, the researchers reported. […]

Justices’ water pollution ruling may deny Marine vets

  WASHINGTON — Victims of contaminated water that wasn’t discovered for decades lost their effort to sue polluters at the Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could set back thousands of former Marines and their families with similar claims. The justices ruled 7-2 that North Carolina’s law requiring lawsuits to be brought within […]

Families near CTS Site Evacuated

Updated: Monday, June 9 2014, 07:56 AM EDT Breaking news at the CTS Superfund site in South Asheville. Officials are now relocating families…read more  

Residents cope with toxic air threat

  ASHEVILLE – It was almost 15 years ago when Bob Taylor first smelled the rancid chemical stench emanating from a spring basin on his friend’s property off Mills Gap Road. An oily sheen glistened on the water, which at the time was used for drinking by residents of three homes. “This stuff is greasy, it’s shiny […]

Chemical exposure during fetal development to blame for Autism

Monday June 2, 2014 (NaturalNews) Autism rates have risen from 1:10,000 in 1981 to 1:68 in 2014. Multiple studies have shown that the prevalence of toxins in our environment to which children are exposed during their developmental stages are the main culprit; however, many other factors should be considered as well, including GMOs and vaccinations.The […]

GMO Free Oregon begins gathering signatures for GMO labeling ballot initiative

  May 22, 2014 (NaturalNews) An Oregon group opposed to genetically modified foods has begun gathering signatures for a statewide ballot measure in November that would require labeling of ingredients for all such products sold in the state.The measure, if successful, would mirror Vermont’s recently passed legislation requiring that GMO foods be labeled, though that […]