Heal the body, heal the planet: Whether you are doing it for health or environmental reasons, you won’t be sorry about transitioning to a plant-based diet….
Antibacterial soaps & other products with triclosan are under fire for not being effective while causing health & environmental problems…
Artificial Sweeteners: Can They Help Reduce Obesity? Fake sugar no cure-all for our dangerous addiction to sweetness
Americans consume as much sugar in a day as our ancestors consumed in a year — and our health is suffering as a result. But artificial sweeteners may not be a healthier substitute…
Paraben Paranoia? Common preservative in health and beauty products linked to cancers and other health problems
Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine recently stopped using skin and beauty products with parabens in them. What are parabens and should we all be avoiding them? — Betsy Johnson, Port Chester, NY First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty […]
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been hearing a lot about the dangers of sunscreens. What is the latest on efforts to make them safer and more effective? — Phyllis Lothran, Tallahassee, FL Greater awareness about what’s in everyday products and increased interest in healthy living means there has never been a better time to re-evaluate which sunscreens you […]
Rice is thought of as a first “safe” food to feed babies, but did you know that much of it contains arsenic? Maybe it’s time to rethink our love of rice.
Fooled by Food Dyes: From Cereal Bars to Salad Dressings, Artificial Food Dyes Are Everywhere — And They Aren’t Doing Our Health Any Good…
Imported Fruits, Vegetables and Seafood Are on the Rise and Inspections Can’t Keep Up
Hair Scare The Brazilian Blowout Hair Treatment Contains Dangerous Levels of Formaldehyde, But the FDA Is Slow to Act
A Portland, Oregon, hairstylist experienced shortness of breath, eye irritation and nosebleeds when using Brazilian Blowout products and filed a complaint with the local OSHA.
The Tofu Trap: Soy protein isolate is in pretty much everything we eat — cereals, cereal bars, biscuits, cheeses, cakes, noodles, pastries, snacks and soups — and has serious environmental & health consequences.