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Lead Toxicity

05 Nov Lead Toxicity & The Las Vegas Shooting

The benefits of using lead in various industries were discovered long before it became known as an urgent public health crisis in later years. It was found that a lead additive to gasoline could increase an engine’s performance, raising the fuel economy of vehicles in contrast to gas without lead additives. It was used in household products, even as an interior wall paint for residential homes. The possibilities of the use of lead in industry were almost endless. However, as with the increase of most uses of a particular substance, trends...

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Mold Remediation

25 Sep The Trouble with Flooding & Storms: Mold!

With the devastation that has recently been caused by hurricanes, one of the largest problems that will be faced is the mold from the flooding. Mold can be in many areas that you cannot see with your own eyes. However, this is a major issue that needs to be addressed. There are several steps to be taken in order to handle this serious problem, and it needs to be done quickly and safely. When dealing with mold remediation, people must protect themselves. The CDC and FEMA both state to wear protective...

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Seasonal Allergy Tips

27 Apr Dodge Allergies with these Simple Tips from Dr. Salerno

Seasonal allergies are different for everyone. But, a lot of people suffer from allergies related to pollen and other Springtime changes in the environment. These tend to be heavier in Spring because pollen is being released by all of the blooming plants. Recent environmental changes have also altered plant and animal behavior, meaning your chances of exposure to these allergens might be more. Higher atmospheric temperatures signal to plants and animals to start their yearly Spring habits at different times. Less rainy days mean more days where pollen is in...

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Mercury and ALS

17 Mar The Possible Link Between Mercury and ALS

Did you know that mercury is one of the only liquid metals found at room temperature? For that reason, scientists found it to be a very curious element, indeed. In fact, they were so curious that research extensively to learn more about its unique properties. Mercury can be added to tool manufacturing as well as other tools such as thermometers and fillings for dental cavities. It’s even used in household items such as light bulbs. Much of its use has fallen aside, but it can still be found in many...

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Environmental Carcinogens

17 Jan The Link Between Cancer and Your Environment

Traffic is boring, it is painfully slow, but did you know that traffic also contributes to environmental conditions that increase the risk of getting cancer? When it comes to environmental factors, there are some obvious factors and others which might not be so obvious. These factors are frequently called “carcinogens.” Environmental carcinogens can come in all forms and from many different places. Awareness of the various possibilities of exposures begins by identifying where those carcinogens might be. Traffic: While traffic is common in almost every city, there are a few exceptions...

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Benefits

08 Nov The Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The human body needs oxygen to survive, but the earth’s atmosphere only contains about 20 to 22 percent oxygen in the atmosphere. That means that only a fifth of the air we are breathing in can actually be used to produce the body’s energy. There are ways to increase that amount of oxygen that our body can use, and the tool we can do it with is called the hyperbaric chamber. A hyperbaric chamber is a pressurized container that was traditionally used to treat illnesses related to deep sea diving. Decompression...

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10 Oct Better Health Through Intravenous Light Therapy

Sunlight and the radiation stemming from it has powerful effects on the human body. For example, sunlight absorbed by the skin can aid in the breakdown of cholesterol to form Vitamin D, an important mineral in the body. Another example is the use of full spectrum or blue colored light bulbs to help improve the general mood of people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. That’s right when the winter comes along, and people get depressed, an indoor light bulb will help to simulate the outdoor light that is good for...

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Chromium 6 in Drinking Water

29 Sep Chromium 6 in Drinking Water Gains Worldwide Attention

Since the movie in 2000, Erin Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts, chromium 6 has gained worldwide attention as a major contributor to cancer and other health issues. While the movie had a typical happy Hollywood ending, chromium 6 is showing up now more than ever in drinking water across the nation. In fact, 31 of 35 cities tested showed levels of chromium 6 including the very town in California, Hinkley to which the movie was based. In Hinkley, chromium 6 was used to cool the pumping station of Pacific Gas and...

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Vitamins for Brain Health

25 Jun Can Alzheimer’s be caused by an infection?

Intriguing new research today from Harvard and Massachusetts Hospital has demonstrated a possible link between infection and Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have discovered that when neurons are grown in Petri dishes then exposed to infection, a large amount of amyloid plaque is formed around the infecting agent. Amyloid is the protein found in Alzheimer's. The same process was reproduced in mice brains. It appears that amyloid functions as an immune response protein, but brains of Alzheimer's cannot clear it effectively as it becomes a waste product after fighting the infection. The amyloid actually forms...

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01 Apr Oral Niacinamide Prevents Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Three hundred eighty-six Australian individuals with the mean age of 66, and at least 2 non-melanoma skin cancers in the previous 5 years were randomly assigned to receive, in a double-blind fashion, 500 mg of niacinamide orally twice daily or a placebo for 12 months. Participants were evaluated by dermatologists at a three-month interval for up to 18 months. The study demonstrated the relationship between niacinamide and skin cancer, as it showed a dramatic decrease in basal cell, squamous cell, and actinic keratosis, a form of pre-skin cancer, of over 23...

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