Posts Tagged ‘environmental’

Lead Toxicity & The Las Vegas Shooting

Lead Toxicity

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…

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The Trouble with Flooding & Storms: Mold!

Mold Remediation

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…

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Dodge Allergies with these Simple Tips from Dr. Salerno

Seasonal Allergy Tips

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…

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The Possible Link Between Mercury and ALS

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…

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The Link Between Cancer and Your Environment

Environmental Carcinogens

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…

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The Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Benefits

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…

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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…

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Chromium 6 in Drinking Water Gains Worldwide Attention

Chromium 6 in Drinking Water

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…

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Can Alzheimer’s be caused by an infection?

Vitamins for Brain Health

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…

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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…

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