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Health research is based on trust. Health professionals and journal editors reading the results of a clinical trial assume that the trial happened and that the results were honestly reported. But about 20% of the time, said Ben Mol, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Monash Health, they would be wrong. As I’ve been concerned about research fraud for 40 years, I wasn’t that surprised as many would be by this figure, but it led me to think that the time may have come to stop assuming that research actually happened and is honestly reported, and assume that the research is fraudulent until there is some evidence to support it having happened and been honestly reported. The Cochrane Collaboration, which purveys “trusted information,” has now taken a step in that direction. Read more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit court ruled the Federal Communications Commission failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its determination that its current guidelines adequately protect against harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation. Read more
MANAGERS AND CAREER STAFF in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention tampered with the assessments of dozens of chemicals to make them appear safer, according to four scientists who work at the agency. The whistleblowers, whose jobs involve identifying the potential harms posed by new chemicals, provided The Intercept with detailed evidence of pressure within the agency to minimize or remove evidence of potential adverse effects of the chemicals, including neurological effects, birth defects, and cancer. Read more
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Healthy Home & Lifestyle
I shake my head at those home makeover shows that are so popular on TV.
You know, a couple who are discontented with their home invite a design expert to come in and evaluate the situation. The couple nervously agree to stretch their budget as far as possible to make as much of a change as they can. Then a renovation team takes over, carrying out repairs and upgrades (there’s always an obstacle that arises and creates drama), and after that the designer stages the house with new furniture, store-bought decorations, and this year’s color scheme. Finally the homeowners come back for the big reveal and get teary-eyed at their house’s new look. Read more
As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It has launched Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood amid the backdrop of the Great Recession and the Covid-19 pandemic, student loans, stagnant wages and rising costs of living. Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio — While it’s a common belief that most things get better with each passing generation, it appears health is not one of them. Researchers from The Ohio State University find the overall health of younger generations in America is getting worse over time. Specifically, millennials and members of Generation X are facing higher risks of disease and death than their Baby Boomer parents. Read more
Toddlers on tablets, children on smartphones and a generation raised by screens.
It is inevitable that smartphones and tablets are everywhere and adults need them to function in this technologically advanced world. But, why do we insist on shoving them in front of children to shut them up — especially during such critical developmental years? Read more
Moms Across America is a 501c3, and therefore not a political advocacy organization. We have supporters from many different political views because we all, no matter what our political party, eat food, and want our families to be healthy. We encourage unity and embrace the good intentions from our supporters of all political parties in order to fulfill our mission; to educate and empower mothers and others with actions and solutions to create healthy communities. Read more
Epsom salt baths are an excellent way to destress and detoxify the whole body.
Unlike other naturally occurring salts, Epsom salts are formed from a pure mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate.
More than 325 enzymes in the body require magnesium to function properly.
Epsom salts have been shown to improve many conditions associated with inflammation and to provide pain relief by pulling out harmful toxins.
You should not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated.
Plan on 40 minutes in the tub for an effective Epsom salts bath.
Use approximately 1/2 cup of Epsom salts for every 50 pounds of weight. Read more
It seems like everyone wants a home that feels like a retreat: an environment that’s soothing, uplifting, and beautiful. Many of us are taking inspiration from the Danish word hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which is all about creating a cozy home that inspires connection and a sense of well-being. Natural fibers, pale colors, and lights with a soft, warm glow are hallmarks of this style. Read more
Home is about family, thankfulness, acceptance, love, and strength. It’s about reflecting on the life that was and looking forward to the life that can be in the future. It’s about counting blessings. And it’s about slowing down from life long enough to appreciate and enjoy the people who matter most. Read more
Environmental Health News – October 20, 2020
If you’ve been considering throwing out that old couch, now might be a good time. Dust in buildings with older furniture is more likely to contain a suite of compounds that impact our health, according to new research. Read more
Fluoride Action Network – October 7, 2020
The former director of the NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Dr. Linda Birnbaum, and top scientists in researching fluoride neurotoxicity have just released an important Op-ed highlighting mounting evidence that suggests fluoride may be hampering brain development and reducing kids’ IQ. Read more
Health Nut News – September 24, 2020
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated guidance on the use of dental amalgam, including a safety warning to health care providers and the public. The FDA notes it is recommending certain high-risk groups avoid getting dental amalgam whenever possible and appropriate. Read more
Over the last several years, certain Architecture & Design trends have risen to prominence and are now widely used. How these trends interconnect is really interesting to me. Sustainability, modular design, minimalism, and biophilic design may seem disparate, but they all have one common thread: intentionality. All of these ideas promote a deliberate, purposeful design approach toward the built environment. To create a desired experience, design must be done with intention in mind. Read more
Toxic Chemicals & Pollution
Previous reports have linked long-term air pollution exposure with accumulation of Alzheimer’s disease-related brain plaques, but this is the first accumulated evidence that reducing pollution, especially fine particulates in the air and pollutants from the burning of fuel, is associated with lower risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more
Measures of individual exposures to immunotoxic PFASs included short-chain PFBA known to accumulate in the lungs. Elevated plasma-PFBA concentrations were associated with an increased risk of a more severe course of COVID-19. Given the low background exposure levels in this study, the role of exposure to PFASs in COVID-19 needs to be ascertained in populations with elevated exposures. Read more
Children’s Health Defense – October 19, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is telling school administrators to clean and disinfect schools with products approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
But what the CDC doesn’t make clear, is that some of those products contain harmful chemicals. Read more
A study published May 4 by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change. Read more
A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract of children and the amount of common chemicals found in their home environment.
The work, published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, could lead to better understanding of how these semi-volatile organic compounds may affect human health. Read more
Shanna Swan, Ph.D., author of “Count Down,” says endocrine-disrupting chemicals are causing decreased sperm counts, plunging testosterone levels and rising levels of erectile dysfunction.
“If you look at the curve on sperm count and project it forward — which is always risky — it reaches zero in 2045, meaning the median man would have essentially no viable sperm,” Swan writes in her book. Read more
The heating and cooling of buildings account for as much as 20% of energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To combat global climate change, the use of foam insulation is increasing in building renovations and in new construction. Read more
Georgia and Tennessee are first states to gain approval to diffuse a chemical known to trigger asthma and other serious respiratory illnesses throughout government buildings, healthcare and food processing facilities and intrastate transportation. Read more
Nanotechnology is spurring a new industrial revolution. The process of engineering materials on an incredibly small scale—a human hair is about 80,000 nanometers wide—has led to advancements in everything from electronics to paint to cosmetics to clothes. But their small size also poses a threat as a new type of pollution: nanomaterials can easily end up in the environment, get into living organisms, and make their way through the food chain, new research shows. Read more
We’ve all heard about the dangers of lead paint, and thankfully, interior paints that contain lead are no longer sold in the U.S. or most parts of the world. You may have even heard of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and carefully chosen products with low levels of these hazards. But another chemical used in paint has become the focus for green scientists this year: a hormone-disrupting chemical class called APEs. Read more
Investigation reveals FDA’s failure to account for the cumulative effect of chemicals on public health, particularly for communities already facing significant health and socio-economic disparities and for children who are uniquely susceptible to dietary exposures from multiple chemicals. Read more
Children’s Health Defense – November 18, 2020
A total of about 400 different agricultural pesticides were used in the U.S. in 2017, the latest year data is available. More and more pesticides have been used because they “contribute to higher yields and improved product quality by controlling weeds, insects, nematodes, and plant pathogens,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read more
The Federal Communications Commission, which is responsible for regulating phones, states on its website that if a cellphone has been approved for sale, the device “will never exceed” the maximum allowable exposure limit. But this phone, in an independent lab inspection, had done exactly that. Read more
ATLANTA, Ga. — As most children start their summer vacations, many parents are busy booking their back-to-school doctor’s checkups. Unfortunately, the last year has been anything but ordinary when it comes to health. Even if youngsters avoided COVID-19 while staying in quarantine and remote learning, a recent study reveals bad news for those upcoming visits to the eye doctor. Researchers say the combination of home confinement and too much time looking at digital screens appears to be severely impacting kids’ vision. Read more
After House Bill 522 was passed in New Hampshire, establishing a 5G investigatory task force, the commission formed came to the conclusion that 5G is fundamentally dangerous for pretty much all life.
Its 13 members, whose expertise ranges from epidemiology and occupational health to toxicology, physics, engineering, electromagnetics and the wireless industry itself, found that, according to the available science, 5G radiation is intrinsically unsafe. Read more
GreenMedInfo – September 18, 2020
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that surround you 24/7 could be interfering with your immune system function, even triggering allergic and inflammatory responses while interfering with your body’s repair mechanisms. Read more
Months of pandemic-driven remote work, Zoom classrooms, and endless Netflix streaming have been giving many of us major tech fatigue. Concern about increased exposure to electronic devices and their effects on our bodies and minds has become top of mind for many people, including EMF Home Inspector Harrison Barritt, who has made it his mission to educate those in the Hudson Valley and beyond about the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Read more
Mental & Emotional Health
Hundreds of millions of adults and children are now either in quarantine in their homes, or engaged in “essential” travel in the public sphere, while maintaining an unnatural distance from one another, because they have been told this is the best way to protect their individual and the public’s health from a deadly virus. But what are the consequences of the social isolation caused by this mass social distancing experiment? Read more
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Role of Viruses in Human Health
Origin Stories for the COVID 19 Pandemic
Antibodies + the Human Immune Response
COVID 19 + Air Pollution
Hypoxia or COVID 19?
Comorbidities with COVID 19 + What We Could Have Done Differently
The COVID 19 Public Health Response
Changing our Understanding + Take Action
Raising children during the pandemic has largely occurred in isolated/sanitized environments that are unprecedented in extent and duration. These kids are at greater risk of developing hypersensitivities and autoimmune diseases than anyone before them. The immune systems of children are not designed to develop in isolation from the microbial world, so let’s consider letting children be children again. Read more
GreenMedInfo – August 24, 2020
Groundbreaking research indicates that most of what is believed about the purportedly deadly properties of viruses like influenza is, in fact, not evidence-based but myth… Read more
NaturalNews) The prevailing belief portrayed in the world today is that people are separate from one another. Many people believe they are separate from the natural processes occurring here on Earth, such as how soil is replenished, how food is grown, and how proper nutrition creates well-being inside.
In these beliefs of separateness, their actions toward nature and their lack of interactions with nature do not matter to them. Their actions toward their fellow man do not matter either. Interactions with plants, animals, and even bacteria are viewed through a lens of isolation and fear. For example, man’s role in preserving the health of the soil directly impacts his health. The depletion of nutrients and microbes in the soil via herbicide poisoning ultimately has negative repercussions for the entire community because a diverse array of bacteria is necessary for the people. Bacteria are necessary for establishing healthy human immunity, digestion, and nutrient absorption. These colonies of bacteria live symbiotically with people inside and outside of their bodies, communicating with cells and signaling when the immune system should prepare during stressful times. Read more