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41 million IQ points lost to neurotoxins

As a followup to the two previous posts about the efforts of the American Chemical Council to water down regulations that protect Americans against toxic chemicals, consider this: exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides have fried 41 million IQ points, i.e., have lowered the collective IQ of Americans by that much. 235 more words

Environment

BMAA and ALS: A Close Look at Eutrophication

The overall equation representing one of life’s ultimate achievements, photosynthesis, is the biggest oversimplification you will find in any basic science book on the planet. It shows water, carbon dioxide and sunlight as reactants and glucose and oxygen as products. 672 more words

Ecological Chem

Shades of Earth By Beth Revis

Book: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe #3)

Genre: Scifi, YA

Preview: Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceshipGodspeed behind. 466 more words

Book Reviews

We're Putting What on Our Babies?

According to a report written by the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia, infants have almost “double the the skin surface per body weight units as adults” and are at greater risk of absorbing twice the amount of chemicals through their skin. 284 more words

Carbo Taxol and Other Little Poisons

I try not to complain, and I try not to be too intensely passionate about things. My midwife told me 32 years ago that I hide my pain as stoically as anyone she’s ever seen. 1,094 more words

Cancer

Where Toxins Can Lurk (Beware of Toxic Halloween)

What you don’t know can hurt you: a “better safe than sorry”-reminder post about toxins – for parents, for pet owners, for Halloween fans. {30 Days of Halloween Series}  1,650 more words

Beautycalypse

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin by Medical Journal (reprint)

With the advent of social media and an expanding digital universe, product awareness is at an all-time high, yet few substances have been collecting as much attention as Fluoride. 461 more words

Nutrition & Diet