Some common chemicals in our everyday personal care products, home care products, furniture, flooring and food are not only toxic to humans, but they are also toxic to dogs. Pesticides, flame retardants, and phthalates, for instance, are not only linked to human diseases, but also present biological and clinical threats to dogs. Now scientists have discovered that monitoring environmental exposures to toxic chemicals in dogs could be an early warning system for human health.
This overview examines the current methods used for determining whether a pesticide is safe enough to use and the changes the EPA is planning on making to those methods.
If you clean with bleach you might want to rethink that practice. Researchers have now discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.
Some synthetic and industrialized (naturally occurring chemicals that have been synthetically-altered) that have been shown to be toxic for humans … More
Dicamba is a pesticide created by Monsanto (now Bayer Chemical) to use on GMO crops. It is a pesticide that … More
A new study based on modeling shows that though banned in 1979, PCB industrial chemicals (polychlorinated biphenyls) are lingering in the … More
Kitty wasting disease, or hyperthyroidism (a common endocrine disorder in adult cats) has been on the increase for the past … More
Either dolphins are secretly using moisturizers or human behavior has once again spilled over into the natural environment. ‘Evidence of … More
New research confirms the danger sunscreen chemicals poses to marine life, and potentially to humans as these chemicals have been … More
Scientists have tracked the presence of a class of synthetic flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) to animal feed … More