A new warning from scientists about food additives: Billions of nanoparticle food additives can reach infants, even crossing the placenta during pregnancy. These chemical food additives can change the baby’s gut microbiome and damage gut cells. This phenomenon, researchers believe, likely raises allergy and immune disorder risk.
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Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Linked to Anxiety: Study
Scientific researchers have now linked the synthetic sweetener Aspartame to anxiety.
Chemicals in Food and Products Causing Sperm Counts to Crash: Scientists
Yet another new scientific study has confirmed that toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our personal care products, food, home care products and general environment may be behind the dramatic drop in sperm counts worldwide.
Stopping Toxic Chemicals in Food: GAO Recommends FDA Appeals to Congress
Scientific laboratory testing has demonstrated that food and food packaging in the U.S. contains toxic chemicals/additives. Yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lacks the legal power to compel food manufacturers to provide information to the FDA so they can review the level of public health risks of the chemicals in question (like PFAS and BPA in food packaging that migrates into the food). Now, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted an investigation and created a report that has recommended that FDA request this authority from Congress.
Artificial Sweeteners Linked with Heart Disease and Stroke: Study
The results of a new, large scale, long-term scientific study suggest that high consumption of artificial sweeteners may have a direct association with cardiovascular disease risk, including heart attack and stroke.
HEALTH ALERT: Perdue Chicken
There has been a Public Health Alert issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Perdue’s frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast tenders labeled “gluten-free”.
Cancer-causing Chemicals Leaching into Food from Packaging: Scientists
Scientists have now identified over three thousand chemicals leaching into food from the food packaging. Experts warn that some of the chemicals found were extremely dangerous and could cause cancer.
Microplastics from Food Containers Discovered in Human Blood
A new study has found microplastics in human blood for the first time. The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in organs. Microplastics enter the body from food and drink containers.
Phthalate Chemicals Linked to Problem Pregnancy
The results of a new scientific study have demonstrated that exposure to phthalates — a ubiquitous group of chemicals found in everything from plastics to personal care products to electronics — may disrupt an important hormone needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy.
BPA can Harm Brain Development of Unborn Babies: Study
Scientists have recently demonstrated that the direct transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) from a mother to her developing child via the placenta could negatively impact fetal brain development.