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Nighttime light…

January 23rd, 2017|

Inside the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of your brain, which is part of your hypothalamus, resides your master biological clock. Based on signals of light and darkness, your SCN tells your pineal gland when it's time to secrete melatonin, and when to turn it off. Your melatonin level inversely rises and falls with light and darkness, and [...]

Building biologist a breath of fresh air for clients

January 23rd, 2017|

Building biologist Lucinda Curran's recent visit to a client who was concerned about their daughter's exposure to heavy metal echoes the insidious nature of some of the health hazards she investigates. Curran says her audit discovered that the child was sleeping within a couple of metres of the household smart meter, which was emitting very high [...]

Flame retardants and car seats? Still a thing.

January 13th, 2017|

Flame retardants are still widely used in car seats despite no data showing a fire safety benefit to children, according to a new report from the Ecology Center in Michigan. Flame retardants are considered carcinogens, hormone disruptors and developmental toxics. Infants and children are especially vulnerable to the effects of flame retardants in chemical laden dust [...]

Can Cities Find A Way To Stop Using Disposable Coffee Cups?

January 4th, 2017|

I always carry my reusable coffee cup + water bottle with me and it makes me quite sad to think people think disposable cups are the norm...It shouldnt be that way and Freiburg, Germany might just have a solution to change things... If you buy a cup of coffee to go in downtown Freiburg, Germany, you [...]

IS BLUETOOTH SAFE?

December 28th, 2016|

Apple’s release of the iPhone 7 with its unique wireless headphones has brought the issue of Bluetooth to the forefront. With the elimination of the headphone jack, and Apple’s commitment to a wireless future, consumers must ask the question, “Is Bluetooth safe?” WHAT IS BLUETOOTH? Bluetooth uses similar radio frequency technology as cell phones, but over [...]

Sweden to Incentivize Product Repairs in Effort to Reduce Consumer Waste

December 21st, 2016|

Christmas is here again and people go crazy buying things they really don’t need and things that usually don’t last for long. I haven’t bought any Christmas presents since I moved out from parents house, I just believe Christmas is not about presents, it’s about time spent with your loved-ones, sharing the moments, not stuff. Sweden [...]

Modern life is killing our children: Cancer rate in young people up 40 per cent in 16 years

December 16th, 2016|

Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 per cent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned. New analysis of government statistics by researchers at the charity Children with Cancer UK found that there are now 1,300 more cancer [...]

Full Signal – The Hidden Cost of Cell Phones

December 9th, 2016|

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in common household products cost hundreds of billions of dollars in health.

December 2nd, 2016|

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in common household products and our environment cost the USA economy $340 billion in added health costs and the European economy $217 billion. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) contribute to disease and dysfunction and incur high associated costs. The disease costs of EDCs were much higher in the USA ($340 billion) than in Europe [...]

Yes, aerosol’s can be recycled!

November 25th, 2016|

Australians are amongst the world’s most prolific consumers of aerosols – at around 10 cans per year per person, or 240 million cans a year! Globally, we sit at third place behind the US and United Kingdom. It’s not only Aussie icons like Aero-guard and Mortein that account for the popularity of aerosol cans. Personal care [...]