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  • How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken?
    How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken?
    Arsenic-containing drugs intentionally added to poultry feed to reduce the parasite burden and pinken the meat are apparently converted by cooking into carcinogenic inorganic arsenic compounds.
  • California Children Are Contaminated
    California Children Are Contaminated
    The levels of arsenic, banned pesticides, and dioxins exceeded cancer benchmarks in each of the 364 children tested. Which foods were the primary sources of toxic pollutants for preschoolers and...
  • Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?
    Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?
    Just because something is natural and plant-based doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe. Those who are pregnant, have gallstones, or are susceptible to kidney stones may want to moderate their...
  • Artificial Food Colors and ADHD
    Artificial Food Colors and ADHD
    In response to definitive evidence showing artificial colors may increase inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity among young children, a call has been made by consumer groups to ban food...
  • Male Fertility and Diet
    Male Fertility and Diet
    Dioxins, endocrine disrupting pollutants, heavy metals, saturated fat, and steroids in the meat supply may be affecting sperm counts, semen quality, and the ability of men to conceive.
  • Filled Full of Lead
    Filled Full of Lead
    Standard rifle bullets disperse tiny lead fragments throughout the flesh of wild game, raising public health concerns about lead poisoning in those that consume venison, based on a study of...
  • Paleolithic Lessons
    Paleolithic Lessons
    An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to "paleo" fad diets.
  • Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    A Consumer Reports investigation into the safety of protein supplements found that more than half exceed the California prop 65 "Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" action levels.
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