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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

A New Exciting Environmental Reality Show...

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Have you heard about "Hot and Toxic?"  It’s a new reality show that follows a lady named Janet who moves into a home with a very gassy companion. The show stars numerous other hot companions that also come along for the romantic ride.   The show sees Janet become acquainted with 21 of THE hottest, MOST toxic housemates you’ve ever seen!  If you have the same gassy companion that Janet has, you may want to check to see if you know any of these associates.  Some of the names of these highly irritating mates include Hyde, Di, and C. Mo.  Sound familiar?!  The show serves as a reminder to unsuspecting folks that you’ve got to be careful who you invite into your personal space ; )  This show is going to be a #1 hit reality show and you will definitely want to know all about these housemates.  The show will be bringing you all of the hot and bothered entertainment and drama.  It's nothing like you've ever seen and we have to thank some very environmentally focused folks for

Leave the Sea Turtles Alone: Nine Die from Consuming Marine Turtle Meat

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Nine individuals passed away from consumption of endangered marine turtles in Pemba Island, Zanzibar last month.  A total of eight children and one adult died due to chelonitoxism or food poisoning from the contaminated turtle meat.  Death from chelonitoxication is thought to be a rare happening and is mostly associated with consuming marine turtles such as Green sea turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles.    Consumption of sea turtles is considered a delicacy in remote places and African countries such as Tanzania and Madagascar, French Polynesia and Indo-Pacific regions.  The sea meat is usually consumed at celebratory gatherings.  The individuals who cook and consume marine turtles are unable to decipher if the meat is toxic because the marine turtles appear healthy and do not display any symptoms.  The chelonitoxins cannot be destroyed through heat or cooking.  The chelonitoxism that occurs in marine turtles are due to environmental factors which may include

Engineered Stone is Contributing to Record Numbers of Silicosis Cases

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Engineered stone is a form of composite material consisting of crushed quartz that is used for the purpose of countertop creation.  The crushed stones are held together by polymer resin and is largely made up of a chemical compound called silica.  Engineered stone emulates the look and feel of natural stone and it is usually selected because it is more affordable and requires less maintenance than natural stone.  The beauty of engineered stone comes at a price—that is—for the contractor responsible for its installation. More Environmentally Friendly or A Hazard to Human Health? Some individuals also opt for engineered stone because they believe it to be more environmentally friendly than natural stone but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Workers who manufacture and install the artificial stone are developing serious and incurable lung disease.  The installation of engineered stone requires cutting, grounding, shaping and polishing.  During this process, storms of fine dust are

The Cancer Causing Candy that You Must Stop Eating!

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They’re tiny, cute, fluffy and squishy and they usually come in an array of colors but don’t let the cute looks fool you! Nor should you savor that gooey, chewy bunny-shaped airy confection that you might like to eat around Easter time.  What candy could this possibly be...?? Peeps is a marshmallow candy manufactured by Just Born Quality Confections.  The company produces its colorful confections with FD&C dye no 3.  This particular FD&C dye produces pinks, purples, and reds and is also known as erythrosine.  Folks, if you’re still purchasing foods with FD&C dyes and artificial colors, it’s high time you think and stop.  There are a host of FD&C dyes that are quite harmful to the human body.  Many of these dyes are carcinogenic and can lead to cancer. Carcinogenic food dyes such as Red no. 3, Red no. 40, Yellow no. 5 and blue no. 1 are banned in Europe.  These artificial dyes are linked to behavioral problems in children with ADHD, allergic reactions and sustained infla

New York is Orange and Canada Is Burning

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Air Quality levels in New York have surpassed hazardous levels this week due to Canadian wildfires.  The levels are considered unhealthy for the general public.  Public health officials have advised the general public to refrain from strenuous activities as thick blankets of orange smoke cover the atmosphere.  Approximately 400 fires were burning in Canada on Tuesday evening many of which are considered out of control The wildfires considered to be out of control began in Quebec where weather conditions are unusually dry and very high in heat temperatures. By Wednesday Morning, the New York skyline was fully embroiled in a stretch of hazy fire colored smoke.  It’s even been described as looking similar to a “post-apocalyptic hellscape.” There was a strong permeating smell of smoke, which increased in concentration by the afternoon.   Wildfires have mostly affected the state of California in recent months.  It could be a shocker to some that the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and

Toxic Fragrances & Perfumes? How to Differentiate!

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Sandalwood, amber, peach, peony and vanilla are sensuous notes that could make up a favorite perfume’s scent profile.  Perfumes and colognes may smell delightful but have you ever wondered about the ingredients in your perfumes? Designer and commercially produces perfumes and colognes often contain harmful and carcinogenic substances such as phthalates and parabens.  The ingredient list of a designer perfume may look like this: Alcohol Denat., Fragrance (Parfum), Water\Aqua\Eau, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Linalool, Limonene, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Cinnamate, Citronellol, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Citral, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. This ingredient list contains harsh synthetic ingredients, skin sensitizers, cinnamates, salicylates and the word "fragrance." Who knows what ingredients are in that "fragr

Calling all Breast Implant Sufferers to Aid Research

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I will be conducting a brief qualitative research study within the coming months. If you found this website from previous articles and you're a BII (Breast Implant Illness) sufferer, I want to speak with you! I will be starting the recruitment phase soon and am looking forward to getting in touch to understand your experiences. If you would like to get in touch with me as a BII sufferer and stay in the know about this study, please contact using the contact form and you'll be added to a specialized mailing list.

When Hair Dye is Literally to Die For

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The world of beauty can be a very toxic place. Green News Guide has always been invested in warning the masses about the dangers inherent in every day beauty products. Hair coloring is an activity and skill that stylists engage in on a regular basis. From at home drugstore coloring kits to dyes to bleaching, human beings never realized that there is a price to pay when seeking to color their hair. Not the first Study to Find Link between Cancer and Hair Dye Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Environment and Cancer Epidemiology Group conducted a ground breaking study that had close to 50,000 participants. The study made it’s rounds over the past week when outlets reported on the study’s findings. However, Researchers, (White et al., 2019) weren’t the first to report about the link between cancer and hair dye. Researchers as far back as the early 2000s have confirmed links between bladder cancer and hair dye. According to a study completed in 2001 by

New Study Reveals Non Organic Cereals and Granola Bars Are Full of GLYPHOSATE WEEDKILLER!

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A study recently completed by EWG (Environmental Working Group) found alarming levels of glyphosate on breakfast cereals and other foods from companies such as General Mills and Gerber. Glyphosate is a weedkiller that is produced by Bayer-Monsanto. Many of the cereals found to have troubling levels of weedkiller on them are made by food manufacturer, General Mills. Popular cereals such as Cheerios and Honey nut Cheerios had the highest amounts of glyphosate. Over twenty oat based cereals and snack products were tested and almost all contained levels higher than EWG’s health and safety benchmark. EWG’s safety benchmark is 160 ppb (parts per billion). Anything above this number is considered to be toxic and dangerous if consumed. Honey Nut Cheerios had an astounding number of 833 ppb of glyphosate, while Nature’s Valley Granola bars contained 566 ppb level. The World Health Organization has classified glyphosate as carcinogenic to human beings. California’s Office of Environmental He