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Dangerous Chemicals On Their Way Out At Johnson & Johnson
2012-08-16 12:24:18

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Johnson & Johnson, maker of a wide range of personal care products such as baby shampoo, acne cream and lotions, has announced its intent to remove formaldehyde and other “chemicals of concern” from its consumer products by the end of 2015. The change comes after a large coalition of health and environmental groups began pressing J&J more than three years ago to make its personal care products safer for consumers...

Chemical Found In Lipstick Could Damage Heart
2012-08-14 13:37:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers found a commonly used chemical in household products may cause heart and muscle problems. Triclosan is found in hundreds of products like lipsticks, face washes and toothpaste, but the fact that it is abundant doesn't mean it is safe. The chemical can hinder the process by which muscles, including the heart, receive signals from the brain. Researchers performed tests on mice and noticed a dramatic 25 percent...

2012-07-13 09:03:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Soda. Candy. These are just a few of the things that can erode a person´s teeth. A few investigators looked into this problem and recently discovered a possible solution. These scientists recently revealed that they have created a new chemical that could allow teeth to be “cavity proof” and make it so that patients never have to visit the dentist again. The molecule, called “Keep 32” after the 32 teeth...

2012-04-30 20:06:29

While chlorpyrifos is no longer registered for household use in the US, it continues to be widely used around the world, as well as on many food and agricultural products throughout the US Even low to moderate levels of exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during pregnancy may lead to long-term, potentially irreversible changes in the brain structure of the child, according to a new brain imaging study by researchers from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the...

2012-04-19 23:01:51

Many people are not aware that toxins lurk in every day health and beauty aids. Topical BioMedics is helping consumers honor Earth Day--and themselves--by giving the family medicine cabinet a healthy, green, eco-friendly "make over," replacing hazardous products with their safe, natural counterparts. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Studies show that common household health and beauty aids typically found in many American medicine cabinets contain toxins that expose adults and children...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.