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2012-09-02 23:03:58

Parents are warned that school supplies made out of softened vinyl plastic may contain dangerous levels of phthalates says Andrew Puhanic, an Australian activist from the Globalist Report. A new study published by the Centre for Health, Environment and Justice, titled Hidden Hazards: Toxic Chemicals Inside Children´s Vinyl Back-to-School Supplies, has revealed that common school supplies are laden with toxic chemicals that have been banned in toys. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September...

Back-To-School Supplies Could Be Carrying Toxic Chemicals
2012-08-28 11:05:24

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dora the Explorer. Spiderman. Disney characters. These are just a few of the figures that are found adorned on school supplies. However, it is important to point out to parents that many of their children´s favorite back-to-school supplies carrying these popular figures may be harboring toxic chemicals, according to a report from the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice. To begin, Paradigm Environmental Services...

2012-07-10 23:01:21

Exposure to toxic chemicals in our environment may be negatively impacting fertility rates. Currently, infertility impacts 15% of all couples with causes equally attributable to both the male and female partner. Fortunately, by identifying and better understanding how to avoid these harmful toxins, couples can minimize the negative impact they have on their fertility. Following are 10 simple steps to doing just that. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Over the last couple of decades,...

2012-06-28 06:27:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study exposes the danger of the chemical butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), a chemical found in the households of nearly 100 percent of the mothers studied. BBzP is often used in vinyl flooring and artificial leather, and it´s slowly released into home air. It can also increase a child's risk for developing eczema. Eczema is characterized by dry, itchy red skin on the face, scalp, or extremities and is common in early childhood. "While hereditary factors,...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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