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Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl Margarita's Are Carcinogenic?!?

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As we FIRST reported to our readers back in August, Whole Foods pulled Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl cocktails from their shelves, but now we know why.

The healthy grocer released a statement that they "had to stop selling" Bethenny's product because "it contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards."

Apparently, the "shelf-stable" margarita contains a preservative called sodium benzoate, which can become CARCINOGENIC if mixed with other substances such as vitamin C, such as mixing it with LIME, a very popular garnish for a margarita.

Bethenny, however, doesn't seem too worried that her product's removal from Whole Foods will affect her business, saying:

"With all due respect to Whole Foods, we were in a dozen of their stores and have decided not to continue in these stores. They represent an infinitesimal fraction of our business. We are, in fact, the fastest growing spirits brand in the US . . . We were bound to piss someone off, and everyone loves to try to tear down a success. This is a non-event."

In regards to anyone questioning SkinnyGirl Margarita because of health risks, the desperate housewife said:

"I'm not making wheatgrass here. If I could put an agave plant and some limes on a shelf I would. [The Skinnygirl Margarita] is as close to nature as possible, while still being a shelf-stable product."

Beam Global, the company that supplies the margarita, has said that the drink has "extremely low levels" of sodium benzoate and noted that it's a "very common" preservative.

Do U still trust SkinnyGirl Margaritas?

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Cellphones Pose No Cancer Risk To Children

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In the latest study that gives us a little more reassurance that we aren't killing ourselves every time we make a phone call, the use of cellphones do not increase children's risk for developing cancer!

In the first study focusing on the carcinogenic affects of cellphones on kids, researchers compared the cellphone habits of nearly 1,000 children between the ages of 7 and 19 in Western Europe, including 352 with brain tumors and 646 without.

Fortunately, those children using cellphones were no more likely to develop a brain tumor than others.

Pediatricians are using the study results to relieve parents that they "don't need to be panicked about cellphones and cancer". If you ARE still panicked, the American Cancer Society recommends reducing risk of cellphone energy exposure by using a hands-free device or a speakerphone.

This is definitely good news! We're just crossing our fingers that we won't ever write about another study that says otherwise.

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Carcinogen Found In Numerous Cities’ Drinking Water

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 Carcinogen Found In Numerous Cities’ Drinking Water

An environmental group has analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across America and found that most of it contains a carcinogen called hexavalent chromium — the compound that was made famous in the film and true life story of Erin Brockovich.

This news comes right when the Environmental Protection Agency is considering regulating the compound.

No news yet on whether anyone should be seriously concerned over drinking water — keep your eyes peeled for any new reports!

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