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Subway Removing Shoe & Yoga Mat Chemical From Their Bread! Why Was It There To Begin With??

Filed under: FoodHealthFast FoodScary!

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This is FAB news!

We sometimes wonder how companies even decide to put half the chemicals they do into their products. Who is the first one to try it? Why would you even try it??

It's all in the name of saving money, of course!

Well the good news is that Subway has decided to REMOVE

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Leighton Meester, Adrian Grenier And More In Water PSA

Filed under: Adrian GrenierHealthEnvironmentScience!

What better way to draw attention to your PSA than by filling it with celebs!

Leighton Meester, Adrian Grenier, Norman Reedus, and Zoe Kravitz are just a few of them.

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FDA Will Not Ban BPA!

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Someone's upset with the FDA.

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently petitioned the FDA to ban the use of BPA in products.

BPA, bisphenol A, is a possibly toxic chemical used in many products, especially plastics and resin that line or make up our cans and certain food products. It's even in baby bottles!

The FDA has said they will not be banning BPA from being used but

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Chemical Found In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Child Obesity!

Filed under: HealthPerezcious Parenting

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This is scary.

The chemical known as phthalates, found in many personal care productions such as lotions, cosmetics, perfume, medication, and other nutritional products, has been linked to a possible contribution to childhood obesity.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York found an association between the exposure of the chemical and children who had a higher BMI than the average child.

Research showed that the BMI in overweight girls with the highest exposure to the chemical was 10% higher than those with the lowest exposure.

The study's leader explained:

"Research has shown that exposure to these everyday chemicals may impair childhood neurodevelopment, but this is the first evidence demonstrating that they may contribute to childhood obesity."

While a poor diet and lack of activity can also contribute to obesity in children, it seems that there may be a link between products containing phthalates and a possible cause or at least significant contribution to obesity. Very, very scary!!

Parents might want to consider using organic and enviro-friendly products for their children. The fact that products are still being made with such harmful chemicals, ESPECIALLY in products for children, is just an absolute outrage. Something needs to be changed.

[Image via WENN.]

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Could There Be A Link Between Deodorant And Breast Cancer?

Filed under: HealthCancer

Deodorant and boobs

That would stink, but cancer specialist Dr. Philippa Darbre believes it is worth investigating.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and research suggests that "the majority of cases are environmental in origin," but that environmental origin is still a mystery.

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McRib Contains Chemical Banned From Food In Europe And Australia

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McRib is McGross

Yuck! It turns out the McRib may actually be McGross!

America seems to be lovin' the McRib, mostly because it plays hard to get and only appears periodically, but we bet the sandwich would lose a few fans if they learned what chemicals are inside of it.

Among the 70 ingredients you'd only find in a chemistry lab, one is BANNED from Europe and Australia as a food additive!

Azodicarbonamide is a flour-bleaching ingredient chemical found in the McRib's bun, which is also used to manufacture foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes.

Mmm…yummy?

Even more disturbing than knowing what else the chemical is used for, azodicarbonamide has been determined by England's Health and Safety Executive to be a "respiratory sensitizer" that potentially contributes to asthma through occupational exposure!

As much as we love eating things we can barely pronounce, we'll be skipping the McRib next time we stroll through the golden arches.

If you're cool with asthma causing chemicals in your food, don't forget to check the McRib's nutrition label.

It's got nearly half of your recommended daily intake of sodium with 890 mg, plus 24 grams of fat!

Maybe McDonald's is actually doing our population a favor by offering the McRib for a limited time only.

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