A follow up article on the topic of fluoride (see my previous post for the initial entry) – Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times the fluoride level of tap water, says expert (The NaturalNews Network) – confirms previously stated concerns and adds more.
The issue of fracking has occasionally appeared on this blog and the news seems to be moving in the right direction. Food & Water Watch reports that Fracking Bans Spread Across Argentina, Global Resistance Grows.
Updates and more facts on GMOs and Monsanto:
– “Reacting to the dangerous escalation of chemical farming, toxic residues on foods and environmental pollution,” millions of people have taken (literally and figuratively) to the streets in a global “March Against Monsanto.” Read Millions Against Monsanto: On the Road to Victory (OCA) for an update
– Learn how NOT to comply with Monsanto and stand up for your health and well-being in Top Ways to Flip Monsanto the bird daily
– Appreciate The 10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You To Believe
Another study, from France this time, provides evidence that common food contaminants like dioxin, PCB, bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates may be causing dangerous metabolic changes as explained in the Food Contaminants Worsen Metabolic Problems in Obese Mice article (Mercola.com).
Health problems linked to some of the most common food contaminants include:
- BPA: Plasticizing chemicals like BPA, found in plastics and canned food linings, disrupt embryonic development and are linked to heart disease and cancer.
- Phthalates: Phthalates dysregulate gene expression and cause genital anomalies, especially in baby boys, that may pass down several generations. Found in vinyl flooring, detergents, automotive plastics, soap, shampoo, deodorants, fragrances, hair spray, nail polish, plastic bags, food packaging, garden hoses, inflatable toys, blood-storage bags, and intravenous medical tubing.
- Dioxins: Dioxins, a byproduct of industrial processes, such as chlorine bleaching of paper products and the manufacturing of some pesticides. […] they accumulate in the food chain and more than 90 percent of human exposure is through foods like meat, dairy products and fish. […]are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.”
- PCBs: Like dioxins, PCBs are persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that persist in the environment and resist breaking down, accumulating in the food chain and posing serious risks to human health and the environment. PCBs and other POPs have caused birth defects and other abnormalities among wildlife, along with damage to virtually every human bodily system.