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June 6, 2017

Glycine – The Versatile Amino Acid

Need to relax a little? Are you too anxious during the day or can’t sleep at night? We all experience stress at some point during our busy lives, but if […]
February 26, 2017

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

The Dalai Lama says sleep is the best meditation. That’s probably because sleep is also the best tool for cleansing the brain of neurotoxins. According to the National Sleep Foundation […]
February 15, 2017
atrazine

Banning America’s Peskiest Herbicide: Atrazine

The battle over the use of atrazine is largely contained between the Midwest farmers versus the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But its impact is sending ripples throughout our environment and […]
January 15, 2017
artificial turf

The Toxic Playing Fields of America

At first it may seem inoffensive to repurpose tires. Recycled tires are crumbled and used in artificial turf filling for athletic fields and playgrounds across America.  But parents and environmental […]
January 15, 2017
toxic algae

“Remember that summer when toxic algae wrecked our lake vacation…?”

Nothing ruins a trip to the lake like toxic, life-threatening algae. It sounds like a cynical joke but one of California’s most popular lakes has skiers, fishermen, swimmers and outdoor […]
January 6, 2017
water quality

Something In The Water

In April of 2014, Flint officials began supplying the city with water from the Flint River. By May, residents noticed a smell and odd color in their tap water. One […]
January 6, 2017
unsafe drinking water

Water Wise – Unsafe Drinking Water

After Flint’s water crisis more attention has been paid to the poor water quality throughout the US. millions of Americans are consuming unsafe drinking water and more toxins continue cropping up. […]
January 6, 2017
lead toxicity

Mind The (Test) Gap – Lead Toxicity

Socio-economic status, race and gender—these are variables researchers use when studying gaps in test scores for children in impoverished communities. But researchers are now examining another element: lead toxicity. A […]
January 6, 2017
Flame Retardants

Playing With Fire – Flame Retardants

Practically everything we own has been doused with flame retardants: furniture cushions, mattresses, pillows. Almost all children’s products contain high doses of flame retardant as well, like bouncers, pajamas, car […]