Toxicity Archives - Ann Shippy MD

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September 20, 2017

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare A mother of two put all of her life savings into buying a house that ended up poisoning her family. Read […]
June 6, 2017

Glycine – The Versatile Amino Acid

March 22, 2017
bee extinction

The Buzz Around Bee Extinction

Bees make us honey. They help pollinate our plants. They even help teach kids about sex ed. They do so much good for our environment. Yet, they are on the […]
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 25, 2017
alzheimers memory

The Super Memory Mystery

Alzheimer’s disease is known to devastate the brain. There can be severe memory loss, mood changes, and an interference with intellectual abilities—like the inability to retain new information. Alzheimer’s disease […]
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 […]