Antibiotic Hand Sanitizers; how safe are they? Meet the antibiotic chemical Triclosan, which is in a lot more products than just hand sanitizers! The following article is from the New York Times, August 19, 2011, by Andrew Martin. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the safety of the chemical, which was created more than 40 […]
Detox your body inexpensively with nature’s minerals: Most of us know about the importance of iron and calcium in our bodies, but what about magnesium? It is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and […]
Toxic Effects The toxic effects of mercury depend on its chemical form and the route of exposure. Methylmercury [CH3Hg] is the most toxic form. It affects the immune system, alters genetic and enzyme systems, and damages the nervous system, including coordination and the senses of touch, taste, and sight. Methylmercury is particularly damaging to developing […]
Once These Chemicals Are Inside My Body, What Can Happen? Research has now begun to conclusively link dioxin and organochlorine exposure to birth defects, cancer, and reproductive and developmental disorders (11). Many scientists believe that the recent reports of declining sperm counts among men in industrialized countries can be traced to organochlorines (8). Similar problems […]
Dirtiest places in a . . . Public bathroom, the filter in an air dryer. They are almost never changed or cleaned. They accumulate dust and debris in a concentrated warm moist environment where mold, fungus and germs can grow. If there are no paper towels, better to wipe your hands on your clothes. Note: […]
The number of children diagnosed with autism or related disorders has grown at what many call an alarming rate: In the 1970s and 1980s, about one out of every 2,000 children had autism. Today, the CDC estimates that one in 150 8-year-olds in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. This expanded definition […]
When entering a hot car, take a minute and maybe save your life: As if driving wasn’t dangerous enough, yet another in-car hazard rears it’s ugly head. A recent study conducted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), shows that the “new car smell” that everyone likes so much may in fact be deadly. […]
Cosmetics, skin creams, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, etc. what the labels don’t tell you. Seemingly common sounding ingredients where toxins and carcinogens can be lurking. Here are a few just to get you to thinking, then do your own research: Lanolin can be contaminated with organo-phosphate pesticides and insecticides that often come in contact with the sheep’s wool. Fragrance can […]
Got Fleas? Twenty Mule Team Borax is the best solution. Dust in on carpets, bed spreads, blankets and then vacuum it up at the end of the day. Helps remove odors too!
Fabric Softeners may be one of the worse polluters in your house? Fabric softener is one of the most toxic products. As the fabric softeners are made in a way that they stay in the clothes for a long time. The chemicals are gradually released in the air and you inhale the toxic chemicals or […]
What is Bisphenol A anyway? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used primarily in the production of many plastics and resins. BPA is found in so many everyday products – including CDs and DVDs, electronic equipment, automobiles, sports equipment, reusable food and drink containers, and medical devices – it would be impossible to avoid outright. […]
10 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Safer and Healthier: Making your home healthier and greener doesn’t have to be expensive, or overwhelming. Just a few changes can improve the health of your home, everyone in it — and the planet it sits on. Some of these are easy fixes. Others challenge us to re-examine […]
The 10 most dangerous toxins in your house: The short list of toxins under your roof may surprise you: “Toxins in U.S. homes now account for 90 percent of all reported poisonings each year,” says Ross Ann Soloway, administrator of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. That’s an epidemic of hazardous living by any […]
Behind Mass Die-Offs, Pesticides Lurk as Culprit By Sonia Shah, article from Yale’s Environment 360 In the past dozen years, three new diseases have decimated populations of amphibians, honeybees, and — most recently — bats. Increasingly, scientists suspect that low-level exposure to pesticides could be contributing to this rash of epidemics. http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2228 In a nutshell: […]
See a NBC news special on Stephen Arrington’s youth program. He has done hundreds of television and radio interviews, been featured in national magazines and newspapers and had his own television program.
The Out of the Night DVD won two gold medals at the Huston International Film Festival, the Best Non-Broadcast Christian Video of the Year at the Covenant Awards and a Silver Telli Award for excellence.
From meeting a 17-and-a-half-foot great white shark face to face, to diving from an airplane toward the earth’s surface at 140 MPH, to exploring a sunken battle cruiser from World War II in the dark depths of the South Pacific Ocean, author and adventurer Stephen Arrington retells many exciting tales from his life.
Preview “Journey into Darkness” The autobiography of Stephen Arrington’s. His story begins on the glistening sands of Hawaii and nearly ends in the belly of a great white shark. Journey Into Darkness a Public Broadcasting award-winning documentary on his story has aired in 17 countries.