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Ozone levels linked to cardiac arrest

Ozone levels linked to cardiac arrest | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Cardiac arrests are more likely when levels of air pollution - especially soot-like particles and ozone - have been high in recent days or even hours, according to a large study from Texas.

Evidence already links airborne particles with heart disease and lung problems but the new findings are the first to show that high ozone may immediately raise the risk that a person's heart will stop beating.

 

 

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Eating fish is wise, but it’s good to know where your seafood comes from

Eating fish is wise, but it’s good to know where your seafood comes from | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Beware of farmed fish.

 

The heavy use of chemicals — including pesticides and antibiotic and antifungal drugs — in many aquaculture operations as a major concern. “There’s a lot that gets dumped into these facilities in order to try to keep fish healthy in really crowded conditions . . . and those chemicals or residues can end up on or in the fish,” she says.

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Flame retardants found in common grocery store foods

Flame retardants found in common grocery store foods | Longevity science | Scoop.it

HBCD - The newest player in toxic chemicals

In a recent study of best-selling grocery store products, researchers discovered that almost 50 percent of the sampled peanut butter and deli meats, as well as turkey, fish, beef and other fatty foods, contained hints of a flame retardant normally utilized in the foam insulation of building walls.

You're probably wondering how a chemical used in building insulation makes its way onto our grocery shelves.



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Blood Cleaning and Filtration

Blood Cleaning and Filtration | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A new device has been tested to clean blood of bacteria.

 

In blood samples tested so far, the scientists have successfully removed 80 and 90 percent of the bacteria Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, respectively. They have also been able to remove over 80 percent of the blood’s inflammatory...

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Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees

Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Another reason to eat organic: a dangerous pesticide has been confirmed to kill honeybees. This toxin is entering our environment through factory farming methods.

 

A recent study showed that this EPA-approved GMO insecticide is responsible for killing off honeybees, which is a serious threat to the food supply. This chemical is also helping contaminate the entire food chain...

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Tania Calonge's comment, November 11, 3:26 PM
Pese a las ventajas que proporcionan los organismos transgénicos para poder ser resistentes a plagas o a factores ambientales, esa manipulación genética no siempre resulta del todo beneficiosa y puede llegar a tener consecuencias dramáticas. Por ello, la regulación de los organimos transgénicos y su control antes de salir al mercado, es fundamental.
Tania Calonge's curator insight, November 20, 10:15 AM

Pese a las ventajas que proporcionan los organismos transgénicos para poder ser resistentes a plagas o a factores ambientales, esa manipulación genética no siempre resulta del todo beneficiosa y puede llegar a tener consecuencias dramáticas. Por ello, la regulación de los organimos transgénicos y su control antes de salir al mercado, es fundamental.

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Pink Slime and Other Weird Food Additives You Don't Know You're Eating

Pink Slime and Other Weird Food Additives You Don't Know You're Eating | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Have you ever eaten ammonia? If you had a burger at McDonalds last year, you probably have.

 

"Pink slime - a mix of meat trimmings washed in ammonium hydroxide and used in fast food burger patties - churned consumer's stomachs so much; McDonald's banned the slop, according to news reports."

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Pesticide chemical linked to food allergies (study); Chemical also used to chlorinate tap water

Pesticide chemical linked to food allergies (study); Chemical also used to chlorinate tap water | Longevity science | Scoop.it

ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2012) — Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 15 million Americans. And according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), dichlorophenol-containing pesticides could be partially to blame.

 

The study reported that high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water, when found in the human body, are associated with food allergies.

 

 

 

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Common household chemical tied to heart disease risk: MedlinePlus

Common household chemical tied to heart disease risk: MedlinePlus | Longevity science | Scoop.it

People who had higher levels of a common synthetic chemical in their blood were more likely to have heart disease or have had a stroke, in a new U.S. study.

 

These are preliminary statistics and do not prove that the chemical causes heart disease, but the connection warrants a closer look.

 

 

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Garden Corner- Biodiversity, Indoor Farming, PC Gardening

Garden Corner- Biodiversity, Indoor Farming, PC Gardening | Longevity science | Scoop.it

>>Home-built "Bio Computer" runs Linux, grows wheatgrass:
PC case modder and hardware hacker Mike Schropp's latest project, the 'Bio Computer' sees a working PC put to use as a garden in which to grow wheatgrass.
http://www.gizmag.com/bio-computer-grows-wheatgrass/22550/

 

 

>>Dwarf plants could reduce demands for water, fertilizer, nutrients and pesticides:
Aside from arable land, most farm crops require significant amounts of water, fertilizer, nutrients and pesticides to grow. While specialized breeding is often used to help produce plants that require less of these inputs, Purdue University researcher Burkhard Schulz has found a way to create tiny versions of plants that suffer no reduction in yield through the addition of a cheap and widely available chemical.
http://www.gizmag.com/dwarf-plants/22561/

 

 

>>Maintaining genetic diversity in food supply

Could we be missing the point? Natural and wild may not mean the same in the future. Struggling to keep this stuff alive in a polluted and warming environment, increasingly encroached upon by human beings is a losing battle. But cultivating, preserving, building environments (semi-indoor) can save the plant and animal species that we struggle to maintain.
http://www.naturalnews.com/031144_food_security_biodiversity.html





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Plastic in Your Food… and in Your Body

Plastic in Your Food… and in Your Body | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A study found that a family who stopped eating foods that had been in contact with plastic experienced huge reductions in body levels of plastic toxins in just three days.

 

“Plastic food packaging is a major source of these potentially harmful chemicals, which most Americans harbor in their bodies. Other studies have shown phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) passing into food from processing equipment and food-prep gloves, gaskets and seals on non-plastic containers, inks used on labels — which can permeate packaging — and even the plastic film used in agriculture.”

 

Are you consuming Teflon, BPA, fire retardants and other chemicals? Advocates in the field are concerned…

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Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury after products with the toxic metal turned up in at least seven states.

 

Question: why is mercury deemed ok in dental fillings?

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Are Your Organics Truly Organic?

Are Your Organics Truly Organic? | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Do you buy organic? Ever been curious whether you are getting what you pay for? Unfortunately, sometimes you aren't getting exactly what you think...

 

“Grated organic cheese, for example, contains wood starch to prevent clumping. Organic beer can be made from non-organic hops. Organic mock duck contains a synthetic ingredient that gives it an authentic, stringy texture.”

 

"Three years ago, U.S. Department of Agriculture employees determined that synthetic additives in organic baby formula violated federal standards and should be banned from a product carrying the federal organic label."

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