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Scientists have found traces of more than 100 pesticides and 21 antibiotics in streams across all of Europe, including the UK. A quarter of the chemicals identified are banned, while half of the streams analysed had at least one pesticide above permitted levels. It is a well known fact that pesticide contamination proves to be extremely […]

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Most of us are aware that air pollution wreaks havoc on our lungs and heart. Several studies in the past have hinted that prolonged exposure to air pollution proves to be detrimental for our brain too, with a recent study even linking it to an increased risk of dementia. Now a research undertaken at King’s […]

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A lot of people are aware of the fact that excessive sugar intake is bad for our health and is associated with a number of illnesses. However, a new research undertaken at the Harvard’s School of Public Health claims that daily consumption of one to two sugar-sweetened beverages increases a person’s risk of premature death by 14 […]

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned people to stop using certain makeup products from Claire’s after the agency found them to be contaminated with dangerous asbestos fibers. The chain of stores that sells cosmetics, jewelry and accessories to teens and pre-teens told the FDA that it did not believe the products in question were still […]

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Generally when we talk of businesses that have a high carbon footprint, we tend of think of the transport sector or the heavyweight industries. But did you know that hairdressing, both as a business and as an individual activity, has a massive carbon footprint too! Consider this – if you shampoo and condition your hair […]

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A new research undertaken by European scientists has revealed that children who are exposed to chemicals found in cosmetics and other personal care products, while in the womb or shortly after birth, might be at a higher risk of suffering from lung damage later on. The study found that children exposed to three classes of chemicals—phthalates, parabens […]

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