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EU finally recognises four phthalates as EDCs

In a historic development, four synthetic chemicals – DEHP, DIBP, DBP and BBP – have been identified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for human health. The news was first released by an official source in Denmark. These chemical substances have finally been included in the list of REACH substances of very high concern (2) because

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Moms speak out on chemicals and GMOs

Most people think that the EU does not allow GMOs. In Sweden animals can now be fed with genetically modified crops. The antibiotics and glyphosate used in production add to the health risks from GMOs. Moms speak out about GMOs – because their children get over their illnesses when they clean up their diet and

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To eat or not to eat TUNA

Judging by a recent study on canned tuna you might need to rethink your tuna sandwich. Are you going to carry on eating tuna and go for the cans without bisfenol A – BPA. Unfortunately there are other risks to take into account. When it comes to tuna they come big. Tuna grow fat on all the

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The EU-commission evaded the law on EDCs

The EU has been caught breaking the law by failing to publish a definition for ‘endocrine disrupting chemicals’ known as EDCs – the chemicals that affect our hormones and used in many every day products. The EU’s regulation on biocidal products (substances that are intended to destroy risks but that can also have a harmful

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Choosing healthy food 4 kids

It’s a challenge to provide nutritious food for a child. It’s all about the colour, texture and smell! For one child it can’t be mixed for another it has to be mixed. But the real challenge is to provide the variety needed to grow up with healthy bodies, brains, bones, muscles and nervous system. Dr Robert

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Helping to stop use of endocrine disruptors EDCs

Minute amounts of hormones can have huge effects and so exposures to very low levels of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can cause great harm. EDCs like phthalates are chemicals that are used to prolong the scent in perfume so that its pleasant fragrance stays around a long time. Or to keep plastics or nailpolish soft

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“But I’ll be tougher than tough and smarter than smart… and earn my money honestly!”

We rely heavily on the state, our politicians and the law. We believe that they keep tabs on everything and that we are protected. However this is only one side of the coin as it’s really all about the money. Industries strive to increase yearly production and earn more and more money in order to stay

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The Organic Effect

I have previously written about why you should choose organic food, and I will do it again. Last week one of Sweden’s biggest grocery store launched their new advertising The Organic effect. The story is about a family who normally eats contaminated food and will continue to do so during one more week while the left urine

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What is the sum of your beauty products?

Most people have probably used some type of beauty product/ hygiene product, many people use it daily. Do you know what your beauty products contain then? Do you think of how many you use daily? Many beauty products available on the market today contain chemicals that are not good for us. It may be, for

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Organic is the new ordinary

Every other person buy organic food today. And in advertising, more and more companies are presenting their organic products! This is of course absolutely wonderful! It really is proof that together we can make a change! However, there are still people who feel hesitant about the “new” organic. For example, my grandmother, she does not understand why she

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