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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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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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vinyl gloves’ be or not to be

Visiting my locally grocery store. Waiting for help and happen to glance over the counter where they, among other things, serves hot dogs, selling lottery tickets, stamps and operate postal services. There is a box of powder free Vinyl Gloves. I know they still exists, but yet Im amazed. Even today, in our modern times, with

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Spring is on its way!

Slowly but surely, winter’s grip is loosening and many of us wants to start growing our own food. I think it is a wonderful time when you can start thinking about what to cultivate this year. Last year my plan was to only grow a few crops but it ended up with probably 20 different

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Den söta ananasen

The pineapple is heavily sprayed with pesticides and it’s not the consumers who suffer the most, it’s the farmers… In the Philippines and Kenya they still use chemicals that is banned in the EU, because they are harmful to both the environment and our health. Why is it ok to sell these products? We have here

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Lifestyle environmental protection 

If you want to keep a clean bucket in your garden, you have to protect it from dirt or else you’ll have to empty it frequently. The human body is much the same. We are exposed to environmental toxins every day. Some of them are self-inflicted and others are hard to avoid. But getting rid

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Your right to know about food

You now have the right to know what is in every food package that you choose to buy. Today (2014-12-13) the EU Regulation 1169/2011 has come into force (interpreted in the Swedish regulation LIVSFS 2004: 27). This may not mean that every food package carries a full ingredient list that is linked to a barcode yet even if it

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I want a castiron pan

Time flies and it’s soon Christmas. Toxxscan has some webinars coming up that focus on tips for a tox-free Christmas. Last weekend Toxxscan’s Elina Carblom took part in a training course arranged by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation´s (SSNC) chemical network, due to the increase in demand of lecturers on chemicals in Sweden. Elina was deeply shocked

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Your right to know!

I long to know all about what’s in the products I buy. What’s it made of? Who is the manufacturer? Do they receive a fair wage? Which ingredients are in my favourite foods? I want to know it all – but how do I get the right to know? From politicians? The EU? Or will

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