Category «Tobacco»

Pediatric Vaccines and Autism

Autism is a complex developmental disorder that generally appears in the first three years of life and is estimated to occur in 2/1,000 children. It is broadly characterized by impaired communication skills and social interactions, inappropriate attachments to objects or routines, repetitive actions, and inappropriate or aberrant responses to verbal cues, pain, danger, and change.(5,6) …

Mercury in Seafood Causes Neurological Problems in Humans

The Scare: Mercury is a toxic metal that is naturally present in the environment and can also be released by human activity such as emissions from coal-burning power plants. Fifty-five percent of global mercury emissions are from natural sources such as underwater volcanoes, and another 42% are from man-made sources outside the United States.(76) When …

Deodorants, Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer

The Scare: Since breast cancer is the second most frequent cause of cancer deaths in American women (only lung cancer kills more),(125) it is understandable that any possible factor contributing to its occurrence garners much media attention. Unfortunately, some reports of potential causal factors do not reflect solid scientific consensus, and thus are alarmist rather …

Chemicals in Cosmetics Risks to Health?

The Scare: Cosmetics of all sorts—shampoos, makeup, deodorants, moisturizers—are among the most widely used products in modern America. The idea that chemicals in these products might be a source of disease or even death naturally would lead to great consternation among cosmetic users. Thus, reports that a widely used family of chemicals, phthalates, are commonly …