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EWG’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives 

More than 10,000 additives* are allowed in food. Some are direct additives that are deliberately formulated into processed food. Others are indirect additives that get into food during processing, storage and packaging. How do you know which ones to avoid because they raise concerns and have been linked to serious health problems, including endocrine disruption and cancer?

What You Need to Know About GMOs and Cancer

The Center for Food Safety says: A number of studies over the past decade have revealed that genetically engineered foods can pose serious risks to humans, domesticated animals, wildlife and the environment. Human health effects can include higher risks of toxicity, allergenicity, antibiotic resistance, immune-suppression and cancer. As for environmental impacts, the use of genetic engineering in agriculture will lead to uncontrolled biological pollution, threatening numerous microbial, plant and animal species with extinction, and the potential contamination of all non-genetically engineered life forms with novel and possibly hazardous genetic material.

‘Erin Brockovich’ Carcinogen in Tap Water of More than 200 Million Americans

A new EWG analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compound contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states. Yet federal regulations are stalled by a chemical industry challenge that could mean no national regulation of a chemical state scientists in California and elsewhere say causes cancer when ingested at even extraordinarily low levels.

Can a High-Fat Diet Beat Cancer? 

Based on 80 year old research about the Warburg effect, new trial puts patients on a so-called ketogenic diet. The trial is in its early stages, but showing positive results, and more trials will be starting.


Study Looks at Concerns of Black Women After Breast Cancer Treatment

It’s been known for more than 20 years that black women have worse survival rates than white women after a breast cancer diagnosis. When the women were asked about their main concerns after treatment, the maiin issue was medical mistrust.
They were concerned that the information they were given wasn’t as good as the information given to white women, leaving them less prepared to deal with challenges after treatment had ended.

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