Category: Environment

Toxic effects passed down for generations

Toxins Can Harm Us for Generations

Years ago scientists discovered that stress responses can be passed down over several generations within our genetic information – in a science termed epigenetics. New evidence is revealing that toxic exposures can also affect...

Arsenic and Rice syrup

Arsenic in Rice Unrelated to Organics

While the mass media has pounced on an isolated lab test that found arsenic in some organic brown rice syrup, studies show that conventionally-grown rice has more arsenic than organically-grown rice. Numerous studies have...

Flu epidemics

Flu Epidemics Linked to Weather Pattern

Researchers from Columbia University’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences have determined that the last four influenza pandemics – of 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2009 – were related to a Pacific Ocean weather pattern called...