Monthly Archives: March 2015

IS BPA-FREE REALLY SAFE?

First, let us begin with understanding what BPA is: BPA (Bisphenol-A) = “Bisphenol A, often known as BPA is a chemical that behaves in a similar way to estrogen and other hormones in the human body. It is an endocrine disruptor – a substance which interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function and elimination of natural hormones” BPA can be found in water bottles, baby bottles, pacifiers, dental fillings, dental sealants, dental devices, medical supplies, eyeglass lenses, DVD’s, CD’s, household electronic and sports equipment. Health Effects on Humans, especially young children and babies: 1. Reproductive disorders (Can affect egg maturation) 2. Male impotence 3. Heart disease 4. Diabetes 5. Type 2 Diabetes 6. Sex hormones (causes changes in sex hormones in men) 7. Brain function/Memory/ Learning 8. Women’s eggs 9. Chemotherapy (reduces treatment efficacy) 10. Breast Cancer (increases the risk of breast cancer to...

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Recipe for Chicken, Cheese, & Spinach quesadillas

Recipe for Chicken, Cheese, & Spinach quesadillas   Things you’ll need: Flour tortillas Mozzarella cheese or cheese of your liking Chicken tenderloins Spinach   Steps: *Cook your spinach *Cut up your chicken tenderloins *Cook chicken tenderloins in a pan until it is done. Try using a medium temperature so the chicken doesn’t dry out.  Season chicken to your liking *Spray your pan with a non-stick spray to cook your tortilla *Fold the tortilla in half as if you were making a taco and then you open it up and place the cheese, chicken,& then spinach all over one side and try not to go over the crease so you are able to fold it evenly *Close the tortilla and place it on the pan and then wait a few minutes to flip the tortilla. *I usually wait for my tortilla to look golden brown on...

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The Effects of Nail Polish

In 2006 studies found that nail polishes contained high levels of these very toxic chemicals: formaldehyde, toluene, plasticizer dibutyl phthalate. Many nail polish companies voluntarily removed them from their product. In 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control exposed that some companies changed the label of the product not the actual product itself. So what is formaldehyde, toluene, plasticizer dibutyl phthalate? Formaldehyde: a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building material and to produce many household products. Commonly used as an industrial, germicide, and disinfectant, and as a preservative in mortuaries and medical laboratories. Has been classified as a human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Toluene: a clear, colorless liquid which becomes a vapor when exposed to air at room temperature. Long term exposure...

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