Ten Steps to Protect Your Family

Until our government has completed improving guidelines for pesticide safety standards and have clearly established limits on mercury, families need to take some simple measures to protect themselves. … [Read more...]

Genetically Engineered Food

More media coverage about genetically engineered (GE) food is getting the attention of consumers around the world. GE crops are plants with insertions of one or more new genes in the DNA. The … [Read more...]

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic pollutants that include industrial chemicals and pesticides. There are POPs (see hit list) targeted for a ban on use and production worldwide. Many of … [Read more...]

Hormones and Antibiotics in Food

The European Union (EU) banned the use of synthetic hormones in meat and meat products in 1988. The EU is presently carrying out an additional risk assessment of the safety of hormones in meat and its … [Read more...]

Nitrates

Hot dogs and bologna are typical "kid foods," but they contain risks if eaten in large amounts. Nitrates are preservatives found in virtually all cooked and cured meats. Nitrates have a cosmetic … [Read more...]

Pesticides

How Are Safety Standards for Pesticides Met? Toxicology is far from an exact science when it comes to estimating the safety standards of pesticides. Current pesticide standards, called tolerances, … [Read more...]

Mercury

Mercury contamination of our seafood is another environmental concern, especially for pregnant and lactating women and also for children. Mercury is found naturally in our environment as part of … [Read more...]