Air Pollution Increases Risk for Heart Attack-HEPA Filter May Help

Air Pollution Increases Risk for Heart Attack-HEPA Filter May Help

January 21, 2010 — Particulate air pollution increases the risk for myocardial infarction, and lowering indoor particulate air pollution levels by using ordinary high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration improves 2 markers of cardiovascular risk: microvascular endothelial function and systemic inflammation. Ryan W. Allen, PhD, and colleagues from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada,…

Long-Term Pesticide Exposure Linked to Cognitive Decline

Long-Term Pesticide Exposure Linked to Cognitive Decline

December 29, 2010 — Individuals exposed to pesticides on the job are more likely than their unexposed peers to experience a decline in cognitive function as they grow older, new research shows. “The mild impairment we observed raises the question of…possible evolution towards neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias,” write Isabelle Baldi,…

4 Simple Tips for Avoiding GMOs

4 Simple Tips for Avoiding GMOs

Tip #1: Buy Organic Certified organic products cannot be produced using GMO ingredients. So if you can, buy only products labeled “100% organic”, “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients.” Read more about organic standards… Tip #2: Look for “non-GMO” labels Companies may voluntarily label products as “non-GMO.” Some labels state “non-GMO” while others spell out…