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Jamaica Plans to Ban Styrofoam and Disposable Plastics

Jamaica Plans to Ban Styrofoam and Disposable Plastics

| Oct 17, 2018

Society’s love affair with plastic is coming to an end. It is now undeniable that its hazards outweigh its benefits of convenience, and that something must be done to limit its adverse effects on human health and the environment. We’ve become dependent on plastic to sustain our modern lifestyle, but now it’s polluting our oceans, […]

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BPA-Free Plastic May Still Pose Serious Health Risks

BPA-Free Plastic May Still Pose Serious Health Risks

| Sep 27, 2018

Plastic has solved many of the problems of industrial society. It’s lightweight, cheap, and easy to produce; no wonder it was once considered a marvel of modern science. Those days are over, though, as we now know that plastic triggers nearly as many problems as it solves. Its non-biodegradable nature (once hailed as durability) has […]

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Don’t Touch That Cash Register Receipt—It’s Toxic

Don’t Touch That Cash Register Receipt—It’s Toxic

| Sep 16, 2015

The other day, I watched nervously while a coffee shop cashier dealt with a receipt printing malfunction. She fumbled with the unraveling roll of thermal printer paper, smoothed creases with her palms, and even held one end up of the stubborn reel between her teeth while she fidgeted. When she finally got the contraption working, […]

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Has this “Fake Estrogen” Hijacked Your System?

Has this “Fake Estrogen” Hijacked Your System?

| Aug 14, 2015

Living—let alone thriving—in our toxic world can be awfully tricky. As we’ve discussed in other articles, modern society is a veritable obstacle course of sneaky toxin sources. Nowadays, even the air we breathe and the water we drink is suspect. While there are all sorts of nasty pollutants worthy of our concern, one class of […]

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