Articles: environmental

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  1. Nitrates and Greens

    by Lisa Saffron

    Nitrate levels are often so high in British lettuce and spinach that our government recently negotiated a relaxation of the EC limits. The EC set limits in order to protect public ...

  2. Oestrogen, Progesterone, Synthetics, etc. Explained

    by Klaus Ferlow

    Hormones that are made from plants are called Phytohormones. Phytoestrogens refer to plant compounds with oestrogen like activity. Phytoprogesterones are plants with progesterone-...

  3. Oestrogens and Phytoestrogens

    by Valerie Marriott

    Valerie Marriott explains the differences between natural and synthetic pesticides in plants, and the reasons for increased use of synthetic pesticides, which are often toxic, ev...

  4. Organophosphate Poisoning

    by Helen Fullerton

    Six cases of organophosphate (OP) poisoning have come my way since August. During the very hot spell many people were spraying their pets and furniture against fleas. Most of them ...

  5. Our Toxic Environment and How We Can Protect Ourselves

    by Joanne Baker

    Joanne Baker writes first about the balance between man and the natural world - how ancient medicine and even western practice until the Industrial Revolution equated our health wi...

  6. Paint and let live

    by Mike Eatough

    We are still being poisoned by lead paint. Children's intellectual development is being impaired by lead poisoning from paint. The increase in the incidence of tuberculosis has in ...

  7. Pesticides - an holistic view

    by Lisa Saffron

    "Eating an organic apple every day is 100,000 times more likely to give you cancer than eating food contaminated with residues of the pesticide lindane". This statement is meaningl...

  8. Pesticides and Breast Cancer

    by Lisa Saffron

    Past and current use of organochlorine pesticides has led to the pollution of the entire globe, with detectable levels in the body fat of nearly everyone in the world. Could pestic...

  9. Pesticides and Chemicals Update

    by Georgina Downs

    Following on from her article on the Health Risk of Pesticides in Issue 127, the author (winner of the prestigious Andrew Lees Memorial Award at the 2006 Environment and Media Awar...

  10. Safe as Houses?

    by David Cowan & Rodney Girdlestone

    The history of Geopathic Stress is a long one. The unhealthy spirals which dowsers detect above subterranean water have probably always been with us and the energy leys are believe...

  11. Sleeping in a Radiation-Free Bedroom after Shielding

    by Leonard Stafford

    Whilst working as an NHS GP principal in a group practice between 1991-1994, Dr Daya felt a distinct need to include the field of holistic medicine in her practice to provide her pa...

  12. Soil Minerals and Immune System Dysfunction

    by David E Marsh

    Following a discussion of the origin of minerals, the article points out that organic farming focuses on feeding the soil and the soil microflora within it, meaning that organic ...

  13. Strategic Confusion in Health Issues

    by Vivienne Bradshaw-Black

    The abundance of confusion found within information on health issues is mind-boggling. Even searching for information on one topic can lead down a hundred other avenues, all with c...

  14. Tatha Gallery and the Health Benefits of the Salutogenesis Model

    by Mark Cashley

    The Tatha gallery is a cutting edge art gallery, run by health enthusiasts. It is situated on the southern banks of the river Tay and is drenched daily by the setting sun. The loca...

  15. The Damaging Effects Of Electropollution

    by Helke Ferrie

    The author opines that “the detrimental health effects of cell phones, WiFi, electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and the microwave-based technology we use daily makes worrying about our ...

  16. The Dangers of Toothpaste and Deodorant

    by Philippa Turnbull

    Dr Samuel Epstein, co-author of The Safe Shoppers Bible says, "Since 1965 more than 4 million distinct chemical compounds have been reported in the scientific literature; of these,...

  17. The Electromagnetic Space Age We Live In

    by Elana Freeland

    These are strange, science fiction times. Real burning issues are marginalized as conspiracy theory’, and scientists stepping forward to sound the alarm are discredited, ostracized,...

  18. The Feel Good Factor

    by Ann Crowther

    The author points out the prevalence of environmental toxins. In the seas and oceans there are high levels of man-made toxins in the waters, and in the plant and animal life – seaw...

  19. The Hazards of Water Fluoridation

    by Dr Graeme Munro-Hall and Dr Lilian Munro-Hall

    Drs Graeme and Lilian Munro-Hall look at the impact of fluoride on the health of the nation. About 10% of Britain has fluoride in its drinking water already and the government has ...

  20. The Health Risks of Pesticides

    by Georgina Downs

    In view of the ongoing disagreement between the Advisory Committee on Pesticides and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on the public health risks of pesticides, and...

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