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Glyphosate exposure raises oxidative stress levels

Oxidative stress is one of the indicators of carcinogens in the body that can lead to the development of cancer.     Animal and in vitro studies have established a connection between exposure to glyphosate and raised oxidative stress, although evidence of the same relationship in humans has been scarce until now. A new study has … Continued

Wild fish in the US contaminated with PFAS

Freshwater fish was discovered in a new study to contain levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) that by eating even a single portion, could create a toxic burden of chemicals for the human body.     There are more than 4000 different types of PFAS, but one type, Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) was detected at high levels … Continued

How do children manage exposure to environmental pollutants? 

Infants and children are at risk of exposure to the same levels of environmental pollutants as their parents. They are especially susceptible to these pollutants because their body organs including those that control detoxification are immature and still developing.    Children are especially at risk during sensitive periods of development and rapid growth when their … Continued

PFAS linked with suppression of the immune system

Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is widely thought to be carcinogenic. Carcinogens act on the body by attacking the immune system and inflaming body tissue which can lead to the development of diseases.    New research which collated results of more than 1000 earlier studies explored the association between PFAS exposure and subsequent … Continued

Early onset cancer rates

Since 1990 deaths from cancer have been rising in people under the age of 50 in many countries across the world. Rises have been recorded in a wide range of cancers including breast, liver, kidney, thyroid, and numerous others.   5.7 million people died globally in 1990 from cancer, increasing to 8.9 million by 2019. … Continued

Glyphosate linked to breast cancer

Glyphosate exposure has been linked with adverse changes in breast cell tissue that can disrupt normal cell mechanisms and lead to the development of ‘hormone sensitive’ breast cancer. This type of breast cancer occurs when breast cell tissue uses oestrogen to help cancer cells to grow.   In this new study, researchers suggests that exposure to glyphosate at high … Continued

Choosing a Christmas tree with fewer chemicals

Around 8 million real Christmas trees are sold in the UK each year. They’re thought to have been introduced to the UK by Prince Albert in 1840, but it was Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III who should take the credit. She first introduced a Christmas tree at Windsor in 1800.    According to the Carbon … Continued

What is good health? 

It can be quite easy to assume that people we come into regular contact with are completely healthy individuals because they “look well” – unless you have a debilitating disease or illness, then you are otherwise healthy. But what if it were more complex than this?     The World Health Organization (WHO) define health as ‘a … Continued

What is Particulate Matter?

The term PM is used to describe the mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets in the air. It is measured in micrometres – smaller particles are known as fine particulate matter or PM2.5 and have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres or one 400th of a millimetre wide. PM2.5 typically makes up two … Continued

What’s the ‘WHY’ behind

We’d like to introduce you to Bob Woods MBE, Founder and Senior Advisor at Mattioli Woods. Bob is the inspiration behind – he is committed to bringing the impact of trace toxins in the environment on our health and environment to a wider public audience.   Bob recently hosted a joint event alongside Leicester … Continued

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