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New Study: Kids’ Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adults

New Study: Kids’ Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adults

Could giving a cell phone to your kid be considered child abuse? Cell phones are widely believed to cause cancer because of the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields they use. Now, a new scientific study

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Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Because they're typically made of fabric and wire that's difficult to take apart and repurpose, used bras are among the hardest garments to recycle. But for women who are concerned about the environment

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10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That Might Even Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That Might Even Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Pink fried chicken? We're all for advancing breast cancer research, but it's sickening how some corporations are playing up to the public's desire to find a cure by turning all of their products pink this

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Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists at the Imperial College London just announced that they have discovered a way to build digital devices out of bacteria and DNA. The breakthrough could one day create the building blocks needed

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University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

Nanotechnology has long been heralded as the next generation in medical technology - scientists are currently working on nanobots able to diagnose and heal the body from the inside. With that in mind,

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New Study Links In Utero BPA Exposure To Breast Cancer

New Study Links In Utero BPA Exposure To Breast Cancer

Bisphenol A, a compound found in many hard plastic bottles and cans, is one of the most pervasive chemicals in the modern world. The chemical has been detected in the bodily fluids of more than 90 percent

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Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Uses Sustainable Design to Create a Calm Healing Environment

Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Uses Sustainable Design to Create a Calm Healing Environment

Imagine walking into a light-filled atrium, meeting with your care team in a spacious consultation room, and finding a peaceful moment in a healing garden. This is what a visit to Dana-Farber is like with

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Scientists Discover a Passive Virus That Destroys Breast Cancer Cells

Scientists Discover a Passive Virus That Destroys Breast Cancer Cells

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives, and it is the most common cancer experienced by women in the United States. But with a recent discovery made by a team of scientists at the

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Outspoken Environmentalist, Feminist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai Passes Away at Age 71

Outspoken Environmentalist, Feminist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai Passes Away at Age 71

Yesterday, the world said goodbye to one of its most fearless environmental voices - Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Decades ahead of her time, the brilliant Kenyan author and environmental

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High Levels of BPA Were Found in Campbell’s and Other Canned Kids Foods

High Levels of BPA Were Found in Campbell’s and Other Canned Kids Foods

Kids may love the fun shapes in the Disney themed soups above, but parents should be concerned about what is inside the can.  An alarming recent study has revealed the presence of BPA in Cambell's

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7 Designs That Can Improve Your Health

7 Designs That Can Improve Your Health

Here at Inhabitat we believe that good design can save the world - and that includes everything from the environment we live in to personal health. In fact, our favorite designs are those that balance

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Dr. Oz Finds Arsenic in Many Top Brands of Apple Juice

Dr. Oz Finds Arsenic in Many Top Brands of Apple Juice

You may have already heard about the high levels of arsenic found in Mott’s Apple Juice, but NBC’s Medical Expert, Dr. Oz, reported that his team has found arsenic, which can cause cancer, in more

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E-MiLi: New Idle Technology Could Make Smartphones 44% More Energy Efficient

E-MiLi: New Idle Technology Could Make Smartphones 44% More Energy Efficient

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a clever way to make our smartphones up to 44% more energy efficient without changing how we interact with them. They found that when your smartphone

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Scientists Turn Crocus Flower Chemicals into “Smart Bomb” Cancer Treatment

Scientists Turn Crocus Flower Chemicals into “Smart Bomb” Cancer Treatment

Cancer researchers in the UK have discovered a way to turn colchicine from the crocus flower into a new treatment that acts like a smart bomb to target cancerous tumors. Colchicine is naturally toxic to

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New Terahertz “Invisibility Cloak” Imaging Offers an Alternative to Harmful X-Ray Body Scans

New Terahertz “Invisibility Cloak” Imaging Offers an Alternative to Harmful X-Ray Body Scans

Scientists at Northwestern University have tapped the terahertz frequency range and opened the door to harm-free radiation imaging technology and early-detection cancer screening devices. The technology

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California Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

California Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Good news for parents in the Golden State: This week, the California State Senate voted to ban the chemical bisphenol A from all baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. BPA was adopted in the

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Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Chinese environmental groups are accusing Apple, Inc. of turning a blind eye to the widespread pollution caused by the company’s Chinese supply chain. A new 46-page study issued yesterday details

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Shell Finally Accepts Liability for Nigeria Oil Spills Requiring $1 Billion Clean Up

Shell Finally Accepts Liability for Nigeria Oil Spills Requiring $1 Billion Clean Up

image via Crack Two While the Gulf oil spill was no doubt horrific, it's nothing compared to what's been going on in Nigeria for decades. In 2008, two Shell oil spills wiped out the entire community of

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NASA to Spend $96 Million at Kennedy Space Center Cleaning Up the Toxic Fumes It Left Behind

NASA to Spend $96 Million at Kennedy Space Center Cleaning Up the Toxic Fumes It Left Behind

NASA reports that the pollution caused by Space Shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center in Florida will cost the government $96 million and will take 30 years to properly clean up. NASA officially ended

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World’s Largest Consumer Goods Company Proctor & Gamble Vows to Go Green

World’s Largest Consumer Goods Company Proctor & Gamble Vows to Go Green

Proctor & Gamble (P&G) - the largest consumer packaged goods company in the world - has just vowed to brush aside the greenwashing of its past in favor of a truly sustainable future. The mega company --

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New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Cases of Cancer in Appalachia

New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Cases of Cancer in Appalachia

In a new study released this week, it was revealed that among the 1.2 million residents living in parts of Appalachia, an additional 60,000 cases of cancer are directly linked to mountaintop removal

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Physicist Claims Fukushima Disaster Health Risk Grossly Underestimated

Physicist Claims Fukushima Disaster Health Risk Grossly Underestimated

The Fukushima Nuclear disaster could affect more people’s health than Chernobyl according to Chris Busby, a chemical physicist who specializes in nuclear radiation. In a recent interview with Asia

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Japanese Government Buying Radioactive Meat and Destroying It

Japanese Government Buying Radioactive Meat and Destroying It

The Japanese government discovered this week that 1,256 head of cattle have been fed hay poisoned with the radioactive material cesium. The hay, which was grown in the Fukushima prefecture, was given to

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This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

On their latest weekly episode, Public Radio International's popular show, This American Life, digs deep into the issue of hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking as it is commonly referred to. Fracking is a

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating US Clean Air Act

Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating US Clean Air Act

A man in West Des Moines, Iowa faces prison time and huge fines for violating the Clean Air Act. After pleading guilty for conspiring to avoid Clean Air Act regulations while renovating a 10-storey

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Did You Know That Plant-Based Bottles by PepsiCo and Coke are Actually Not Biodegradable?

Did You Know That Plant-Based Bottles by PepsiCo and Coke are Actually Not Biodegradable?

We badly wanted to believe that plant-based PET bottles would solve our plastic woes, but that is not the case, according to a recent Slate story. Although PepsiCo's 100% plant-based PET bottles have a

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Report Reveals That Three Common Building Materials Are Now on the Cancer List

Report Reveals That Three Common Building Materials Are Now on the Cancer List

A newly released report by the US Department of Health and Human Services shows that three very common building materials have now been added to the cancer list.  Among the 8 chemicals that were added

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The Top-5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cellphone Radiation

The Top-5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cellphone Radiation

1. USE AIRPLANE MODE Most people don't know this, but many phones now have a function that allows their cellphones to be used on airplanes. Because airplane mode cuts off all wireless transmissions from

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World Heath Organization Declares That Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

World Heath Organization Declares That Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

Today the World Health Organization announced that radiation from cell phones could possibly cause cancer as they categorized exposure to electromagnetic fields alongside known carcinogenic hazards such

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New Cotton Candy-Like Material Heals Difficult to Treat Wounds

New Cotton Candy-Like Material Heals Difficult to Treat Wounds

The Missouri Science and Technology just unveiled a new cotton candy-like material made from glass fibers that is capable of healing difficult to treat wounds. The soft, fluffy substance can be placed

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