Cell Phone Radiation Listed as Cancer Risk

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RAW STORY– A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies cell phones as a possible carcinogen in the same category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries in the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, made the determination that cell phone exposure was “possibly … Read More

Tapped – Documentary on Bottled Water

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TAPPED– The high cost – to both the environment and our health – of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. Tapped trailer Trapped, full film Photo by flickr user stevendepolo

Prescription Pill Side Effects: Information Overload

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SMART PLANET– Take a look at your prescription bottle. If you’ve noticed an increasing number of side effects on your prescription label, you aren’t alone. According to a new study, researchers found that the average prescription drug label lists 70 potential side effects, reported WebMD. On the higher end, one medication in the study listed 525 potential side effects, reported … Read More

Oxfam: Food Prices to Double By 2030

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UPI– International humanitarian organization Oxfam in Washington said global food prices could double in the next two decades. The report released Tuesday, “Growing a Better Future,” said prices of staples such as corn were already at record highs. The largest single factor, Oxfam said, is climate change. “Up to half of this rise is due to climate change and the … Read More

Are You Enjoying Your Daily Chemical Cocktail?

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GRIST– Chemicals and additives found in the food supply and other consumer products are making headlines regularly as more and more groups raise concern over the safety of these substances. In a statement released this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) asked for reform to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The group is particularly concerned about the … Read More

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