Category Archives: Consumer Safety

Restaurant and Grocery Foods Healthy?

The oysters, gumbo shrimp and appetizers seem healthy enough. But its the soup stock, frying technique, dips and sauces one should be suspect as overly fattening and chucked full of  food chemicals. Updated: 23 October 2017 When is the last time you ordered your favorite restaurant meal, big gulp – diet drink, breakfast sandwich, burger or pizza, etc. Then felt like you wanted more and doubled down in one sitting.  Then repeated the same food (more…)

Chronic Disease Caused by Consumer Demand

Traveling and enjoying good company keeps a mind and body healthy.  Marc at the Column, Astoria OR. One of the first articles I wrote in November 2007 was inspired by a network news and publications article titled “Is Cancer in Your Tub?”  What caught my attention were two glycol ether solvents used in everyday household, food and hygiene products.  Also a key ingredient used in anti-freeze.  Well I knew I didn’t want to drink or (more…)

Consumer Plastics and Child-Adult Health Risk

Wear protective masks and circulate fresh air into construction work space. Last Updated:  24 Feb 2016 I know just about everyone has experienced a funky taste when drinking out of a plastic bottle and familiar with odors produced by a new car smell.   Not only should consumers be aware of health risk associated with the plastics we store foods in, but also the off-gases polymer plastics emit from home furnishings, remodeled homes and during construction. (more…)

How Sick Buildings Affect Lives

  Best Fabrics of the Day found in old Victorian style shops Updated:  23 July 2015 I first experienced the effects of sick building off-gases within fabric warehouse places with my mother as a child. But never understood the cause of those early “bad feeling” symptomatic effects until working as a corporate building services, maintenance and project manager years later. The full context of my personal story will soon be shared after defining “what constitutes a (more…)

Aspartame the Silent Killer

Last Updated:  Feb 22, 2015 Many years back, I posted Dr. H. J. Roberts, Aspartame and Shocking Health Risks, featured in MirrorAthlete’s March 08 newsletter. I’ve now updated this important topic to a group of new subscribers and consumers. Which include Victoria Inness-Brown’s famous experiment that exposed the truth about Monsanto the manufacture of Aspartame and its harmful effects on human health. Aspartame a substitute sweetener is alive and well and its addictive qualities are now hidden within approximately another (more…)

Is Fluoride in Our City Water Necessary or Safe?

How much is too much prevention of our most precious consumable resource? Updated:  24 May 2014 In order to determine whether adding chemical fluoride to our public drinking water is safe, necessary or even beneficial for dental health it is wise to first understand its origins and industrial use history.  Yes, I did say chemical, as it is not well known to most that the fluoride added to 90% of many public’s drinking water sources (more…)

Incompatible Food and Drug Mixes

Many natural foods don’t mix well with medications Many don’t realize some foods can interact badly with prescription drugs when consumed together.  Those that fail to read the dietary warning’s listed on specific pharmaceutical labels, or disregard the prescription use instructions can cause risk to the body. Listed below are 7 common prescription drugs and foods that when consumed together can increase health risk and/or cause severe ill-health side effects.  There are many chemical reactions that (more…)

Steroids in Our Milk and Disease Connection

Concerned about steroids in our dairy products? What to do about it.     Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) and Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBSH) are naturally occurring hormones found in dairy cows.  These hormones are also genetically engineered and were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FSA) in 1993.  It is a lab engineered technology that is produced by scientists and of great concern to consumer watchdogs.  These manmade steroids are used in the dairy (more…)