Even natural products can be harmful for the unborn

Plant products ingested by pregnant women through their diet are broken down by the intestinal microbiota into chemical substances, some of which can cross the placental barrier and reach the fetus. These foreign substances can harm the unborn child, even if they are of “natural origin.” Researchers at the Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) at the University of Bern and […]

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The reason you should never mix these cleaning products

Baking soda. Bleach. Ammonia. Alcohol. Drain cleaner. Hydrogen peroxide. These products are our best defense against germs, smells, and grime — and when your house feels particularly gross to you, it wouldn’t surprise us if you are tempted to ramp up the cleaning ante by creating an extra-strength formulation. But experts say it isn’t always a good idea to put […]

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Bill aims to limit nicotine in E-cigarette products

(HealthDay)—A bill to limit the amount of nicotine in electronic cigarette products was introduced Monday by U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi in a bid “to make them significantly less addictive and appealing to youth.” The bill would restrict nicotine content to a maximum of 20 mg/mL, which matches regulations in the European Union, and would give the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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