chemicals

Medical Breakthroughs: Measures to prevent COVID-19 + COVID & mental health + Hormone disruptive chemicals

Washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing combined can help lessen and delay the spread of COVID-19. Researchers in the Netherlands developed a model to predict how the prevention measures would affect Coronavirus cases and found they can decrease and postpone the peak number of cases. With more than 50% success, they say a large epidemic can be avoided. A…

Chemicals Found in Drinking Water

For decades, it was used to manufacture Teflon pans, Gore-Tex jackets, ski wax, carpets and the linings of pizza boxes and microwave popcorn bags. It’s a chemical compound known as PFOA, and while it’s being phased out in the U.S., the suspected cancer-causing substance is still very much around, turning up in the water in factory towns around the country…