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By Dr. Woodson Merrell


Pollution contributes to chronic disease. Almost every system in the body can be disrupted by levels of exposure to toxins commonly found in the majority of Americans.


Here are highlights of recent research from my new book The Detox Prescription. They show why you need to make detoxing your life as essential as getting a good night’s sleep and going to the gym.

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David J. Smith on Mt. Bachelor in the Pacific Northwest

Plumes of dust deliver vast quantities of microbes such as bacteria from Asia to North America, according to a new study from the University of Washington.

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Short-term exposure (for up to 7 days) to all major air pollutants, with the exception of ozone, is significantly associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

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Climate Change May Boost Asthma Attacks

Climate change may lead to more asthma-related health problems in children, and more emergency room visits in the next decade, according to researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Health Impacts of 9/11

In the first long-term study of the health impacts of the World Trade Center (WTC) collapse on September 11, 2001, researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found substantial and persistent mental and physical health problems among 9/11 first responders and recovery workers.


The data are published this week in a special 9/11 issue of the medical journal Lancet. Continue reading »


Hazardous Chemicals in Laundry Products

Do you like the smell of laundry detergent or fabric softener?  Do you know people who walk around smelling like Tide or Bounce?


It is time to completely rethink what is considered clean and fresh, because the chemicals in top-selling laundry products may be hazardous to your health.

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