nanoparticles

  1. Nanoparticles sink into food, can't be removed

    Tiny terrors hidden in your food

    It's the secret ingredient hidden in your food right now -- one your own government has given the thumbs up to being dumped into nearly everything, but has never bothered to warn you about.

    So today, I'm going to do what they won't and let you in on the food industry's dirtiest secret.

    They're tiny molecules called nanoparticles, and they're supposed to make foods last longer, look brighter and taste better.

    Sounds great, right? Who doesn't want fresher, better-looking and better-tasting foods?

    But the ugly truth is these nanoparticles are completely unnatural... totally unregulated... and entirely untested in humans -- and that means every time you take a bite out of a food laced with them, you're taking part in a massive clinical trial.

    And as the latest research reveals, there's no opting out.

    Fresh pears exposed to the nanoparticles commonly used on fruit still had the particles three days later. They couldn't be washed off, and they couldn't even be peeled away -- because once on the fruit, the particles penetrated the skin and sank deep down into the flesh, according to the study.

    It would be nice if you could avoid this by eating organic foods, but you can't. You can't, because the government hasn't just set lax rules for the use of nanoparticles.

    They've set no rules at all.

    That means they can be used in any food, even organics, and they don't even have to be listed on the labels. And along with foods, you'll find these particles in medicines, cosmetics, clothing and more.

    They're even being used in factories, where they're unleashed into the air with the rest of the pollutants.

    As a result, they're probably building up inside your body right now. And while there's not much research on what they can do to you, the little we do know is downright terrifying.

    Already, studies have suggested that nanoparticles can kill friendly bacteria in your gut, travel through your bloodstream and damage vital organs, and may even cross the blood-brain barrier and get right inside your head.

    And some studies have shown they can damage DNA, possibly leading to major diseases such as cancer.

    I know I don't want these in my body, and I don't want them in my children -- and I'm sure you feel the same way.

    That's why it's critical to take action to stop this involuntary human experiment, before it goes any further.

    Contact your local media and demand more coverage of this issue. And more importantly, contact your lawmakers and demand action -- demand tight regulations and labeling requirements for nanoparticles.

    I'm not done with hidden threats yet. Keep reading to find out what's really in your beer.

  2. Not all sunscreens are the same

    Dishing out bad advice on sunscreen

    It should be obvious that we need to avoid toxins -- the word alone is a warning.

    But instead of helping us to keep free of these dangerous chemicals, mainstream medical groups are actually encouraging us to rub them all over our bodies. Just take a look at the latest advice from the American Academy of Dermatology.

    The group, which claims to represent 17,000 dermatologists, didn't just endorse one or two ingredients with known risks. They actually went ahead and urged people to use no less than three hazardous chemicals -- ingredients so bad that even some sunscreen manufacturers are doing away with them voluntarily.

    For example, the group recommended a form of vitamin A called retinyl palmitate, added to skincare products in recent years when vitamin A became a marketing buzzword associated with "skin protection."

    But recent tests have shown that this particular form of vitamin A does the exact opposite. Instead of protecting the skin, it can actually speed the growth of skin tumors -- especially when exposed to sunlight.

    And they want you to rub this on your skin and head outside? No way -- and manufacturers are getting the message even if the AAD isn't, because they're already voluntarily removing retinyl palmitate from many sunscreens.

    That's not the only way this group is dangerously behind the times -- because they're also recommending oxybenzone, a well-known endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to developmental, reproductive, and organ toxicity... as well as allergies, cellular damage, and more.

    And completing this hat trick of bad advice, the AAD is also urging people to use sunscreens with nanoparticles despite research showing these tiny new ingredients can penetrate the skin and damage or even kill cells inside the body.

    If you want to protect your skin from UV rays -- and if you're going to be spending any significant amount of time out under the sun, you're going to want some protection -- try a sunscreen where the main protective ingredient is either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

    Stick to the micronized particles -- not the nanoparticles recommended by the AAD.

    For more free advice on how to pick a safe sunscreen click here.

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