What you need to know about what’s inside those breasts

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Breasts are getting bigger and arriving earlier. They’re also attracting chemicals and environmental toxins, which are getting passed along in breast milk.

Writer Florence Williams read a research study about toxins found in human breast milk when she was nursing her second child. After reading the study she decided to test her own breast milk and shipped a sample to a lab in Germany.

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Morning smokers at an increased risk of developing cancer

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Early morning smokers have higher levels of nicotine and possibly other tobacco toxins in their body.

Are you a smoker that  needs a cigarette soon after waking up in the morning? Then, you have an increased risk of developing lung, and head and neck cancers, two new studies have warned.

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Polar Bears the Most Contaminated Creatures on Earth

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Polar bears full of more toxins than any creature on the planet.

As their native habitat melts, polar bears have been forced into close contact with grizzly bears and humans—both of which have limited the iconic carnivore’s ability to obtain food. This, however, is not the only problem the bears face.

 

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New Painkiller as Strong as Morphine Developed From Snail Spit

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The marine cone snail produces a combination of chemicals in its saliva that could make a very effective painkiller.

Scientists have developed a new pain-relief pill from a chemical used by sea snails to catch their prey. It was found to be as effective as morphine for relieving the most severe forms of pain but without the added risk of addiction.

 

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Scientists Create ‘Plastic Antibodies’ to Fight Antigens

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‘Plastic antibodies’ developed halts spread of deadly bee venom in mice.

In a breakthrough study, researchers at UC Irvine have developed the first “plastic antibodies” and successfully introduced them into the blood of mice to halt the spread of deadly bee venom.

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Seamount Solar: Turns Saline or Polluted Water Into Ultra-Pure Water

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Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009

Seamount Solar is a product that augments a clean-powered hydrogen-transmitted energy system by making ultra-pure water, in quantity, from saline or polluted water evaporated and collected by solar power and condensed by the cooler non-potable source.  Hydrogen and oxygen produced by electrolysis burns to power the flow of clean vapor and incinerate toxins so that the system provides for energy storage and transmission and for clean water for a thirsty world.

 

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Scientists Develop Hyper-Sensitive Nanotube Sensors to Detect Toxins

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Researchers at Stanford have created a kind of inexpensive sensor based on carbon nanotubes (these things are so useful!) that can detect traces of TNT and the nerve agent Sarin in water. This can be useful to detect terrorist attacks on the water supply or leaching from munition making or storage facilities, but I bet this type of sensor could also be used to detect other kinds of toxins and help us track down polluters.

 

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Cellulite-Busting Tights That Melt Away Fat

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The Scala Bio-Fir tights and leggings zap toxins and fat with in-built thermal crystals which claim to increase blood flow

It sounds just too good to be true – leggings which melt away cellulite.  But this is what new hi-tech legwear can apparently do for women simply by heating up their skin with a ‘wonder yarn’ embedded with bio-crystals.  Makers of the Scala Bio-Fir leggings and tights claim they could slim hips and thighs by as much as an inch.

 

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