Can you pollution-proof your skin?

We all know that pollution is bad for our health. The newspaper headlines are a constant reminder that there are toxins in our food and water supplies. Even the air that we breathe can be dangerous to our health. But did you know that pollution can age skin faster? It’s true! But knowledge of this is important because it means that we can take steps to ensure our skin and complexions can look younger and…

Air Pollution – A Toxic Exposure That Can Lead to Ill Health

It comes as no surprise that air pollution is a source of toxic exposure that can lead to ill health. In fact, it’s estimated that 5.5 million people die of diseases attributed to breathing polluted air. I grew up in Los Angeles, California in the 50’s and 60’s when the quality of air in Southern California was becoming very poor. We had numerous “smog alerts” when I was in school. But air pollution isn’t only…

Could the drugs in our water cause autism?

There have been numerous articles and research dealing with water and water pollution recently. Studies have shown that fresh water sources contain pharmaceutical drugs ranging from birth control drugs to medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Several years ago, it was reported that the estrogen content of a lake in the Upper Midwest had so much birth control metabolites in it that the male fish were trying to lay eggs. But until recently,…

Is Chlorinated Water Safe to Drink?

There have been numerous articles and research dealing with water and water pollution recently. Studies have shown that fresh water sources contain pharmaceutical drugs ranging from birth control drugs to medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Several years ago, it was reported that the estrogen content of a lake in the Midwest had so much birth control metabolites in it that the male fish were trying to lay eggs. But until recently, there…

Bottled Water Safe to Drink?

Is bottled water safe to drink? Recently, a good friend and fellow medical school classmate, Dr. Kaaren Douglas, M.D. (www.thefollowupdoctor.com) send me a link to a recent bottled water recall. We’re told that tap water isn’t safe, so drink bottled water. But recently, Niagara Bottling issued a voluntary recall of its bottled water products after learning some of its spring sources were contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Fourteen brands of bottled water have been recalled…