Germs in the Kitchen

Did you ever imagine that the food poisoning you blamed on your favorite seafood restaurant may have actually been caused by the lunch you prepared in your kitchen? Well, according to studies by NSF International, a nonprofit scientific organization, it’s definitely possible. When you think about it, it’s really a no brainier that if you keep using the same kitchen sponge, day after day, using it to clean pots and pans, giving them a quick rinse and a squeeze, then attacking your countertops that you just may get hit with a food borne illness. Also, consider this – when was the last time you took your blender apart and thoroughly cleaned all the parts? Never? Yuck! Truth be told, a lot of people are guilty of these kitchen cleaning habits, habits that can cause a long list of nasty illnesses.

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Breast Cancer Link To Cleaning Products and Air Fresheners

Even with all the early detection campaigns and fundraisers surrounding breast cancer issues, scientists and physicians still don’t definitively understand what causes it. While the evidence suggests that a lack of exercise and unhealthy dietary habits play a part in the disease, there have been very few studies carried out that consider possible environmental factors such as industrial chemicals and water pollution, an oversight that many in the medical research community feels should be corrected.
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