Toxic Free Living

Book Review: Beyond the Toxic Harvest

Book Review: Beyond the Toxic Harvest

Beyond the Toxic Harvest, A chemical poisoning survivor story- Beating the odds and making miracles. As the title of Eve Hillary’s book suggests,this  is a compelling story of personal triumph over tragedy that carries a message for us all. As a farmer, and later a suburban Mum, Eve’s experience of being accidentally poisoned with pesticides(…)

The world we want

The world we want

It’s been a busy year and we wanted to end it on a positive note by stating what a toxics-free world would look like. This is what needs to happen to stop and reverse global chemical pollution for the generations to follow. Peace and joy to you, your family and community. The world we want(…)

Flame retardants don’t work

Flame retardants don’t work

Toxic chemicals marketed as flame retardants pose a threat to human health and the environment. These substances are widely incorporated into our consumer products but do not provide a fire safety benefit. Instead, they increase the toxicity of a fire through greater release of smoke, soot, carbon monoxide, and highly toxic substances such as dioxins(…)

Living in a pollution-free world is a basic human right (by Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith)

Living in a pollution-free world is a basic human right (by Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith)

Sound chemicals management underpins every aspect of a sustainable future and green livelihoods. Governments acknowledged that “sound management of chemicals is essential if we are to achieve sustainable development, including the eradication of poverty and disease” . Yet, two decades after the Rio Earth Summit, chemical contamination with toxic, persistent and bioaccumulative substances affects us(…)

Pesticides may increase risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Pesticides may increase risk of Parkinson’s Disease 0

New research has found that combined exposure to background levels of the pesticides ziram and paraquat as well as combined exposures to the pesticides maneb and paraquat in workplaces and residences substantially increased the risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Those exposed to ziram, maneb, and paraquat together experienced the greatest increase in PD risk. The results suggest(…)