Category Archives: Environment

Even the CDC practices this…

There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. Continue reading

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Ah Choo! Cough – Cough!

Even in Los Angeles, the evenings are relatively cooler. ‘Tis the season for colds, coughs, sniffles and flu.  Three people in the last 10 days have mentioned to me that they have had a cough that would not go away. … Continue reading

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Why Do We Have Symptoms?

As that famous writer Anonymous said: “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” Continue reading

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A Summer Caution

Ah, the days of summer and the enjoyment of a cool dip in the pool.  However, where are you swimming and what is in that pool or hot tub?  If it is a public swimming pool, you need to be … Continue reading

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What’s In My Personal Care Products?!!! part 2

Would you put a moisturizer on your face or body if you knew it was made with toxic ingredients? Of course not. Yet our cosmetics and personal care products are so under-regulated most of us do it unwittingly every day. … Continue reading

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“An Epidemic of Contact Dermatitis”

There are a number of reports about a preservative and synthetic biocide used in thousands of personal care products that is very irritating to skin. I am summarizing the valuable information in one of them.  The name of the chemical is … Continue reading

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Fresh Air, Really?

Air fresheners are not as safe and innocuous as we might think. Continue reading

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What is Lurking Under Your House?

One of my patients sent me a question about her home’s environment.  During earthquake retrofitting, she was informed that some dirt in front of the house had to be pushed back from the foundation. After the dirt was moved, she noticed … Continue reading

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Lead in Your Plumbing?

The disastrous contaminated water situation in Flint, Michigan this year has alerted the populace across the country to the problem of lead contaminated water.  People were unaware of lead as a problem in the first place, unless you remember leaded … Continue reading

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Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

When we discover a bug in the kitchen (this story is not about computers) it is really easy to grab the “bug bomb” and zap it.  It seems to be that, as a society, we are very intolerant of bugs even though … Continue reading

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