Malathion is an organophosphate insecticide which is registered for use in the United States since 1956. Malathion is also used to control mosquitoes, flies, household insects, animal parasites and head and body lice. Malathion is classified as slightly toxic and carries the signal word CAUTION on the label.
Endosulfan: An Insectide and a Poison
Endosulfan is a widely used insecticide. It is a polychlorinated compound, basically a poison. It carries the word DANGER on its label. Some of its side effects are itching, burning, tingling of skin. Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lack of coordination, tremor, mental confusion. Seizures, respiratory depression, coma. It is an
CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE (CMC) and its Link to Metabolic Syndrome
Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is used as a thickening agent, it is a chemical compound created by reacting CELLULOSE or wood pulp, cotton lint with a derivative of acetic acid, it is also known as cellulose gum. It is powder in form and white in colour, when dissolved in water, it
GINKGO BILOBA: Herbal Ingredient that Causes Cancer?
Food companies around the world have been adding small amounts of Ginkgo biloba to food and beverages as it is believed that it boosts memory and mental strength. However, some recent studies dispute this hypothesis and some others seem to suggest that it could cause cancer. Ginkgo is a known
BPA in Canned Food and Plastic Containers Could be Disrupting Your Hormones
Plastic food and water containers commonly used every day have been shown by research to leach chemicals if they are scratched or heated. Latest research also shows that there might be cause for concern as chemicals known as phthalates, known to disrupt testosterone and other hormones, can leach into bottled