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EPD treatment for allergies

Pharmaceutical industry 'rejoices' at demise of pioneering EPD allergy treatment

Charlotte Davis

13th April, 2012

Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation is a groundbreaking treatment for allergy sufferers. But the recent closure of a firm championing EPD leaves its future in doubt. Drug companies and mainstream doctors are unlikely to be mourning, says Charlotte Davis
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Soya milk

Put to the test: a buyer's guide to non-dairy products

Laura Sevier

17th March, 2010

Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, a low-dairy or dairy-free diet is becoming more mainstream. Here's how to have your (cheese)cake and eat it too... more...
Detox your nursery

How to reduce toxins and 'green' your baby's nursery

Laura Sevier

29th September, 2009

Is it enough to trust your nose when it comes to decorating your baby's nursery? A new project tests toxin levels and provides tips on reducing harmful chemicals in your baby's room more...
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Fire resistant: 'Why I went to jail to protect my daughter from toxic polluters'

Terri Swearingen

1st December, 2004

How far would you go to fight plans for a new waste incinerator? One woman went all the way... more...
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How to improve indoor air quality

Laura Sevier

3rd March, 2009

If you thought you could hide from smoke and smog indoors, you've got another thing coming. Laura Sevier takes a look at the problem of in-house pollution, and offers advice on what you can do to clear the air more...
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Behind the Label: Comfort Fabric Softener

Pat Thomas

12th February, 2009

Soft towels, fluffy fleeces and synthetic fabrics don’t cling. What’s not to like? Well, try skin irritation, increased flammability and environmental pollution, for starters. It seems the average bottle of fabric softener has a dark side. more...
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Behind the label: Fairy Liquid

Pat Thomas

5th February, 2009

The bird is now bones, the gravy glue, the roast veggies are on their way to becoming a source of winter fuel and as soon as everyone’s dinner has gone down a bit, it will be time to do the washing-up. If you are one of the 64 per cent of households in the UK that doesn’t own a dishwasher, chances are there will be a trusty bottle of Fairy Liquid by the sink to get the job of washing-up done. more...
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Teflon Out of the Frying Pan

Pat Thomas

8th December, 2008

Credited in the Guiness book of records as the world's most slippery substance, Teflon has escaped the scrutiny of environmental regulators for 50 years. Now evidence suggests that the chemicals that leak from the Teflon pans during cooking may be more harmful to the environment and human health that DDT more...
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Behind the Label: Head and Shoulders classic clean

Pat Thomas

1st July, 2008

It’s time to come clean, says Pat Thomas – anti-dandruff shampoos are nothing but advertising puff and chemicals more...
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How to be healthy: Hayfever

Pat Thomas

2nd June, 2008

Around 15 million Britons endure this three-season affliction. Pat Thomas looks at causes, treatments and drug-free tactics. more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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Behind the label: Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Capsules

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2007

As doctors can tell you, the best remedy for colds and flu is the traditional one: rest, warmth, fluids – and time. Drug manufacturers want you to believe otherwise. But, as Pat Thomas reports, pharmaceutical ‘cures’ may be more than just a waste of money more...

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Read the label: Fragrances

Pat Thomas

1st September, 2006

We are enamoured of fragrances, and virtually every aspect of our lives is touched by a fragranced product. But is it a touch too much? Pat Thomas reports. more...
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We Are All Addicts

Edward Goldsmith

1st September, 2006

A 1971 editorial from the ecologist founding editor Edward Goldsmith on how our society is becoming ever more addicted to gimmicks intended to ensure our survival in ever less favourable conditions more...
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Behind the label: Interior paints

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2006

Thinking of brightening up your house for spring? Think again, there’s a lot more to paint than meets the eye. Pat Thomas reports
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Folk remedies against the common cold

The Ecologist

5th November, 2005

Old wives' tales or not they'll help your sneezes more than a trip to the chemist more...

Saving face

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2005

Skin has a life of its ownthat most of us know nothing about. Getting in touch with its natural rhythms, rather than bullying it with creams and potions, is the most reliable
path to a better complexion
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Natural house paints...good enough to eat

May Abdalla

1st May, 2005

The government classifies household paint as hazardous waste. For a toxic-free zone, use natural paint instead. more...
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Behind the label: Radox Herbal Bath with Juniper

Pat Thomas

25th April, 2005

Overrun with shower gels that claim to firm and tone, cream baths that turn back the clock and body scrubs that detox and purify, the shelves of the average supermarket and pharmacy could be mistaken for those of a specialist spa or beauty parlour. Modern marketing contrives to make us believe that taking a bath or shower is an ‘experience’ rather than a personal hygiene fundamental, and that bath-time products are indulgent treats with emotional benefits. More often than not we believe it.
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Boycott Coca-Cola

Max Keiser

1st February, 2005

Boycott Coca-Cola and make money for the victims of Coca-Cola. How much can we make?
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Nasty, Brutish & Short

Sally Fallon

1st July, 2003

In the 1930s US dentist Weston Price travelled the world to study the diets of ‘primitive’ peoples. He found a startling lack of disease and proof that a system of environmentally-friendly local food production is the best way to ensure human health.
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Hidden Agenda

The Ecologist

1st June, 2003

If you are one of the many millions of people who rely on vitamins and supplements to maintain their health and conquer illness, it’s time for you to get active. The Ecologist explains why more...

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