Most personal care products contain a long list of harsh chemicals that can be far from safe for you and your family. Have you ever wondered what all those long words are in your shampoo? The ones that you cannot even pronounce.
Find out what those long words mean and which dangerous chemicals are lurking in YOUR shampoo…
The quality of a product is not simply determined by the “active ingredients” written on the bottle.
There are secret ingredients, deemed ‘inactive’, known as excipients that are in your supplements and could be damaging to your health.
Emed opens the lid on dodgy extras manufacturers sneak into your products…
We are indeed living in a fascinating time when our skin care productscan claim to ‘re-plump’, ‘fill wrinkles’ and provide ’anti-ageing’results.
Your moisturisers, eye creams and makeup may seem harmless,and often helpful, but if you check out the labels on the back of thebottle, you’ll find a long list of tongue-twisting ingredients, many ofwhich could be hazardous to your health.
A chemical commonly used in plastic bottles, food containers and baby bottles may be harmful to the heart, a number of studies have found.
Though the questionable risk of plastic bottle use has been brought to light recently, research has found that repeated use of plastic food and drink containers can cause an array of health problems, including neurological defects, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer and now, heart disease.
Read on to find out how you can avoid this toxic chemical.
For most people, their home is a sanctuary, a place to retreat to at the end of a busy day. But for those with multiple chemical sensitivity, ‘home sweet home’, becomes a toxic hell.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is often seen as a condition of the 21st Century and can be a crippling condition affecting more than 20% of the population.
Emed investigates how your home environment is sabotaging your health.
While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies.
Several things work against men. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. They don't seek medical help as often as women. Some men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.
Find out which 10 tests every man shouldn't go without.
Have hard to tame, curly locks? Wake up looking like you stuck your finger in the electric socket?
Many people have turned to Salons for help with their hard to do do’s and have subsequently begun a chemical romance with a phenomenon known as the Brazilian Blowout.
The infamous treatment touts it's ability to turn former frizz-balls into silky smooth hair-goddesses worthy of a Pantene commercial.
So what’s the problem? Oh that’s right, a little ingredient called Formaldehyde.
Most of you would have heard something about the Blackmores “Coke and Fries” deal with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia in the last week or so.
Controversy has absolutely erupted in the media over this new agreement and the turn of phrase 'sleeping with the enemy' has been used to describe this contentious shaking of hands.
Emed gives you a run down on the deal and what it means for you.
After the introduction of mercury into the process of hat making in the 17th and 18th centuries, mercury poisoning became extremely common among the hatters in Victorian Britain.
You may think this is just a piece of historical trivia but the modern world is still highly exposed to this heavy metal and the effects may be closer to home than you’d imagine.
Mercury toxicity is a real issue and a common cause of many health disorders. Emed explains why you may be acting ‘mad as a hatter’ and what can be done about it.
Kentucky Fried Chicken was ordered to pay $8.3 million to the family of an 11 year old Australian girl by a New South Wales Court after they ruled that a KFC meal had given her brain damage.
The family of Monika Samaan said she contracted salmonella poisoning from eating a KFC Chicken Twister in 2005, was in a coma for six months and suffered severe brain damage. She is now confined to a wheelchair, cannot speak and will need lifetime care.
During a trial in 2010, Monika's father told the court that Monika, along with he and his wife and son shared the Chicken Twister, and all suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea.
The Samaan family lawyer said Monika’s disability had “exhausted the very limited resources of the family." "KFC chose to put Monika and her family through a process that so far has taken seven years since she sustained her injuries," he said.
Hospital experts said Monika and her family had a common strain of salmonella in their stools, Monika's case being very rare.
From the moment we begin life in our mother’s womb we have been bombarded with toxins. This continues every day of our lives.
Many of these toxins are fairly easily excreted and do little harm – others build up in our system and impede the potential abilities for our bodies to perform properly.
Scientists estimate that most people carry within their body at least 700 contaminants, most of which have not been well studied and we have no idea of the long term effect on the body.
Water is a necessity for life and health but do you really know what you are putting into your body on a daily basis?
Tap water is safe because the government is watching it, right? No.
Unbeknown to many of us, unfiltered tap water can be a cause of serious health problems due to fluoridation, chemical treatments and contamination of public water supplies with a range of toxic substances.
Emed exposes what is lurking in the water that you are drinking.
Toxins?! In my body? Never!
Unfortunately, the body has become a dumping ground for many toxic chemicals.
Our bodies have chemicals that should never have been in there, such as rocket fuel, mercury, lead – among the many others.
Last week we exposed the harmful effects of toxic body burden, now Emed explains how to reduce your toxic body burden in 5 steps and enhance your natural detoxification pathways.
Exposure of young children to BPA has been linked to the children's later development of asthma.
BPA – a compound used to make hard, clear plastic – is no stranger to controversy. The chemical can be found in water bottles, dental fillings, plastic containers, canned food linings paper receipts, CD/DVD packaging, and more.
Its chemical structure resembles the hormone oestrogen and some scientists have been warning that it could disrupt many biological processes.
Find out why this dangerous chemical needs to be avoided and taken of our shelves immediately!
A shocking new study has confirmed that parents who call in pest controllers to get rid of termites in the year before pregnancy are twice as likely to have a child with a brain tumour.
The study by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research led by Professor Elizabeth Milne found parents exposed to pest control treatments in their home in the year leading up to, as well as during pregnancy, faced an increased risk of having a child with a potentially deadly brain tumour.
Every day we use multiple personal care products – from lipsticks to deodorant, lotion to mascara – that contain chemical ingredients we absorb through our skin, inhale and ingest.
These toxic chemicals could potentially be harmful to your reproductive organs, endocrine system, and overall health.
Some of these chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other health problems epidemic in our society.