Do Allergies Defend Against Cancer?

If you have allergies, you may want to put down that bottle of antihistamines and let your sneezes do their job. A new study from Cornell University suggests that allergies may protect against certain types of cancer by expelling carcinogenic particles from the body.

Allergies appear to protect against cancers that occur in organs that come in contact with environmental particles – the mouth, throat, colon, rectum, skin, cervix, pancreas, and glial brain cells. Continue reading…

Synthetic Chemicals and Cancer

In our country, a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in eight. In 1975, the risk was one in eleven. Why do cancer rates keep increasing? The Boston Globe suggests that it’s because of the continuing proliferation of synthetic chemicals:

Since World War II, the proliferation of synthetic chemicals has gone hand-in-hand with the increased incidence of breast cancer. About 80,000 synthetic chemicals are used today in the United States, and their number increases by about 1,000 each year. Only about 7 percent of them have been screened for their health effects. These chemicals can persist in the environment and accumulate in our bodies. According to a recent review by the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, 216 chemicals and radiation sources cause breast cancer in animals. Continue reading…

Avoid VOCs to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be found throughout a typical home – in carpet, paints, furniture, and plastics; the problem with these chemicals is that they off-gas into the air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks, and some VOCs cause asthma and cancer. Continue reading…

Toxic Textiles

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Jeanine Burgin’s back started to itch in April. Then came red patches, blisters and a burning sensation.

Skin-care products only seemed to make things worse. She was in and out of hospitals, where doctors tried cortisone and other treatments – all to no avail.

“It was a mystery,” says Burgin, 69, who lives outside Paris.

Turns out the mystery was right inside her house: her new upholstered armchair. Continue reading…

Support Breast Cancer Research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we’re proud to offer two great deals in conjunction with the opportunity to support breast cancer research this month.

Blueair Pink AirPodsOrder a Blueair Pink AirPod air cleaner for the special price of $69.00, and $5.00 from the sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. These portable, efficient air cleaners make great gifts, and they’re the perfect size for offices, dorm rooms, and other small spaces.

Rabbit Air BCRF air purifiersAdditionally, 12% of each sale of the Rabbit Air BioGS BCRF special edition air purifier will benefit breast cancer research. Rabbit Air’s three-stage filtration eliminates allergens and germs plus dangerous chemicals.

breast cancer researchPurchase one of these air cleaners this month, and you’ll be supporting a noble cause while creating a healthier environment.