What are The Benefits Of Using a Stress Ball?

Stress balls are a great way to help reduce stress and anxiety. Using a stress ball can help you stay focused, relaxed, and productive. The physical act of squeezing a stress ball increases blood flow to the hands, which can help relieve tension. Stress balls also provide a tactile tool for self-soothing and can help …

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What do the numbers of my BMP mean?

A basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a group of tests commonly done to measure your body’s metabolism. It includes blood tests that measure the level of certain chemicals in your blood, including glucose, electrolytes, calcium and carbon dioxide. These tests are often used to look for signs of various medical conditions or to evaluate the …

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Epithelial Cell Abnormality Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Are you currently grappling with perplexing changes in your skin or mucous membranes? Are you burdened by concerns about potential causes and effective treatments for epithelial cell abnormalities? Look no further, as we embark on a comprehensive exploration of this prevalent condition that plagues millions of individuals worldwide. Within the confines of this blog post, …

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Hydroquinone: Is It Safe or Banned in the US?

Hydroquinone Is It Safe

Hydroquinone is a popular skin-lightening ingredient found in many beauty and skincare products. However, there have been concerns about the safety and effectiveness of this chemical, leading to questions about its status in the US. Many people are wondering if hydroquinone is banned in the US due to its potential health risks. In this article, …

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Chemicals Used in Nail Polish Removers: Know the Risks

Chemicals Used in Nail Polish Removers

Nail polish removers are liquids used to dissolve nail polish, allowing it to be removed from the nails. These products typically contain several chemicals that act as solvents, allowing the nail polish to be dissolved and wiped away. While there are several brands available, many of them use similar chemicals. Knowing about these common ingredients …

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Are Aromatic Amines Carcinogenic? What Do You Need to Know?

Aromatic amines

Aromatic amines are chemical compounds that are commonly used in the production of rubber, plastics, dyes, pharmaceuticals and other products. Unfortunately, they are also considered to be carcinogenic, meaning they could potentially cause cancer. In this article, we’ll discuss what we know about the carcinogenic properties of aromatic amines and what safety measures you should …

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California’s Safe Cosmetics Database Officially Online, but It’s Still the Wild West

Last week, the California Safe Cosmetics Program launched a new website and searchable database that documents the presence of ingredients known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm in cosmetics and personal care products sold in California. Mandated by the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (championed by the Breast Cancer …

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What’s Hiding in Kids Face Paints and Makeup?

We sent face paints and kids’ cosmetics to the lab to find out what might be lurking in these products. After extensive label reading, we tested 48 Halloween products for the presence of heavy metals and 65 kids’ makeup products—collected by 14 partners across the country—for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We found the widespread presence …

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