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05 Aug: 2021 Sunscreen Recall: It’s NOT Okay to Have Benzene in Sunscreens

By Linda bonvie No sooner did a major sunscreen recall hit the news cycle than multiple experts chimed in saying that benzene (the cancer-causing chemical contaminant detected) is produced in many everyday activities – even something as benign as burning a candle. Canadian chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz, for instance, claimed that a “worst-case scenario” would only result in the same…

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24 May: Ivermectin: Why is the FDA Opposed to Using it to Treat COVID?

The drug ivermectin is safe, has been used billions of times and basically “obliterates transmission” of Covid-19. So why doesn’t the FDA want you to use it? Doctors and researchers rarely use the term “wonder drug,” but where ivermectin is concerned it’s rated right up there with penicillin in having had the greatest impact on the “well-being of Mankind.” And…

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09 Sep: ‘Fowl’ Play with Chicken Rules Could Conceivably Bring About the Next Pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic with a pivotal election fast approaching, I would like to talk to you about chicken. And if you’re a member of the chicken-eating public, it could well affect how you feel about those nuggets, breasts, chicken soups and salads – and all the other ways we feast on fowl. The National Chicken Council (NCC)…

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24 Jun: Valsartan, Recalls and What You Can Do

What do child car seats, ground beef, boating equipment, car parts and consumer products have in common? They are all subject to be recalled in the United States. Maybe you have gotten a letter in the mail from the maker of your car saying that one part is being recalled, or you have heard on the news about contaminated romaine…

17 Oct: The Bonvie Blog: FDA Bans Carcinogenic Additives

FDA bans seven cancer-causing food additives. How many more are out there? After a 30-year hiatus the Delaney Clause makes a return appearance By LINDA BONVIE Late last week the FDA announced the ban of seven food additives known to cause cancer. These consist of a group of tongue-twisting chemicals such as synthetically derived benzophenone, eugenyl methyl ether and one…

16 May: The Bonvie Blog: A Toxic Topic’s Return

A Lesson from the Past Reminds Us How the Facts Are What Really Matter By LINDA and BILL BONVIE It was a bit like a case of déjà vu, only with a new dimension. That was our reaction upon hearing the news that a Terminix employee had been indicted for illegally applying the highly toxic fumigation gas methyl bromide inside…

10 Apr: The Bonvie Blog: Read Your Labels Day 2018

‘Read Your Labels Day’ – Now More Important Than Ever! By LINDA BONVIE and BILL BONVIE What makes this April 11, Citizens for Health’s sixth annual Read Your Labels Day, perhaps the most important one yet? Two developments, actually. One is a USDA decision to override the National Organics Standards Board’s (NOSB) vote (taken well over a year ago) to…

07 Apr: The Bonvie Blog: Read Your Labels Day Is Coming

Read Your Labels Day Six years ago, Citizens for Health designated April 11 as “Read Your Labels Day,” #RYLD, an event to shine a spotlight on the importance of reading the most vital part of a food package – not the “Nutrition Facts” label, not the advertising copy on the front, not the pretty pictures of fruits or veggies —…