According to the “Hygiene Hypothesis,” less exposure to bacteria & viruses during childhood could explain the rise in allergic diseases in recent decades.
A new analysis by the non-profit Clean Label Project (CLP) finds only 19 percent of different baby food products tested were free of potentially harmful contaminants according to standards established by the group’s Medical Advisory Board.
Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans […]
Our overuse of antibiotics in health care & agriculture/ranching is leading to a biological arms race with bacteria evolving faster than we can make drugs to combat them.