Food & Health

  •   Jabra Sport Coach Wireless offers an integrated motion sensor and companion Sport Life app to provide real-time in-ear audio coaching   For fans of burpees, lunges, squats and planks who want the added motivation of individual coaching while listening to music, the world’s first wireless cross-training audio solution has arrived! The Jabra Sport Coach ™ wireless earbuds combine personalized in-ear coaching with premium Dolby sound to get the most out of cross training workouts.  The launch of the Sport Coach extends Jabra’s sport audio product line, and follows the award-winning Jabra Sport Pulse™ wireless earbuds that introduced in-ear heart rate monitoring for the very first time.  Jabra Sport Coach is available exclusively at Best Buy retail stores and at […]

    JABRA INTRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST WIRELESS EARBUDS WITH CROSS TRAINING COACHING AND MUSIC

      Jabra Sport Coach Wireless offers an integrated motion sensor and companion Sport Life app to provide real-time in-ear audio coaching   For fans of burpees, lunges, squats and planks who want the added motivation of individual coaching while listening to music, the world’s first wireless cross-training audio solution has arrived! The Jabra Sport Coach ™ wireless earbuds combine personalized in-ear coaching with premium Dolby sound to get the most out of cross training workouts.  The launch of the Sport Coach extends Jabra’s sport audio product line, and follows the award-winning Jabra Sport Pulse™ wireless earbuds that introduced in-ear heart rate monitoring for the very first time.  Jabra Sport Coach is available exclusively at Best Buy retail stores and at […]

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  • The first ever geek bar in Northern Colorado needs your help! Almost 2 years ago, Melissa and Manny Garza were in a constant state of nerdy flux. The Garza’s were attending Comic Con in San Diego, Dragon Con, and other conventions throughout the United States. After taking in all these conventions had to offer – there was one difficult dilemma: where should they bide their time while waiting for the next convention? SO the Garzas set out on a quest to find a geeky hangout that was the nerdy parallel to a conventional sports bar or dance club. Their vision was one where board games and video games could be played in the setting of a medieval tavern. For too […]

    Dungeons & Drafts: Geek Bar

    The first ever geek bar in Northern Colorado needs your help! Almost 2 years ago, Melissa and Manny Garza were in a constant state of nerdy flux. The Garza’s were attending Comic Con in San Diego, Dragon Con, and other conventions throughout the United States. After taking in all these conventions had to offer – there was one difficult dilemma: where should they bide their time while waiting for the next convention? SO the Garzas set out on a quest to find a geeky hangout that was the nerdy parallel to a conventional sports bar or dance club. Their vision was one where board games and video games could be played in the setting of a medieval tavern. For too […]

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  • Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® brand home canning products, today announced the first-of-its-kind appliance revolutionizing the fresh preserving process, the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System. This unique counter-top appliance takes the guesswork out of the home canning process and enables consumers to auto-preserve freshly made foods with the push of a button, using up to 30% less time, 60% less energy (enough to power more than 100 average American homes in a year) and 85% less water (enough for 14 average American homes in a year) when compared to traditional water bath canning methods. The innovative appliance simplifies the home canning process of preserving your favorite fresh produce into jams, jellies, pickles, fruits, salsas, tomatoes, sauces and more. With […]

    New Technology Makes Canning Super Easy!

    Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® brand home canning products, today announced the first-of-its-kind appliance revolutionizing the fresh preserving process, the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System. This unique counter-top appliance takes the guesswork out of the home canning process and enables consumers to auto-preserve freshly made foods with the push of a button, using up to 30% less time, 60% less energy (enough to power more than 100 average American homes in a year) and 85% less water (enough for 14 average American homes in a year) when compared to traditional water bath canning methods. The innovative appliance simplifies the home canning process of preserving your favorite fresh produce into jams, jellies, pickles, fruits, salsas, tomatoes, sauces and more. With […]

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  •   The looks like something you would see in a car of the future.  It’s sleek, comfy, and stylish.  It also protects your baby. With protection from side impacts, this is one of the only car seats I have seen with REAL protection for a baby’s head.   Let’s take a look at the list of features which Prezi’s website http://www.maxi-cosi.com advertises. Product features Superior Side Impact Performance: Featuring New G-Cell HX™ & Air Protect® technology Easy-out harness lifts out of the way 5-position no re-thread adjustable headrest 5-point harness with Center Front Adjust 5-position adjustable base with built in Rebound Control 1-click mini LATCH connectors Plush cushioned fabrics, harness covers, infant insert & boot European-style sun canopy stows away when not […]

    Maxi-Cosi Prezi Infant Car Seat (Yes, even us nerds have babies!)

      The looks like something you would see in a car of the future.  It’s sleek, comfy, and stylish.  It also protects your baby. With protection from side impacts, this is one of the only car seats I have seen with REAL protection for a baby’s head.   Let’s take a look at the list of features which Prezi’s website http://www.maxi-cosi.com advertises. Product features Superior Side Impact Performance: Featuring New G-Cell HX™ & Air Protect® technology Easy-out harness lifts out of the way 5-position no re-thread adjustable headrest 5-point harness with Center Front Adjust 5-position adjustable base with built in Rebound Control 1-click mini LATCH connectors Plush cushioned fabrics, harness covers, infant insert & boot European-style sun canopy stows away when not […]

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  • The gentleman I spoke with on the phone called this the “techiest” fan that Honeywell makes, and he was right, well kind of. When this arrived on my porch I immediately wondered how much assembly would be required.  I’m not a big fan of “buy this, then you get to build it!”  I would rather if I pay full price for something that it come pre-assembled, but obviously for shipping reasons this wouldn’t be very prudent as things get broken in transit.  We pulled all the bits out and began to assemble the fan without reading the instructions, because what man reads instructions?  It took a little longer to assemble than I would have liked, but after a couple attempted […]

    Honeywell’s “techiest” Fan

    The gentleman I spoke with on the phone called this the “techiest” fan that Honeywell makes, and he was right, well kind of. When this arrived on my porch I immediately wondered how much assembly would be required.  I’m not a big fan of “buy this, then you get to build it!”  I would rather if I pay full price for something that it come pre-assembled, but obviously for shipping reasons this wouldn’t be very prudent as things get broken in transit.  We pulled all the bits out and began to assemble the fan without reading the instructions, because what man reads instructions?  It took a little longer to assemble than I would have liked, but after a couple attempted […]

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  • My wife has come to know my phases of obsession well.  Sometimes it’s listening to the same Radiohead album for 2 months straight, other times it’s researching the true origin of the human race in the misinterpreted Masoretic text and symbolism. For the past 6 months it’s been drinking KOMBUCHA. Kombucha is this tasty drink made from tea fermented using bacteria culture.  It may sound gross, but I’m telling you: it’s a hell of a lot better for you than that crappy soda you keep drinking!  In fact, Kombucha IS good for you.  There are numerous independent claims that it improves health while clinical tests show no such benefits.  It has cured my gastrointestinal problems including acid reflux so bad I was […]

    Kombucha – my latest obsession

    My wife has come to know my phases of obsession well.  Sometimes it’s listening to the same Radiohead album for 2 months straight, other times it’s researching the true origin of the human race in the misinterpreted Masoretic text and symbolism. For the past 6 months it’s been drinking KOMBUCHA. Kombucha is this tasty drink made from tea fermented using bacteria culture.  It may sound gross, but I’m telling you: it’s a hell of a lot better for you than that crappy soda you keep drinking!  In fact, Kombucha IS good for you.  There are numerous independent claims that it improves health while clinical tests show no such benefits.  It has cured my gastrointestinal problems including acid reflux so bad I was […]

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  • Today NERD TREK is sitting down with Scott Wiener from Scott’s Pizza Tours in NYC.  Scott is one of the most knowledgeable individuals when it comes to pizza, not just in the 5 boroughs but in the United States! Jonathan:  Hello Scott!  How are you doing this fine morning? Scott: To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted. Yesterday I went over my slice quota so today I have to go pizza-free. It’s a major bummer because I have lots of pizzerias on my hit list and today would be perfect to knock some out. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow.    Jonathan:  Scott, please tell us a little about Scott’s Pizza Tours, how long you’ve been in operation, […]

    Scott’s Pizza Tours: Life on a Ferryboat, the board game Sorry!, and NYC PIZZA!

    Today NERD TREK is sitting down with Scott Wiener from Scott’s Pizza Tours in NYC.  Scott is one of the most knowledgeable individuals when it comes to pizza, not just in the 5 boroughs but in the United States! Jonathan:  Hello Scott!  How are you doing this fine morning? Scott: To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted. Yesterday I went over my slice quota so today I have to go pizza-free. It’s a major bummer because I have lots of pizzerias on my hit list and today would be perfect to knock some out. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow.    Jonathan:  Scott, please tell us a little about Scott’s Pizza Tours, how long you’ve been in operation, […]

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  • Recently I have had horrible pain from a tooth which most likely has an abscess located directly beneath the root.  I clench and grind my teeth at night so in the morning I sometimes awaken with a horrible toothache along with a headache and painful jaw to go along with it. For the second time the dentist recommended I have a root canal performed.  Since root canals are not always effective and usually within 5-20 years fail, I wanted a second opinion.  I spent a lot of time doing research online and found that a lot of people find not only pain relief, but a cure with raw garlic.  Although it will keep vampires and your girlfriend or boyfriend away, […]

    How to get rid of a tooth ache naturally

    Recently I have had horrible pain from a tooth which most likely has an abscess located directly beneath the root.  I clench and grind my teeth at night so in the morning I sometimes awaken with a horrible toothache along with a headache and painful jaw to go along with it. For the second time the dentist recommended I have a root canal performed.  Since root canals are not always effective and usually within 5-20 years fail, I wanted a second opinion.  I spent a lot of time doing research online and found that a lot of people find not only pain relief, but a cure with raw garlic.  Although it will keep vampires and your girlfriend or boyfriend away, […]

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  • Move over Luke Skywalker, you might be the only Jedi with a robotic hand, but you’re not the only human.  Meet Patrick who in this video demonstrates his newly installed robotic hand, the world’s first!  This isn’t the world’s first cyborg though, in fact the first was Professor Kevin Warwick over 13 years ago.  After you watch this video read this article at Gizmodo about the world’s first cyborg who had a RFID chip installed so he could turn the lights on and off by snapping his fingers. Patrick (shown in the video below) lost the use of his hand when he was electrocuted at work.  He requested that his useless hand be amputated in order to install this new […]

    World’s first bionic hand – move over Luke Skywalker

    Move over Luke Skywalker, you might be the only Jedi with a robotic hand, but you’re not the only human.  Meet Patrick who in this video demonstrates his newly installed robotic hand, the world’s first!  This isn’t the world’s first cyborg though, in fact the first was Professor Kevin Warwick over 13 years ago.  After you watch this video read this article at Gizmodo about the world’s first cyborg who had a RFID chip installed so he could turn the lights on and off by snapping his fingers. Patrick (shown in the video below) lost the use of his hand when he was electrocuted at work.  He requested that his useless hand be amputated in order to install this new […]

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  •   GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms. Does that sound tasty? How about Round-Up Ready Alfalfa? I hope so, because the USDA just deregulated bio-tech company Monsanto’s Round-Up Ready Alfalfa. Genetically modified crops are made by disassembling, then reassembling the cell structure of a plant using a string of e-coli, anti-biotics, and chemicals. Although the USDA continues to declare these foods safe for consumption, the USDA also has a revolving door of employees who are employees from Monsanto (world’s biggest bio-tech agricultural company). Some of these former employees include: David W. Beier . . .former head of Government Affairs for Genentech, Inc., . . .now chief domestic policy advisor to Al Gore, Vice President of the United States. Linda J. Fisher […]

    USDA Deregulates Monsanto Alfalfa

      GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms. Does that sound tasty? How about Round-Up Ready Alfalfa? I hope so, because the USDA just deregulated bio-tech company Monsanto’s Round-Up Ready Alfalfa. Genetically modified crops are made by disassembling, then reassembling the cell structure of a plant using a string of e-coli, anti-biotics, and chemicals. Although the USDA continues to declare these foods safe for consumption, the USDA also has a revolving door of employees who are employees from Monsanto (world’s biggest bio-tech agricultural company). Some of these former employees include: David W. Beier . . .former head of Government Affairs for Genentech, Inc., . . .now chief domestic policy advisor to Al Gore, Vice President of the United States. Linda J. Fisher […]

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  •   Scientists have found a way to reverse aging.  At the Harvard School in Boston, molecular biologist Dr. Ronald DePinho made this breakthrough by working with “telomeres” (protective DNA caps on the end of chromosomes).  The caps have long been implicated as what holds together our chromosomes and keeps them from “unraveling”.  A bit of our telomeres erode each time a cell divides, causing us to age.  Research has shown that people with longer telomeres live longer, whereas those with shorter telomeres age faster and suffer from debilitating diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. A few years back, Dr. DePinho and his research team engineered mice so that they were missing a functioning copy of the gene that regulates the production of […]

    Scientist discovers a procedure to reverse aging

      Scientists have found a way to reverse aging.  At the Harvard School in Boston, molecular biologist Dr. Ronald DePinho made this breakthrough by working with “telomeres” (protective DNA caps on the end of chromosomes).  The caps have long been implicated as what holds together our chromosomes and keeps them from “unraveling”.  A bit of our telomeres erode each time a cell divides, causing us to age.  Research has shown that people with longer telomeres live longer, whereas those with shorter telomeres age faster and suffer from debilitating diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. A few years back, Dr. DePinho and his research team engineered mice so that they were missing a functioning copy of the gene that regulates the production of […]

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  • When you’re chillin’ in outer space you have three problems.  First, your tongue swells up so it’s difficult to taste any of that pre-packaged stuff NASA calls food.  Second, your stomach doesn’t properly segregate  gases and liquids so your burps are noxious bubbles which float about the space cabin, and third- there’s no beer.  Even if there was beer you would not want to drink it due to the aforementioned faux pas (read: the pretty Russian girl doesn’t want your gut bubbles bursting all over her face.) So, as space flight becomes more and more common- especially for rich hot shots who want to one-up their friends, the demand for certain products such as beer has skyrocketed.  (Pun totally intended.)  […]

    Space Beer

    When you’re chillin’ in outer space you have three problems.  First, your tongue swells up so it’s difficult to taste any of that pre-packaged stuff NASA calls food.  Second, your stomach doesn’t properly segregate  gases and liquids so your burps are noxious bubbles which float about the space cabin, and third- there’s no beer.  Even if there was beer you would not want to drink it due to the aforementioned faux pas (read: the pretty Russian girl doesn’t want your gut bubbles bursting all over her face.) So, as space flight becomes more and more common- especially for rich hot shots who want to one-up their friends, the demand for certain products such as beer has skyrocketed.  (Pun totally intended.)  […]

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  • When I was a child, I was fascinated by clocks. They told time. Now, what they told it, I have never figured out, but I was curious nonetheless. Times back then had names… bath time, nap time, lunch time… but you can’t call back the time once it goes by. But the coaches in football games could call time. Again, I couldn’t figure out what they called it… or what it would say if it answered. My folks took time to read to me. They took time for dinner. They gave me time out, and mom whiled away the time on the phone. I didn’t see any time on it in the first place. But according to the newscasts, criminals […]

    Where did the time go?

    When I was a child, I was fascinated by clocks. They told time. Now, what they told it, I have never figured out, but I was curious nonetheless. Times back then had names… bath time, nap time, lunch time… but you can’t call back the time once it goes by. But the coaches in football games could call time. Again, I couldn’t figure out what they called it… or what it would say if it answered. My folks took time to read to me. They took time for dinner. They gave me time out, and mom whiled away the time on the phone. I didn’t see any time on it in the first place. But according to the newscasts, criminals […]

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  • On Tuesday the World Health Organization released findings that cell phones may cause cancer and lists the mobile devices in league with such carcinogens as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform.  A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” This news does not come as a surprise to me.  For many years now, friends in the scientific community have urged me to keep my cell phone and Nextel radio away from my body and especially my brain.  According to an industry informant of ours, a deal went down in the industry 10+ […]

    Cell Phones cause cancer and brain damage… duh

    On Tuesday the World Health Organization released findings that cell phones may cause cancer and lists the mobile devices in league with such carcinogens as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform.  A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” This news does not come as a surprise to me.  For many years now, friends in the scientific community have urged me to keep my cell phone and Nextel radio away from my body and especially my brain.  According to an industry informant of ours, a deal went down in the industry 10+ […]

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  • Months ago I read something about a Northern Italian restaurant named Spinasse that is located on 14th Ave in Seattle.  They supposedly had a creative menu designed by a young, up and coming superstar chef.  I filed it away in the back of my mind and went on with my eating adventures at many other places. In July, Food + Wine released their issue that included the “Best New Chefs of 2010” and Jason Stratton of Spinasse was on that list.  He joins previous winners Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, Daniel Boulud of New York’s Daniel, David Chang of Momofuku and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, among others.  We’re talking some top notch culinary masters on a prestigious list. […]

    Spinasse Restaurant – Seattle

    Months ago I read something about a Northern Italian restaurant named Spinasse that is located on 14th Ave in Seattle.  They supposedly had a creative menu designed by a young, up and coming superstar chef.  I filed it away in the back of my mind and went on with my eating adventures at many other places. In July, Food + Wine released their issue that included the “Best New Chefs of 2010” and Jason Stratton of Spinasse was on that list.  He joins previous winners Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, Daniel Boulud of New York’s Daniel, David Chang of Momofuku and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, among others.  We’re talking some top notch culinary masters on a prestigious list. […]

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  • Top 10 Most dangerous household products #10 Plastic Shopping Bags Plastic lasts forever as can be seen both landfills all over the world and in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  The GPGP is twice the size of Texas and is full of plastic trash.  It floats 1,000 miles off the coast of California in the Pacific Ocean.  In the USA only 2% of plastic bags are recycled, the other 98% are thrown into the garbage which ends up in landfills or blowing about in the woods.  While on a US tour with my band in 2005 I witnessed towns in the midwest that were so full of garbage that you could see more plastic on the ground than dirt and […]

    Top 10 Most Dangerous household products

    Top 10 Most dangerous household products #10 Plastic Shopping Bags Plastic lasts forever as can be seen both landfills all over the world and in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  The GPGP is twice the size of Texas and is full of plastic trash.  It floats 1,000 miles off the coast of California in the Pacific Ocean.  In the USA only 2% of plastic bags are recycled, the other 98% are thrown into the garbage which ends up in landfills or blowing about in the woods.  While on a US tour with my band in 2005 I witnessed towns in the midwest that were so full of garbage that you could see more plastic on the ground than dirt and […]

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  • You are probably asking yourself why a website about nerds has articles on health and nutrition.  A vital part of sustaining positive mental health is staying physically fit, having a strong understanding of nutrition, and keeping stress low.  The better your physical condition, the more productive and mentally efficient you will be.  One of the most effective ways to keep stress low and maintain healthy circulation is massage. It would be nice if we could let the things that cause us daily stress slide off our back like the rain, unfortunately most of us are not able to do this.  Work meetings, distractive bosses, irritated clients, disgruntled employees, cuts to benefits, higher taxes, lay-offs, and many more factors contribute to our daily […]

    Health benefits of massage therapy

    You are probably asking yourself why a website about nerds has articles on health and nutrition.  A vital part of sustaining positive mental health is staying physically fit, having a strong understanding of nutrition, and keeping stress low.  The better your physical condition, the more productive and mentally efficient you will be.  One of the most effective ways to keep stress low and maintain healthy circulation is massage. It would be nice if we could let the things that cause us daily stress slide off our back like the rain, unfortunately most of us are not able to do this.  Work meetings, distractive bosses, irritated clients, disgruntled employees, cuts to benefits, higher taxes, lay-offs, and many more factors contribute to our daily […]

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  • I always feel like I need to drop some sort of disclaimer any time I write an article that is not related to technology.  It might be the fact that this blog is titled NERD TREK and thus gives the implication that all information birthed here must be about subjects pertaining to technological devices, video games, RPGs, and other nerdy pursuits.   Then I remember that this is my blog and I too can consider myself a nerd since I find myself at home on a computer, working on circuit boards, coding HTML, and playing video games and RPGs.  I am a nerd, but I am also a human being and human beings have certain things happen in life that makes […]

    Finding Balance in your Life

    I always feel like I need to drop some sort of disclaimer any time I write an article that is not related to technology.  It might be the fact that this blog is titled NERD TREK and thus gives the implication that all information birthed here must be about subjects pertaining to technological devices, video games, RPGs, and other nerdy pursuits.   Then I remember that this is my blog and I too can consider myself a nerd since I find myself at home on a computer, working on circuit boards, coding HTML, and playing video games and RPGs.  I am a nerd, but I am also a human being and human beings have certain things happen in life that makes […]

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  • Sneakers Alcohol Pringles Skin Care Crabs Neckties   Batteries   Hot Kosher Food   Porn   Umbrellas     Hot Pizza   Raw Eggs     Live Bait     Live Lobsters     Panties             Bread     iPods

    Weird Vending Machines

    Sneakers Alcohol Pringles Skin Care Crabs Neckties   Batteries   Hot Kosher Food   Porn   Umbrellas     Hot Pizza   Raw Eggs     Live Bait     Live Lobsters     Panties             Bread     iPods

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  • A report released in late 2010 by two advocacy groups found BPA on money. Bisphenol A is a chemical that has been found to cause everything from cancer to thyroid dysfunction and obesity to neurological disorders. If you remember there was a big scare about BPA being part of the plastic in water bottles. Out of all the money tested, more than 90% was found to have the chemical BPA at least in trace amounts. Most of the levels of BPA were considered “safe” levels by the US and European governments, but we all know how lax our governments are on protecting the public from dangers such as this. Canada is one of the few countries that has taken the […]

    BPA found on Money

    A report released in late 2010 by two advocacy groups found BPA on money. Bisphenol A is a chemical that has been found to cause everything from cancer to thyroid dysfunction and obesity to neurological disorders. If you remember there was a big scare about BPA being part of the plastic in water bottles. Out of all the money tested, more than 90% was found to have the chemical BPA at least in trace amounts. Most of the levels of BPA were considered “safe” levels by the US and European governments, but we all know how lax our governments are on protecting the public from dangers such as this. Canada is one of the few countries that has taken the […]

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