Topic: toxins

Smoking Synthetic Marijuana Could Cause Kidney Damage Or Failure

Smoking Synthetic Marijuana Could Cause Kidney Damage Or Failure

Synthetic marijuana sounds like it might be some “safe” alternative to the real stuff — though the “real stuff” has actually been accepted as beneficial by many doctors — but in all actuality, it appears to be very dangerous for those who choose to use it. These synthetic forms, which go by the names Spice and K2, have led to several incidents of internal bodily harm. More »

15% Of Breast Cancer Deaths Attributed To Drinking — Do You Know How Much Is Safe?

15% Of Breast Cancer Deaths Attributed To Drinking -- Do You Know How Much Is Safe?

Like many people, I enjoy a glass of white wine or a couple of beers with friends. Though I certainly have my crazy nights (there were quite a few of those in college, to say the least), I generally think that my drinking isn’t an issue these days, particularly with regard to my health. Naturally — and unsurprisingly, to many of you — I was wrong. More »

How Responsible Should Celebrity Smokers Be About Their Habits?

How Responsible Should Celebrity Smokers Be About Their Habits?

There are millions of cigarette smokers in the world, which is one of the reasons so many people get hooked on cigarettes — the popularity and widespread nature of the habit. There are not too many celebrities on earth, but many of them smoke as we have reported on in the past. One of the other reasons people often cite kids getting stuck on smoking is that people they look up to smoke, so they wind up thinking it is all right. More »