Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a condition that affects the nervous system and causes tremors, stiffened limbs and cognitive problems. PD affects over 8.5 million people worldwide. Researchers have found that PD is linked to low levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the body. Risk factors for PD include past traumatic brain injury and exposure toContinue reading “Study: Parkinson’s disease may be caused by common dry-cleaning chemical”
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Who’s breathing the most polluted air in Hong Kong?
According to the air quality data released by the Environmental Protection Department today, people in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Tung Chung districts were breathing the unhealthiest air in 2018. Tuen Mun was the most polluted district for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Yuen Long in second place and Tung Chung in third. ThoughContinue reading “Who’s breathing the most polluted air in Hong Kong?”
Pollution. In you.
Today, we are constantly bombarded by chemicals and toxins in our everyday environment. Chemicals found in the air, water, household cleaners, laundry detergents, cookware, cosmetics and pesticides-all are potentially harmful to our bodies. What do toxins do in our bodies? Carcinogenic chemicals: cause or aggravate cancer Hormone-disrupting chemicals: mimic, block or interfere with hormones that regulate fertility and theContinue reading “Pollution. In you.”