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Tampons may contain ‘toxic levels’ of lead and arsenic, study warns – National

Tampons from several popular brands may contain toxic metals such as arsenic and lead, according to a recent study from the University of California, Berkeley. The study, published in the latest issue of Environment Internationalfound that all 30 tampons tested from 14 brands – including organic tampons – contained lead, while some also showed worrying levels of other toxic metals …

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Physical inactivity a ‘silent threat’ as countries, including Canada, go off course – National

A growing number of people in Canada and worldwide are physically inactive, the World Health Organization said in a new study, calling it a “silent threat” that needs more attention. Data published in The Lancet Global Health log On Tuesday, it emerged that more than a third (31.3 percent) of the world’s adult population – or roughly 1.8 billion people …

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Sporting sequins and silver, Mama Stanley is an Edmonton celebrity for the playoffs

Edmonton Oilers fans crowd around Mary Loewen in a plaza outside the team’s home arena during every playoff game, asking to have their photo taken with the superfan dressed as the Stanley Cup. Loewen dons a sequined blazer, wears silver gloves and glasses, and covers her face with silver makeup. She then puts on her “crown,” which is meant to …

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