The shocking results from Dr. Oz’s special investigation are in. Arsenic, lead, known carcinogen chromium 6, and perchlorate – or rocket fuel – are among the contaminants you are being exposed to every day.

If you are concerned about the safety of your water, follow these action steps to protect you and your family:


  • Click here to get your city’s Consumer Confidence Report and find out if there are any violations in your area.
  • Call your local health department and see if they offer free or reduced-rate tap water tests.
  • Hire a lab to test your water. Testing may cost upwards of $125.
  • Choose a water filtration system to remove contaminants from your water at home. Click here for a guide to the best systems.

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Click here for more information on perchlorate.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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