Monday, September 20, 2021

New study finds toxic PFAS in hundreds of commonly used cosmetics produced by major...

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a highly persistent and potentially toxic class of more than 4,700 chemical compounds, were present in most cosmetic products purchased

As big pharma stock soars, third FDA adviser resigns over approval of alzheimer’s drug

The doctor and panel member wrote that it "was probably the worst drug approval decision in recent U.S. history."

Indigenous languages are going extinct and taking knowledge of medicinal plants with them

"[L]anguage allows indigenous societies to use the biodiversity that surrounds them as a 'living pharmacy' and to describe the medicinal properties of plants."

Urban oil wells linked to asthma and other health problems in Los Angeles

In some cases, the impact on residents’ lungs is worse than living beside a highway or being exposed to secondhand smoke every day.

Bayer considers putting an end to US glyphosate sales

“Removing glyphosate from residential use would be a step in the right direction.”

Glyphosate remains on shelves despite EPA admitting Trump-era review was faulty

“We will ask the court to deny this extraordinary request to paper over glyphosate’s ecological harms only to approve it anyway down the road. Time to face the music, not run and hide.”

Roundup verdict of $25M upheld in US appeals court

“It’s a slam dunk for plaintiffs. This proves these claims are viable in the tort system.”

Court orders EPA to establish lead hazard standards in structures to better protect children...

According to the Centers for Disease and Control, there is no safe level of exposure of lead for children and the most common cause of lead poisoning is from ingesting lead dust.

Biden administration ends Trump-era rule, banning discrimination against transgender people in health care

“Everyone – including LGBTQ people - should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period.”