Saturday, July 20, 2024

Tag: chemicals

FDA bans brominated vegetable oil in food because of concerns about chemical’s...

Due to the chemical's health hazards such as harmful effects on the nervous system, the agency said the food additive is no longer safe for food use.

EPA accused of ‘egregious’ misconduct in PFAS testing of pesticides: Watchdog...

The claims have raised significant concerns about the integrity of the EPA's testing and its commitment to public health.

Washington court reverses verdict against Bayer in PCBs case

A $185 million verdict against Pharmacia—a Monsanto spinoff—which sold now-banned chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), was found liable in 2021 for chemical contamination.

Recent court ruling threatens progress in PFAS chemical regulation

PFAS have become a focal point for public health experts due to their association with a range of diseases, including cancer, liver and kidney conditions, and reproductive issues.

US military says national security depends on ‘forever chemicals’

As regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.

California Senate Committee on Health approves first-in-the-nation food chemical bill

The five chemicals to be banned have been linked to many health risks including cancer, nervous system damage and hyperactivity.

EPA sued for approving toxic herbicides with Agent Orange chemical

The herbicides were re-registered by the EPA without full consideration of the risks or consultation with wildlife agencies—the experts—as the Endangered Species Act requires.

Body lotions, cleaning fluids and other commonly used products contain toxic...

These chemicals enter the surrounding environment as gases and can cause a host of health issues, including cancer.

The EPA wants to broaden a ban on a deadly chemical...

But methylene chloride’s fumes are so dangerous, the chemical can kill you in a matter of minutes.

Map shows chemical-related incidents happen every two days in US

In the wake of the train derailment in Ohio, a new analysis shows chemical accidents are more common in the United States...


Clooney, Holt, and others push ageist tropes against Biden instead of addressing Project 2025

George Clooney pushed ageist tropes against Biden in New York Times. Then Lester Holt and others piled up as well, instead of whistleblowing Project 2025.

‘Largest IT outage in history’ causes global chaos: Flights grounded, hospitals and banks disrupted

As the global community grapples with the aftermath of what is being termed the largest IT outage in history, the focus remains on restoring normalcy and addressing the vulnerabilities exposed by this incident.

Dear Democrats—change the message! Please!

Ideally this can be resolved by the Democrats engaging in focused strategic and tactical consideration with one over-riding goal: How to retain the White House and Senate and win back the House.

Billionaire-backed JD Vance claims working class support despite anti-labor record

Vance accepted the party’s vice-presidential nomination with promises to champion the interests of everyday Americans.

Groundbreaking study highlights urgent need to protect global forest carbon sinks

Published in Nature, the study underscores the importance of global forests in absorbing carbon dioxide and calls for immediate action to protect these ecosystems.