Monday, September 21, 2020

Tag: chemicals

There are 2,000 untested chemicals in packaged foods—and it’s legal

A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.

America’s dairyland may have a PFAS problem

First, there was Fred Stone, the third-generation dairy farmer in Maine who discovered that the milk from his cows contained harmful chemicals. Then...

Trump threatens to veto first-ever congressional action on “forever chemicals”

A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge...

FDA confirms string of 5,000 synthetic chemicals contaminates US food system

"What this calls for is additional research to determine how widespread this contamination is and how high the levels are."

EPA weakens guidelines for clean-up of toxic groundwater pollution by military...

"We urgently need action to protect clean water not more deregulation."

Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe

Scientific scrutiny of pesticide residue in food grows; regulatory protections questioned.

Chemicals on our food: When ‘safe’ may not really be safe

Scientific scrutiny of pesticide residue in food grows – regulatory protections are being questioned.

Industry studies show evidence of bias and misleading conclusions on widely...

Data just doesn't add up behind industry conclusions on chlorpyrifos – a controversial insecticide linked to brain impacts for children.

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

A family of chemicals – known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases – has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.

Scientific studies conclude neonicotinoids damage bee populations

What if honeybee health was greatly affected by commonly used pesticides, causing colonies to die en masse?

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Scientific American endorses a presidential candidate for the first time in its history: Joe...

“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now.”