Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Why the US is losing the fight to ban toxic chemicals

The flaws of the American chemical regulatory apparatus run deeper than funding or the decisions of the last presidential administration.

Massachusetts sues 15 companies over PFAS contamination

“We’re glad the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is taking steps to hold PFAS manufacturers accountable for the financial burden that communities are facing as they try to provide their residents with safe drinking water."

FDA denies petitions to ban phthlates in food packaging

"It’s outrageous that FDA decided chemicals banned from children’s toys should remain in the food we eat. Families deserve better from FDA.”

3,240 potentially harmful chemicals found in food packaging

More than 3,200 potentially harmful chemicals have been measured in “food contact materials (FCMs),” like packaging and processing equipment, utensils and reusable food containers.

Study shows even ‘green’ and ‘nontoxic’ products for kids contain forever...

"These are products that children come into close contact with every day and over a long period of time," said one co-author, arguing that PFAS "should not be allowed in products."

Many Dollar Store discounts packed with toxic chemicals: Report

"With their high profit margins, dollar stores must do more to ensure that all of these products are safe."

Toxic forever chemicals found in almost 75 percent of stain and...

Nearly three-quarters of water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic forever chemicals, a new report has found.  Public health and...

Thailand places a ban on coral damaging sunscreens in marine national...

“As 80% to 90% of tourists visiting marine national parks on package tours usually go diving, marine national park staff will ask tour operators to explain to visitors the ban ahead of their visits.”

House passes PFAS Action Act which protects environment and human health

“We are one step closer to protecting the health of Americans from these toxic forever chemicals.”

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

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

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Solving the debt crisis the American way

When the old system finally breaks and we are primed for a new one, these are the principles that should guide us in its development.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

‘This is a national emergency’: Dems push for assault weapons ban amid string of...

"Every time you vote for a lawmaker who opposes gun safety, you’re voting for policies that make it more likely your loved one will be slaughtered."

Mexico bans cigarette smoking in all public places

This concludes that the only legal place to smoke is in private residences, which makes Mexico's legislation the "world's strictest anti-tobacco laws."