Monday, April 15, 2024

Tag: toxic chemicals

Major bandage brands in the U.S. contain PFAS, study finds

Recent testing has revealed a concerning presence of PFAS, known as 'forever chemicals,' in numerous bandage brands across the U.S., including those specifically marketed to people of color.

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.”

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Tennessee’s bold move: Arming educators as a countermeasure to rising school shootings

The bill under scrutiny mandates that teachers wishing to carry concealed weapons undergo 40 hours of specialized training, alongside mental health evaluations and background checks.

Unveiling the titans of carbon: How 57 companies drive the global climate crisis

The quest to curb emissions becomes not just a matter of individual or national effort but a pressing need for accountability at the corporate level.

Sanders and Schakowsky champion corporate tax reform to end ‘legalized tax dodging’

The Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act is a bold initiative designed to close the gap in the corporate tax code that allows for extensive tax avoidance.

Re-electing a brutal outlaw-in-chief makes America a rogue outlaw nation

Heinous outcomes are inevitable if Trump is able to get away with relentlessly targeting law and order as his prime opponent.