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FDA Still Slow-walking Sunscreen Regs

FDA Still Slow-walking Sunscreen Regs
EWG’s 2009 Sunscreen Guide finds some bright spots in the sun scene: The number of sunscreens containing UVA filters doubled, to 70 percent of 2,000-plus products analyzed. The number of sunscreens using oxybenzone, an endocrine-disrupting chemical, dropped by 19 percent. Two of five sunscreens on...

Does BPA Cause Infertility?

Does BPA Cause Infertility?
Yale researchers may have solved a fundamental medical mystery: how bisphenol A (BPA), a ubiquitous plastics component, changes genetic chemistry and impairs fertility. The Yale team’s findings, previewed earlier this month to the Endocrine Society, a 14,000-member scientific and medical professional...

Flame Retardants for Breakfast

Flame Retardants for Breakfast
It’s not like we needed more proof that our chemical regulatory system is completely broken.  But we have it anyway. It appears as though the food industry is starting to ship fresh produce on plastic pallets, each made with 3.5 pounds of pure decabromodiphenyl ether – Deca for short, the neurotoxic...

Is this EPA Serious about Chemical Regulation?

Is this EPA Serious about Chemical     Regulation?
The federal program to “assess and manage” industrial chemicals polluting the environment has never done either.  Instead of ChAMP (for Chemical Assessment and Management Program, Orwellian Newspeak if we ever heard it), it should have been named KERCHING — for the millions of dollars the...
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