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Environment creates new strategy in Oregon Deca ban

Environment creates new strategy in Oregon Deca ban
It feels good to celebrate a victory now and again, doesn’t it? Especially when you’re in the business of reforming chemical policy in a country with an ineffective toxics law and a well-funded chemical lobby that routinely flies lobbyists from state capitol to state capitol to save its products....

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...

Coca-Cola’s Non-Answer on BPA

Coca-Cola’s Non-Answer on BPA
Earlier this month, EWG president Ken Cook wrote the Coca-Cola company to ask why a Coca-Cola representative had been part of a lobbyists’ strategy session during which, according to a leaked memo, food and chemical industry reps discussed countering proposed bans on the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol...

Winning on BPA? Not so fast.

Winning on BPA?   Not so fast.
It’s been quite a ride with the fight against the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA)–  David vs. Goliath, public interest advocates and a handful of scientists pushing back against lobbyists and dealmakers, shady government contractors, bogus science,  backroom strategy sessions. The...

Toxic Teflon – Too Little, Too Late

Toxic Teflon – Too Little, Too Late
The unfolding debacle with toxic Teflon products is a great example of what happens when you wait too long to regulate a chemical. Teflon, a perflourinated compound (PFC) made by the DuPont company, and related PFCs are some of the most problematic substances ever allowed into widespread commercial use. But...
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