Smart discussion about toxics policy reform
EPA Chief’s Call for Toxics Reform: Three Times in Two Months
The topic of human exposures to chemical contaminants and the need to overhaul the federal government’s approach to toxics regulation was again on the mind of the nation’s top environmental official in remarks she made last weekend in Philadelphia. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has now delivered...
Teflon Oven Liner? Not In My Kitchen
By Dave Andrews, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group Poking around the kitchen of our new house, Lena and I discovered a flat piece of synthetic something-or-other under the oven’s lower burner. Our landlord proudly explained that it was a Betty Crocker non-stick oven liner, a great...
FDA Under Pressure for BPA Food Safety Rules
As a key deadline approaches, scientists and environmental health advocates are ramping up pressure on the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rein in food contamination from bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic component and synthetic estrogen  detected in the bodies of 93 percent of Americans tested. During...
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation, Tumors
Two new international studies implicating cell phone in some forms of brain tumors are deepening scientists’ worries about the long-term consequences of human exposure to cell phone radiation, especially among children and heavy cell phone users. An Australian-European research team reported in the...
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