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Friday, April 24, 2015

As two Congressional committees develop legislation to update the nation’s broken toxic chemicals law, it’s good to remember what real reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 should look like.
 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The front group of all front groups, the American Council on Science and Health, has not disclosed its donor list since the early 1990’s.
 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moving to address a gaping void in the nation’s system of consumer protections, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today (April 16) filed a bill – the “Personal Care Products Safety Act” --  that would create a long-needed bipartisan framework for ensuring that cosmetics ingredients are safe.
 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kraft’s mac and cheese boxed dinner marks an essential part of childhood for many Americans. For some of us, it just about defines “comfort food.”

 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Food and biotechnology companies spent $63.6 million in 2014 alone to oppose mandatory labeling of genetically modified food ingredients, or GMOs, according to a new analysis by EWG.
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Monday, April 20, 2015
A bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would help the federal Food and Drug Administration ensure that cosmetics and other personal care products are safer.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
EWG opposes the draft legislation put forth by U.S. Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) to update the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The proposal will not keep the public safe from hazardous chemicals, EWG said.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The widely-used herbicide glyphosate, now classified as a probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization, has been found in a number of items, including honey, breast milk and infant formula, according to media reports .