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FDA Says No to BPA Ban

Public concern about the dangers of BPA, or bisphenol A, hasn’t translated into regulatory measures on the part of the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency isn’t yet cracking down on the chemical, which turns up in a few commonly used products and even in receipts.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Unaddressed Concerns Over a Pesticide

In 2006, more than 50 scientists and doctors—five nobel laureates among them—wrote an urgent letter to the EPA warning of the dangers of the pesticide methyl iodide. In 2007, the agency approved its use. (more)

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 READ MORE



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FDA Plastic Decision ‘Creates a False Sense of Security’

The chemical BPA is common in plastic products such as baby bottles and food containers, despite concerns among scientists and environmentalists about its safety. The FDA has defended BPA use and recently turned to an outside panel for backup. That group of scientists, however, ended up criticizing the agency’s guidelines.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008 READ MORE


GAO: U.S. Vulnerable to WMD Attack

Despite spending billions of dollars, the United States is woefully unprepared for an attack involving either chemical or biological weapons, according to a report recently declassified by the Government Accountability Office. The strain of the Iraq war has contributed to problems with staffing, equipping and training the military units expected to respond in the event of such a crisis.

Posted on Feb 28, 2007 READ MORE



From crestware.com

Board: Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen

An EPA advisory group votes unanimously to recommend that a chemical used in Teflon and other nonstick products be considered a likely cause of cancer.
Truthdig had a report two weeks ago about the greedy politicos who stymied the phaseout of Teflon.

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE



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Teflon Chemical Called a Likely Carcinogen

The no-stick material will have a hard time sliding this one off: “likely contributor to cancer.” | story

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


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