A new bill directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to close the “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) food additive … More
Researchers have just released a report revealing that between 2016 and 2020, the U.S. military oversaw the “clandestine burning” of more than 20 million pounds of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in low-income communities around the country.
Scientists have detected 109 industrial chemicals in pregnant women and newborn babies, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown.
Uncovering where (and how much) of the environmental contaminant PFAS chemical is in products, food, soil, water and human bodies just became near impossible for research scientists.
One of the many additives in highly processed veggie burgers has recently led to a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permitting the additive to be included in the fake burgers sans proper safety testing.
To increase screening of chemical intolerance, researchers have developed and validated a three-question survey that can be incorporated into patient visits within a minute.
The results of a new scientific study demonstrated that many popular home water filtration systems are not filtering out toxic PFAS chemicals.
A team of MIT biological engineering scientists have developed a new toxicology screening test for chemicals. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the screening test offers specialized detection of DNA damage in cells that can quickly and accurately predict whether cancer will develop from new chemicals coming on the market.
Using new direct testing methods, scientific experts on the chemical BPA have made a new discovery: Previous estimates of the levels of BPA consumers are exposed to each day have been based on flawed, inaccurate testing methods. The previous measurements and estimates that have been used by regulatory agencies–including the FDA**–have underestimated exposure levels by as much as 44 times. With new, more advanced methods*** scientists are now able to see that previous estimates of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical are far greater than regulators and legislators believed when establishing guidelines for what is “safe” exposure levels for U.S. children and adults.
This overview examines the current methods used for determining whether a pesticide is safe enough to use and the changes the EPA is planning on making to those methods.