Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 has been recalled after the review revealed high benzene levels came from the propellant that sprays the product from its can. Exposure to benzene, a human carcinogen, can possibly lead to blood disorders and cancers such as leukemia.
Researchers have found that gas stoves contain over 300 chemicals, including 21 airborne toxins. Those toxins notably included low levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, which was discovered in 95% of the natural gas tested.
New research has documented pollution of public water supplies caused by fracking–and its negative impact on infant health.
An independent lab has found concerning levels of Benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical, in over half of 108 batches of antiperspirant and deodorant body sprays from 30 different brands.
Some hand sanitizers have been recalled for containing the toxic chemical methanol. Additionally, an independent pharmacy and lab has petitioned the FDA to recall other hand sanitizers after a study found unacceptable levels of benzene in several brands of hand sanitizers.
Scientists have uncovered a link between living near fracking activity and an increased risk for heart attacks.
In a four-part series for Public Radio Environmental Health News, Kristina Marusic tested five different families for 40 different chemicals associated with fracking and found that every person studied was carrying a massive chemical body burden.
A low-income housing development plus a school will be built on a toxic waste site in the area along the Gowanus Canal in New York City.
A new study reveals that radiation levels downwind of fracking sites tend to be significantly higher than other surrounding areas, posing a potential health risk to nearby residents.
Public officials in Colorado acknowledge that fracking can harm public health based on new scientific study results.