Federal agents in Portland used toxic and potentially deadly smoke grenades more than two dozen times over the summer as they attempted to disperse demonstrators protesting for social and racial justice.
Problems with lead exposure in the U.S. are far more pervasive and far closer to home than many might think–namely, in the food we eat (leaching from food packaging containers), in cosmetics like lipstick, and lead in bottled water bought at the supermarket. But the other problem with lead–why it still exists in our food, cosmetics and water–is a political one. A group of organizations has recently sent a formal petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to revise its outdated standards for lead in food to better protect the public.
Because of the link between PFAS chemical exposure and diminished effectiveness of some vaccines, the U.S. CDC is examining whether exposure to the “forever chemicals” PFAS could affect the potential effectiveness and duration of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Just touching store receipts and boarding passes can be dangerous to your health. A rapidly growing body of scientific evidence strongly suggests that commonly used thermal paper chemical BPS, like its predecessor BPA, disrupts hormones and harms reproductive, developmental, metabolic and cardiovascular health.
The U.S. designation of “natural flavoring” on food ingredients labels should be interpreted as “a mystery ingredient of unknown origin”–something that people with certain health conditions who need to avoid specific ingredients, and consumers who are vegetarians and vegans, may find distressing.
While they still have a long way to go in cleaning up the products they offer, in response to a recent class action lawsuit, Amazon has announced that it will ban certain chemicals and plastics in food packaging used for one of its product lines.
New York has now banned the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) in food packaging.
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.
The results of new scientific lab testing reveal that high levels of microplastic particles are released from baby bottles during formula preparation. That means that infants may ingest unwanted microplastics along with their formula.
New study finds no observable effects of the phthalate-replacement chemical DINCH on reproductive hormones.