Chemical Watch Blog

Toxic Food Chemicals Banned in Europe may See Ban in California Soon

A bill introduced in California would ban five food additives already banned by the European Union. The additives are either already known to cause health problems or are linked to health problems/cannot be ruled out as potential health hazards when consumed. The bill passed the California Assembly on May 15, 2023 and now moves on to the California Senate.

Ultra-Processed Food Linked with Teen Mental Health Problems: Study

A new scientific study reveals that adolescents who eat a lot of ultra-processed foods may suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

PFAS Lawsuits Trigger Bankruptcy for Fire Protection Company

Kidde-Fenwal Inc, a subsidiary of Carrier Global Corp that specializes in fire control systems, filed for bankruptcy on May 14, 2023, due to the weight of lawsuits alleging that PFAS “forever chemicals” in its firefighting foam products have contaminated water sources around U.S. airports and military bases.