A bill introduced to the California state legislature 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.
Chemical Watch Blog
Train derailment site contaminated with cancer-causing toxins: Study
According to the data from a recently completed study, the site of the Ohio train derailment contains cancer-causing toxin levels far above the safe limit.
Risky Synthetic Additives Increasing in U.S. Food: Study
According to the results of a new study, 60% of foods U.S. consumers purchase contain synthetic or industrialized coloring/dyes, artificial flavoring agents, emulsifiers, preservatives or artificial sweeteners.
Toxic PFAS Chemicals Discovered in Turf where Six Baseball Players Died of Brain Cancer
An investigation into the deaths of six former Philadelphia Phillies players from the same type of brain cancer has found that the artificial turf where they played for years contains dangerous PFAS chemicals.
Toxic Dioxin Testing Ordered for Train Derailment Area, says EPA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced they have ordered rail company Norfolk Southern to test the derailment area for dioxins, a dangerous and persistent class of pollutants.
WA State to Ban Formaldehyde and Lead from Cosmetics
The Washington state legislature is considering banning the manufacture and sale of cosmetic products that contain formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing agents, certain amounts of lead, and some other chemicals.
Hazardous Chemicals Facilities: Database
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program rule requires facilities that handle “extremely hazardous substances” to tell the government about those substances, their safety plans, their recent accident history, and more. This is a database of those facilities and their reports.
What Toxic Chemicals were Released in Ohio Train Derailment?
Vinyl chloride was the most toxic of the chemicals being transported on the train that was derailed, but there were other toxic chemicals released as well…
High PFAS Levels in Popular Smoothies: Lawsuit
Green Goodness smoothie manufacturer, Bolthouse Farms, is being accused in a new class-action lawsuit of deceiving customers about toxic PFAS chemicals in their drinks.
Rise in Penis Birth Defects and Toxic Chemicals
Healthcare professionals are seeing an alarming increase in cases of a specific genital malformation known as hypospadias in male babies. New research suggests that environmental toxins may be to blame.