Chemical Watch Blog

Ultra-Processed Food Additives Increase Risk for Second Heart Attack, Stroke

A new study has found that eating ultra-processed foods can increase the likelihood of a subsequent, more likely fatal heart attack–or stroke–in individuals who have already suffered an initial heart attack.

Boy or Girl? Toxins in Your Air and Water may Decide

According to new scientific study results, changes in the human sex ratio at birth—defined as the percentage of newborns that are boys—are associated with the presence of toxic levels of air and water pollutants.

Common Food Additive Alters Your Microbiota, Triggers Severe Diseases: Scientists

Scientists discovered that a common food emulsifier CMC (Cellulose Gum/carboxymethylcellulose) and some other emulsifiers, altered gut bacteria resulting in more severe disease in a range of chronic inflammatory conditions, including colitis, metabolic syndrome and colon cancer.

Ban PFAS in Food Containers Bill vs PFAS Manufacturers and Big Chemical

The bipartisan bill known as “Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act” is getting another chance among legislators with S.3169 – Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2021. The purpose of the legislation is to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of food packaging containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals.