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15/10/13

At the beginning of September 2013 the European Chemical Agency published a report pointing out that the 67% of the companies inspected - in the 29

06/05/13

It would be hard to design a law more stacked against the regulators than the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which is supposed to ensure the safety of thousands of chemicals used in household products and manufacturing. It is long past time for Congress to reform the law so that it provides genuine protection against harmful chemicals in products like shampoos and detergents.

06/05/13

Babies with higher PFOS exposures in the womb are born smaller and sooner, reports a new study from Taiwan. The effects were found at levels of the perfluorinated chemical similar to those measured in U.S. and Canadian babies. A persistent compound that repels stains, water and grease, it hasn't been produced in the United States since its manufacturer completed the phaseout in 2002.

06/05/13

New research by a Blue Hill scientist shows that during a fire, firefighters are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals created when commercial flame retardants burn.

06/05/13

Cobalt in plastic building blocks and baby bibs. Ethylene glycol in dolls. Methyl ethyl ketone in clothing. Antimony in high chairs and booster seats. Parabens in baby wipes. D4 in baby creams.

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