Dangerous Chemicals

Fragrance And Fat

Thanks to a post by our friend Janice, we were reminded we hadn’t discussed obesogens in a while. From Wendee Holtcamp’s outstanding article on these chemicals that may alter metabolism…

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Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! Joyeuse Fête du Canada! http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/scent_free.html

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Madrid Minus Menaces

¡Bien hecho Madrid! Un paso en la dirección correcta. Well done Madrid! One step in the right direction. Madrid, primera gran ciudad europea en luchar contra los disruptores endocrinos El…

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Don’t Damage Dad

Well, the preposterous men’s cologne TV ads are in heavy rotation this week. Do your dear dad a solid and skip the petrochemically-perfumed presents. “It’s not just colognes that are…

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Forget Fabric Softeners

Via Healthy Child Healthy World, “There are more than 3,000 fragrance ingredients in common household products – and scarcely any way to know what they are. Your fabric softener may…

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Cuomo Makes ‘Em Show Mo’

♩ ♬Chemicals disclosed there will be disclosed everywhere! Big thanks to you, New York, New Yooooooork! ♪ ♫ “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a new initiative…

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For The Price Of Two Golfing Trips

The White House’s proposed budget cuts a $6 million endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) research program. Via SELF Magazine, “Some common EDCs are …phthalates (sometimes found in fragrances and personal care products)…Anytime…

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California Labels Cancer-Causer

Thank you, California! Coming soon to a warning label near you, “The state of California has finalized its decision designating glyphosate,..in…Roundup, as a known human carcinogen under the state’s Proposition…

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Poisoning Pruitt

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!! And, yes, chlorpyrifos also harms bees and other pollinators upon which we rely for food. E.P.A. Chief, Rejecting Agency’s Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide E.P.A. scientists had concluded…

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NYT’s Nicholas Nails It Again

Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times nails it again. “The larger question is why we allow the chemical industry — by spending $100,000 on lobbying per member of Congress…

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