DowDupont

Thailand wants to ban these three pesticides. The US government says no

 “In the United States, pesticide residues are so common in domestic food supplies that a Food and Drug Administration report issued in September found more than 84% of domestic fruits, 53% of vegetables, and 42% of grains sold to consumers carried pesticide residues. It’s certainly not surprising that the Trump administration is working to protect […]

Thailand wants to ban these three pesticides. The US government says no Read More »

German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies | Common Dreams News

“The chemical is dangerous for the reproductive system and is toxic to the liver. While a global ban of perfluorooctanoic acid is to take effect in 2020, a group of international NGOs has criticized the EU for requiring an exemption for medical textiles from a global ban on the use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) agreed at the

German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies | Common Dreams News Read More »

‘Almost every household has someone that has died from cancer’ | US news | The Guardian

“DuPont was there for 47 years unchecked,” says John Cummings, a veteran Louisiana trial lawyer leading the legal action. “These people were dying of cancer, children were going to schools and had to breathe this chloroprene gas daily. Nobody cared. And that’s why we’re taking action.” ‘Almost every household has someone that has died from

‘Almost every household has someone that has died from cancer’ | US news | The Guardian Read More »

New Jersey Is Making Companies Pay for Toxic Contamination — Shining a New Light on a Little-Known Offender

New Jersey Is Making Companies Pay for Toxic Contamination — Shining a New Light on a Little-Known Offender Sharon Lerner March 27 2019, 4:30 a.m. New Jersey laid financial responsibility for dealing with PFAS contamination squarely at the feet of the chemical companies responsible for it. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection issued a directive on

New Jersey Is Making Companies Pay for Toxic Contamination — Shining a New Light on a Little-Known Offender Read More »

Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe

The EPA is so confident that traces of pesticides in food are safe that the agency has granted multiple chemical company requests for increases in the allowed tolerances, effectively providing a legal basis for higher levels of pesticide residues to be allowed in American food. Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be

Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe Read More »

Dismissing science has put these California workers at risk – Las Vegas Sun News

Excerpt: A Regulation Undone: Chlorpyrifos THE REGULATION: Chlorpyrifos, developed as a nerve agent, has been in use as a broad-spectrum pesticide since 1965 despite growing evidence of its harmful effects, especially in children and pregnant women. Most residential uses ended in 2001. The EPA moved to ban it for agricultural purposes, with a March 2017

Dismissing science has put these California workers at risk – Las Vegas Sun News Read More »