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Teflon Chemical Harmful at Smallest Doses
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Tiny Concentrations of Teflon Chemical Harmful to Public Health
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Mothers suffering from toxic chemical exposure more likely to have autistic and ADHD children, research suggests
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(NaturalNews) The modern world is a chemical minefield, and a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has found that chronic exposure to chemical pollutants can have a disastrous effect on the health of children. Mothers who are particularly sensitive... [...]
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Breast Cancer Fund website catalogs chemical, environmental causes of breast cancer
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(NaturalNews) According to the National Cancer Institute's annual statistics report, a woman born today has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. While it's noted that family history, having dense breasts, giving birth for the first time after the age of 30... [...]
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Watch Out for This Gender-Bending Plastic Chemical That Isn’t BPA
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Consumer plastics manufacturers began removing the chemical DEHP from their products about a decade ago, replacing the “probable human carcinogen” with DINP and DIDP, which were believed to be safer. New research shows, however, that the replacement chemicals sitting in for DEHP-free products may be just as dangerous as DEHP itself. [1] DEHP, or di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, is used in many products made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, including imitation leather, rainwear, footwear, upho [...]
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Conventional Wisdom Overlooks Links between Chemical Mixtures and Cancer
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Agent Orange chemical sprayed on GMO farms poisoned troops, US government admits
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(NaturalNews) Thousands of military veterans will soon divvy up a ten-year installment of about $47.5 million in disability benefits recently awarded by the federal government as compensation for harm caused by exposure to Monsanto's Agent Orange herbicide.As many as 2,100 Air... [...]
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Chemical food companies secretly funneling money to keep trans fats in U.S. food supply
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(NaturalNews) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has met fierce opposition from a conservative think tank group that is upset about the agency's recent decision to ban trans fats. The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) believes that the solution to trans fats... [...]
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Pope Francis slams GMO and chemical companies for destroying health and environment for profit
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(NaturalNews) A controversial new encyclical by Pope Francis set for release by the Vatican casts blame for worsening environmental damage on technology that is in common use today. In particular, the pontiff blames agricultural and fossil fuel technology for destroying ecosystems... [...]
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EPA to be Sued After Endangering Pollinators with New Chemical Cocktail
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Concerned citizens from environmental and food safety groups gave formal notice of intent to sue to the Environmental Protection Agency for approving a toxic new pesticide called bicyclopyrone (BCP). The EPA is accused of not considering the fatal consequences to befall endangered animals and plants, especially butterflies and bees responsible for pollinating our food, should BCP be used. The EPA approved BCP in a new super-toxic pesticide formula to be marketed as Acuron in April of this year, [...]
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Dow Crop Chemical Labeled "Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans"
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Chemical companies push for law to determine their own safety standards
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(NaturalNews) If ever there was an initiative steeped in bias and a deep disregard for a "best for everyone" approach, it's the one taking place among chemical giants such as Dow, DuPont, Honeywell and 3M. These companies, and the people who have ties with them, are actually attempting... [...]
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Organic industry in shock as Whole Foods pushes new rating system that promotes chemical agriculture as better than organic
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(NaturalNews) For some time, food chain Whole Foods Market and organic farmers have had a cooperative, mutual relationship. The retail grocer has enabled organic farmers to gain a sizable foothold in the food market at a time when Americans' passion for healthier alternatives to the... [...]
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Fungi pesticide offers non-toxic alternative to chemical pesticides
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(NaturalNews) A patent for a pesticide made from mushrooms was granted in 2006. This pesticide is safe, nontoxic and can control over two-hundred thousand types of insects. Fungi are known to cause insect diseases and the use of spores from fungi has been known for over 100 years... [...]
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Chemical Companies to Write Own Chemical Safety Standards
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With bill S.697, the chemical industry is about to be given free reign to write their own safety standards. Unless, they are willing to drink their own glyphosate to prove it is “completely safe” as one Patrick Moore recently refused to do, then it hardly makes sense for them to decide if their own products meet safety requirements for the public. Congress hasn’t passed a chemical control bill since 1976, with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). But this was even ‘broken from [...]
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These ‘Big 6′ Chemical Companies Now Make 50,000 Different Pesticides
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At what point can we start calling pesticide makers the true pests that need to be eradicated? At this point the number of pesticides in the world is beyond alarming; it’s (literally) sickening. In the UK, it has been estimated that enough pesticide is used to account for 420g for every woman, man, and child. In the US, the numbers are similar, if not even more extreme. Globally, there are now more than 50,000 different pesticides being manufactured with over 600 ‘active’ ingredients [...]
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Colombian president says he will ban glyphosate spraying on coca plants; deadly chemical is routinely sprayed on people's homes and families
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(NaturalNews) Taking a stance against drugs like cocaine is certainly a good thing, but doing it at the expense of the environment and other people's lives is devastating and unacceptable. However, that's exactly what is taking place in parts of Colombia, where aerial fumigations... [...]
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The chemical industry has been caught lying to the general public
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(NaturalNews) Pro-GMO activists would have us believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are 'perfectly safe'. They'll tell us that GMOs make agricultural practices more sustainable; increase crop yields, reduce the use of pesticides, provide more nutritious foods and (my... [...]
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Utah city orders citizens to avoid drinking water after chemical contamination; what will you do in a water emergency?
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(NaturalNews) Water emergencies appear to be occurring more often these days, leaving citizens scrambling to find safe drinking water when public supplies become contaminated.The latest case is still ongoing and concerns the public water supplies of Nibley City, Utah. On April... [...]
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New Bill Marks Disgraceful Setback In the Fight For Chemical Safety
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Food And Chemical Companies Spent $63.6 Million In 2014 To Defeat GMO Labeling
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Click image to get report. by Shannon Van Hoesen Environmental Working Group WASHINGTON – Food and biotechnology companies spent $63.6 million in 2014 alone to oppose mandatory labeling of genetically modified food ingredients, or GMOs, according to a new analysis by EWG. According to the report, industry lobbying expenditures to defeat labeling – reported on federal disclosure forms that listed GMO labeling as well as related policy issues – nearly tripled compared to 2013 as the i [...]
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Eight Steps to Real Chemical Reform
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Food and Chemical Companies Spent Big in 2014 to Defeat GMO Labeling
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Another American Water Emergency: Utah Municipal Water Supply Tainted by Chemical Spill
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In the past couple of years, it seems that one American city after another has faced a water disaster when municipal supplies have become tainted. West Virginia and Ohio both faced water emergencies in 2014. Now, the city of Nibley, Utah has issued an order to residents not to use the water from their taps due to a foul odor caused by contamination. Nibley City today issued an order directing its residents, businesses and other users of its culinary water system to not use water from the system [...]
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Army undersecretary apologizes to veterans harmed by chemical exposure in Iraq
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(NaturalNews) The New York Times ran an article on March 26, 2015 that exposed insufficient treatment of soldiers wounded by chemical agents as they were disarming chemical munitions in Iraq. The lack of treatment involved actual insufficient medical treatment and lack of recognition... [...]
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What Would It Take for the EPA to Test Every Major Chemical for Safety?
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How American Industry Skips Some Chemical Safety Checks
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Hormone Disrupting Chemical Banned in EU Found in 50 Top US Snacks
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A recent study by Harvard School of Public Health says a widely used chemical used in US food products causes fertility issues, yet it is still allowed to be used. While the US Food and Drug Administration declares this synthetic food additive is “generally recognized as safe, or GRAS,” the European Union’s food regulators outlawed it ever since scientists found it lowered sperm counts in rats. If lowered sperm count and reduced fertility through hormonal disruption isn’t exactly what [...]
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