Tag: chemical

The Good and Bad News About BPA

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The toxic plastics chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) has recently been in the news again. For CEH, BPA exemplifies many of the more problematic aspects of our country’s approach to harmful chemicals in everyday products, and a look at the history and science around BPA is instructive for all who are working to end toxic health…

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CA Recognizes Cancer-Causing Chemical Used in Shampoos

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California keeps a list of chemicals known to cause cancer and/or reproductive health problems. State scientists update the list as new studies emerge on chemicals, often chemicals found in common household products. Last week, California officially identified a chemical known as cocamide DEA as a cancer-causing chemical. What’s cocamide DEA? It sounds like coconut, right?…

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For Corporate Polluters’ Front Groups, Every Day is Defraud the Earth Day

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If you heard of a great, health-protective advocacy group called Citizens for Fire Safety (CFFS), you might want to learn more before joining their efforts to protect children from fire hazards. So it might really annoy, disappoint, even enrage you to learn that they don’t really represent citizens. And that they don’t really care about…

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