Tag: Precautionary Principle

Moving to Safety First, for Our Children’s Health

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Crossposted from Huffington Post When is a flame retardant not a flame retardant? When it is no more effective in retarding flames than, well, nothing. Since fire safety experts and government studies say that chemical flame retardants as they are used in many products are not effective, maybe we should stop calling them flame retardants. Recently nonprofits from seven…

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We are the Guinea Pigs for the Health Effects of Cell Phone Use

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The presence of cell phones in most parts of the world is undeniably ubiquitous—so it’s not surprising that many people (and news outlets) have chosen to ignore the studies that have been emerging over the last several years about cell phone radiation and its possible links to cancer.   But the public can’t ignore the…

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