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Democrats Demand Hearing on TSCA Implementation

  All 10 Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment wrote to Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today renewing a request for the Chairmen to schedule a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century …

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European Scientists Create Hazardous Plastic Packaging Database

European scientists have reported in that a collaboration of academic scientists in Europe and the US and seven NGOs have worked together to identify the hazardous chemicals that are likely found in plastic packaging. The grant that funded the study was from MAVA Foundation, a charitable organization based in Switzerland.   The collaboration’s outcome is the Chemicals …

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This Australian bee May hold the key to reducing hazardous plastics waste

By Ella Imms Sydney Morning Herald   Humble Bee, a biotech startup company founded in New Zealand, may be on their way to reducing the use of plastics in a major way. How? By reverse-engineering the nesting material of the Australian masked bee. Founder of Humble Bee, Veronica Harwood-Stevenson, began research into this solitary bee’s …

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Carcinogen Identification Committee Has Released Hazard Identification Documents for two Carcinogen Candidates

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today released hazard identification documents for two chemical compounds under consideration for listing under Proposition 65. The chemicals are gentian violet and N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine. gentian violet is also known as crystal violet, an antifungal compound, and dye. N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine is a chemical intermediate used as an explosive in ejector …

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Monsanto Rocked with $289 Million Jury Verdict in Roundup Case

Jurors in a high stakes San Francisco Superior Court case unanimously found that RoundUp herbicides manufactured and sold by the Corporation formerly known as Monsanto caused 46-year-old former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson to contract a terminal form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson testified that Monsanto should not have let him use the herbicide …

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OEHHA has proposed a Safe Harbor Level for Metham Sodium

OEHHA Establishes MADL for Metham Sodium

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it has established a Proposition 65 Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) for exposure to metham sodium of 290 micrograms per day by amending Section 25805(b) of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations. OEHHA reviewed the studies that provide information on the developmental toxicity of …

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  The Coffee roasting defendants in the Starbucks trial have filed a motion to stay the action following a proposal by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)  that would essentially exempt coffee products from Proposition 65 warnings. Los Angeles  Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle recently issued an order in CERT v. Toxics v. Starbucks  setting a hearing date on the coffee roaster defendants’ request …

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Meet the woman who’s making consumer boycotts great again

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New campaign wants you to raise funds for abuse victims by ditching the razor

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Another Chapter in the Monsanto Roundup Controversy Begins Next Month in a San Francisco Superior Court

  . Monsanto faces allegations that the company has been long aware that its Round Up glyphosate-based products cause cancer. DeWayne Johnson, 46, a former groundskeeper husband and father of three in California, who initiated the lawsuit hopes to live long enough to prevail in the action, because his doctors say he may only have …

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