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Study Finds Perflourinated substances in Fast Food Wrappers

Study Finds Perflourinated substances in Fast Food Wrappers

Chemicals were Present in about Half of the Study Samples

Health.com reports that the Silent Spring Institute, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and the Green Science Policy Institute have joined researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to analyze more than 400 wrappers and containers from 27 fast-food chains throughout the country. About half the wrappers tested contained flourine, a marker for fluoridated compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).
Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1397)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Sixty-Day Notice Filed Over PCB Levels in Farmed Salmon

The Environmental Working Group and the Center for Environmental Health have filed a 60-day notice of their intent to file suit under Proposition 65 over PCB levels in farmed salmon. The two environmental groups argue that recent studies have found excessive levels of the Proposition 65 listed carcinogen in farmed fish sold in supermarkets. 

The notice was sent to 50 producers of farmed salmon and retailers who sell the fish. Farmed salmon producers targeted include those based in Canada and Europe; such as Marine Harvest, Panfish, Stolt Sea Farm, Heritage and Mainstream. Retailers targeted include Safeway, Kroger, Albertson’s, and Costco. The notice alleges that the producers and retailers have introduced fish containing PCBs into California unaccompanied by the required Proposition 65 warning.
Saturday, February 14, 2004/Author: Roger Pearson/Number of views (856)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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