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Consumers exposed to toxic chemicals in everyday products

Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Consumers exposed to toxic chemicals in everyday products

Many common consumer products, including nail polish, dish soap and shampoo, contain dangerous chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive or developmental problems, according to a new study.

Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the research found more than 100 types of products used for personal care and cleaning that contain at least one harmful chemical. Many...

Toxic Exposure Part of Life for Residents Near Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposure near Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposure Part of Life for Residents Near Chemical Plants

Across the country, communities located near manufacturing and industrial sites face elevated risks of toxic exposure, putting nearby residents in greater danger for developing cancer and other serious health complications. Recent assessments by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and city officials in Houston confirm that families living near chemical plants in a Houston-area suburb are...

Fears Confirmed: Life Near Chemical Plants is Dangerous

Chemical Plant Dangers

Fears Confirmed: Life Near Chemical Plants is Dangerous

Life near industrial manufacturing facilities is dangerous to your health. Recent studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the city of Houston and others confirm that residents near chemical plants are at higher risk of developing leukemia and other cancers.

Toxic Releases a Regular Occurrence

Records examined by the New York Times show that toxic releases occur...

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Twelve congressional members have asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to conduct an investigation concerning the laparoscopic power morcellator — a device used in gynecologic surgeries that can spread undetected cancer cells throughout the body. A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the GAO, criticizing the Food & Drug Administration for being lax in its decision...

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