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Posts Tagged ‘health risks’

Makeup Products Made for Children Contain Asbestos

Asbestos in Children's Makeup

Makeup Products Made for Children Contain Asbestos

Playing with toy makeup can expose children to dangerous carcinogens like asbestos, according to tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the use of health-threatening chemicals in the environment.

Asbestos Found in Talc-Based Children’s Makeup 

“It seems every time someone tests talc-based toys for the deadly...

Poor, Minority Communities Bear Brunt of ‘Cancer Alley’ Exposure

Louisiana's Cancer Alley

Poor, Minority Communities Bear Brunt of ‘Cancer Alley’ Exposure

Much has been written about Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, a region comprising more than 100 miles along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. This stretch of land is home to many manufacturing plants and is known for high levels of air pollution. As a result of that pollution, it is also known for higher-than-normal rates of cancer, respiratory diseases and birth defects. Recent...

Microplastics Found Deep in Living Bodies — But A New Plan Could Stop It

Microplastics Threat

Microplastics Found Deep in Living Bodies — But A New Plan Could Stop It

Many consumers are concerned about how pervasive plastic is in our environment. And health officials around the world say these concerns are warranted. Plastics and the chemicals used to create them have been linked with disruption of the endocrine system, reductions in immunity, and organ damage.

The lead author of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, Philip Landrigan, said,...

For embattled Boeing doctor’s family, a posthumous vindication

Boeing Doctor Warnings

For embattled Boeing doctor’s family, a posthumous vindication

Two years after his death, the adult children of Dr. Barry Dunphy have renewed respect for their father, whose warnings as Boeing’s top doctor to company leadership about the life-altering impact of dangerous chemical exposure to employees went unheeded.

The Everett (Washington) Herald published a story that investigated Boeing and Dunphy’s early secret reports that thousands of...

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