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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...

5 Ways to Lower Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Reduce Toxic Chemical Exposure

5 Ways to Lower Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Washing your hands is considered one of the most effective ways to stay healthy and prevent the spread of common diseases. But if your soap, like many personal care products on the market, contains hazardous chemicals, simple actions like getting clean may cause harm over time.

Why Do Personal Care Products Contain Harmful Chemicals?

Some of the chemicals to look out for have...

Freshwater Fish “Forever Chemicals” Contamination

Freshwater Fish Contamination

Freshwater Fish “Forever Chemicals” Contamination

Freshwater fish is significantly more contaminated than seafood, according to a recent study conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that focuses on research and advocacy in regard to toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate accountability.

Consuming one serving of freshwater fish is equivalent to drinking water laced with 48 parts...

Workers exposed to toxic chemicals at Boeing facility seek justice

Boeing Chemical Exposure

Workers exposed to toxic chemicals at Boeing facility seek justice

A former Boeing security guard who claimed she has suffered lasting health issues from exposure to chemical sprays on the job will receive an undisclosed monetary settlement with Boeing and the plaintiff’s former employer, the security company Allied Universal.

In November 2019, Holly Hawthorne worked security at Boeing’s Everett Campus, where employees used aerosolized chemical...

Blood Samples in German Bunker Provide A Record of Toxic Chemical Exposure

German Toxic Exposure

Blood Samples in German Bunker Provide A Record of Toxic Chemical Exposure

The German Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) outside Münster, Germany, overseen by the German Environment Agency, is “an archive for samples that can be used to document and assess the quality of the environment . . . and are collected regularly, to be able to monitor changes of pollution over the course of time.”

Dominik Lermen, a scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for...

The Great Smog of Donora – The Beginning of Clean Air

The Great Smog of Donora

The Great Smog of Donora – The Beginning of Clean Air

The 20 Dead and Thousands Left Sick by the 1948 Great Smog of Donora were the Spark to Ignite the Clean Air Movement and Corporate Responsibility

In 1948, in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania, the last week of October could have been the scene of a horror movie. A dark, thick fog descended on the city and remained there for five days. By the time it finally vanished, 20 people were...

Remembering Cesar Chavez and his Wrath of Grapes Speech

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Remembering Cesar Chavez and his Wrath of Grapes Speech

Cesar Chavez captured the public eye in the late 1960s. Born in Arizona at the beginning of the Great Depression, Chavez and his family moved to California after losing their farm when he was 10 years old. The Chavez family got by as seasonal migrant farm workers witnessing firsthand the injustices of life in the agricultural business, or “agribusiness” as Chavez called it. Combining a...

Chemical Contaminates Corpus Christi Drinking Water

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Chemical Contaminates Corpus Christi Drinking Water

Residents of Corpus Christi, TX, have had a rough couple of days this December as they were urged by the city to stay away from the tap water due to possible contamination. While, according to CNN, this warning was originally sent out in an “abundance of caution” it has now been confirmed that the water was indeed compromised.

CNN has also reported that the chemical has been...

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