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Groups praise law banning flame retardants in furniture - New Haven Register

Fri, 2017-08-04 22:44

Groups praise law banning flame retardants in furniture
New Haven Register
Paul LePage's veto of a law supporters say will reduce firefighters' exposure to carcinogens. Starting in 2019, Maine will prohibit the sale of new upholstered furniture made with materials that contain more than 1 percent of a flame-retardant chemical.

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Monsanto slams law firm's document dump in cancer case - St. Louis Business Journal

Fri, 2017-08-04 15:43

St. Louis Business Journal

Monsanto slams law firm's document dump in cancer case
St. Louis Business Journal
The issue received renewed, and fervent, attention after the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an agency within the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen in a 2015 report. Monsanto asserts that the IARC ...

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Despite contaminants, Memphis water fares well in comparisons with other cities - The Commercial Appeal

Fri, 2017-08-04 10:04

The Commercial Appeal

Despite contaminants, Memphis water fares well in comparisons with other cities
The Commercial Appeal
For carcinogens in drinking water, the goal levels are based on a 1 in 1 million lifetime cancer risk, meaning that if 1 million people drank the water for 70 years, the contaminant would cause one excess case of cancer. Federal drinking-water ...

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Morinaga Nutritional Foods gets self-affirmed GRAS for Aloe vera gel - FoodNavigator-USA.com

Fri, 2017-08-04 08:49

FoodNavigator-USA.com

Morinaga Nutritional Foods gets self-affirmed GRAS for Aloe vera gel
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Aloe vera is an increasingly common ingredient in packaged food and beverage products, but self-affirmed GRAS for a specific aloe vera gel was still necessary ...

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SCRS panel offers tips for keeping welders, others in shop safe - Repairer Driven News (press release) (blog)

Thu, 2017-08-03 14:04

Repairer Driven News (press release) (blog)

SCRS panel offers tips for keeping welders, others in shop safe
Repairer Driven News (press release) (blog)
“Your eyes are the critical point of absorbing this carcinogens from the smoke,” Gruskos said. Government agencies and scientific research indicate eye issues can arise related to welding fumes, suggesting a need for the fume extractors he and Bradshaw ...

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Water pipe repair method not as safe as previously thought, researchers say - Safety+Health magazine

Wed, 2017-08-02 13:13

Safety+Health magazine

Water pipe repair method not as safe as previously thought, researchers say
Safety+Health magazine
Tests determined that chemical plumes once considered to be steam actually contained organic vapors and compounds – some of them known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. The results contradict longstanding assumptions about the technology's ...

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EPA Water Official Resigns; US Drinking Water Safety Concerns - EDM Digest

Wed, 2017-08-02 11:04

EDM Digest

EPA Water Official Resigns; US Drinking Water Safety Concerns
EDM Digest
... health and the environment, released a national guide to safe drinking water based on EPA testing. Consumers can learn if their local drinking water contains dangerous levels of lead and other carcinogens by accessing the site and entering their ...

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Is Lunch Meat Safe For Kids To Eat? Science Explains - Romper

Tue, 2017-08-01 16:01

Romper

Is Lunch Meat Safe For Kids To Eat? Science Explains
Romper
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), processed meat, including salami, pastrami, hot dogs, and bologna, are carcinogens which are on par with smoking. They often contain something called nitrates or nitrites which are proven carcinogens, ...

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Round up your weeds with vinegar, not glyphosate - The Durango Herald

Mon, 2017-07-31 15:42

Round up your weeds with vinegar, not glyphosate
The Durango Herald
In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. In the IARC's five-level classification scheme, “probable” is one notch down from the top level ...

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California Adds Glyphosate to List of Known Carcinogens - Rincon Hill News

Mon, 2017-07-31 08:58

Rincon Hill News

California Adds Glyphosate to List of Known Carcinogens
Rincon Hill News
Glyphosate is an herbicide and is the active ingredient in the popular Monsanto brand weed killer, Roundup. While the chemical has earned a reputation for its efficacy in the field, literally, it has also garnered much concern, lately, as a potential ...

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Trump Wants the EPA Radon Program Cut. So Do Some Scientists ... - WIRED

Mon, 2017-07-31 05:00

WIRED

Trump Wants the EPA Radon Program Cut. So Do Some Scientists ...
WIRED
Woe be to the Environmental Protection Agency. If President Trump gets his way, the federal agency will lose 31 percent of its annual budget—about $3 billion.

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Philip S. Wenz: Roundup your weeds with vinegar, not glyphosate ... - Corvallis Gazette Times

Sun, 2017-07-30 08:21

Corvallis Gazette Times

Philip S. Wenz: Roundup your weeds with vinegar, not glyphosate ...
Corvallis Gazette Times
Meanwhile, back in your backyard, the glyphosate saga continues. You remember glyphosate, right? It's the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, ...

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