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Dollar Store Products Contain Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals, Report Says

A new analysis of products purchased at dollar stores around the country show that most included significant amounts of at least one hazardous …

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Toxic Chemical BPA Under Attack, But Alternatives May Not Be Safer, Experts Say

As evidence mounts of the dangers of bisphenol-A, there is a rising urgency to purge the common chemical from consumer products.<p>Several states have imposed bans on the use of BPA in baby bottles, and many companies have voluntarily substituted alternatives for the petroleum-based plasticizer, which …

Lead Paint, Other Toxic Products Banned In U.S. Still Exported To Unsuspecting Customers Abroad

Not until Perry Gottesfeld pulled up to the front gates of Seigneurie in Cameroon did he realize the African country's leading paint manufacturer was owned by a U.S.-based corporation.<p>"A big sign read PPG," Gottesfeld, executive director of the nonprofit Occupational Knowledge International, …

Toxic Leak Taints North Carolina Coal Plants, And Regulators

A broken pipe funneled 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina earlier this month, turning it gray. The pipe has been plugged, but the spill has reignited a fight over storage of coal ash, and scrutiny of the state regulators responsible for monitoring it.<p>The U.S. Justice …

Toxic Chemical Dioxane Detected In More Water Supplies

West Virginia's drinking water crisis earlier this year highlighted an unsettling truth about tap water: Treatment plants test for only a fraction of the chemicals in use.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Earlier this year, a chemical spill in West Virginia forced officials to put a ban on drinking …

Oil-chewing bacteria may be the future for quickly cleaning toxic oil spills

When the Deepwater Horizon disaster happened in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, oil gushed into the ocean for nearly three months. To get rid of the oil, crews sprayed huge amounts of toxic chemicals called dispersants into the water.<p>Dispersants break down oil into smaller droplets that can more …

Atkins Ciwem environmental film of the year 2014: the toxic price of leather - video

Sushil Manjhi was crab fishing with children in stream in Sundarbans national park when tiger leapt aboard, son says<p>Published: 27 Jun 2014<p>Herder Meera Bhen, from the Kutch region, is making history throughout India, as her idea of marketing camels' milk takes off<p>Published: 24 Jun 2014<p><b>Mike Selvey:</b> …

It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Almost 80,000 chemicals are sold in the United States, and we are exposed to many of them on a daily basis. We know with alarming certainty that some of these cause cancer, but most remain unexamined and unregulated.<p>In its 2010 report, entitled, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do …

Toxic Chemicals Don't Belong in Feminine Products. Period.

<i>by guest blogger Erin Switalski, executive director of Women"s Voices for the Earth</i><p>I'm impressed to see all of these fun and empowering ads for tampons and pads lately. From Hello Flo's viral First Moon Party to P&G's tear-jerking Like a Girl, these videos are giving the subject of menstruation a …

Do you know how many toxic chemicals are in your shampoo, your lipstick, your toothpaste?

We've been using cosmetics and personal-care products for thousands of years, from body paint to eye makeup, in nearly every single culture in the world. Egyptians first started using scented oils and ointments to clean and soften skin. They were also the first to use toxic chemicals in their …

Bhopal 30 Years On: Lessons From a Toxic Tragedy

I was in Bhopal, India 10 years after the 1984 disaster in which a now infamous Union Carbide pesticide plant released 27 tons of a toxic chemical into a crowded sleeping city, killing 8,000 people immediately and over 20,000 to date. It's hard to believe that today is the 30th anniversary of that …

Road Salt Contributes To Toxic Chemical Levels In Streams

This is the time of year when it's not uncommon to see big trucks barreling down highways and streets spreading road salt.<p>Steve Corsi, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, says that translates into high levels of chloride concentrations for rivers like the Milwaukee in Wisconsin or 18 …

State's toxic releases post 50% gain, EPA says

The amount of toxic chemicals released in California jumped 50% in 2013 over the year before because of a surge in disposal by the state's largest polluter, a hazardous-waste landfill in Kern County, according to data from the<p>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.<p>Clean Harbors Inc.'s Buttonwillow …