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Scrap Proposition 65, California's Unscientific Chemical Safety Law

California may soon list glyphosate, the active ingredient used to make Roundup weed killer, as a carcinogen under the state’s so-called …

Agriculture

Where is Our Money Going?

We’ve expressed frustration for the methods used by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to determine what exactly causes cancer …

Freedom of Information

Salad: The Silent Killer?

That’s it, folks. There’s nothing left to eat. With news this week that salad may be hazardous to your health, it’s clear we all need to stop eating …

Nutrition

Endangered Species Bee Listing Could Harm Bees, Butterflies, other Pollinators

If you care about the survival of bees and other pollinators in the United States, you should be concerned about yesterday’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

Obama’s last-ditch regulatory mischief

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>As time ticks down on the Obama administration, its appointees and minions in federal agencies across America are scrambling to …

The 'Fake News' Problem: Health and Safety Edition

The moniker “fake news” may have entered the mainstream lexicon in 2016, but phony and misleading news stories have always been a problem—and it’s a …

The Risk-Monger’s Top 10 Worst Moments of 2016: The Year of Stupid!

2016 was a very good year! In most countries, public health and nutrition levels were improving, cancer survival rates went up, strong agricultural …

Rachel Carson's 'Heedless And Destructive Acts'

Environmental activists gathered last month in Washington DC to celebrate the legacy of the late author Rachel Carson, who gained fame for her book, “Silent Spring.” They’d have done better to pick up trash at a local park.<p>As the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Dr. Angela Logomasini …

Women in Science

Miller: Over-regulating things like asbestos is counter productive

Several years ago I participated in a colloquium whose title was something like “Advancing Technology: Thinking Outside the Box.” The presentations …

Regulation

Congress Should Target Unaccountable EPA Programs

The newly elected congressional majority should be ready and willing to help implement President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to tackle onerous …

EWG Cries Racial Injustice Over Product Safety

Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) once again stoked the flames of fear with pseudoscience.<p>The group’s latest update to its Skin Deep …

How Can Pesticides Be Safe?

Stupid Spelt Backwards: Acrylamide

See the French translationIn the early 2000s, when risk issues were popping up like poison mushrooms, the Swedish regulators decided to raise alarm …

Food Safety

The Worst Websites for Science in 2016

Two weeks ago, we revealed our picks for the top science websites of 2016. Whether you seek quality coverage of the latest discoveries, have …

Should Pregnant Women Be Concerned About BPA?

A recent study from French government researchers reported new results on the exposure of pregnant women to more than 100 substances that might be a …

Chemicals

Trump Could Fight Zika with Regulatory Reform

Posted: Nov 16, 2016 11:54 AM<p>President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he will focus on reversing an expanding federal regulatory burden. As …

Viruses

Do You Really Need To Worry About Pesticide Residues On Your Food?

Some of the healthy fruits and vegetable we can enjoy (Image from Wikimedia)<b>EPA Risk Assessments</b>Some safe, delicious apples ready for harvest in …

Six Products Battling Misinformation

Earlier this month, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families warned against Six Products to Avoid Whenever Possible. Despite admonishing “scare-tactic click …

This Much Will Kill You

The video below by Asap SCIENCE breaks down something we’ve been saying for a while: Dose makes the poison.<p>TV doctors and online health gurus often …

TV

New Research Brief: 5 Things to Know About Titanium Dioxide

After hearing that the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses) recently proposed classifying titanium …

Science

Activists Wage War on Women's Personal Care Choices

Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum & Competitive Enterprise Institute<p>This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.<p>I suspect most women would agree …

Plastic

Joseph Perrone, Sc.D | The Huffington Post

‘Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals’ Are Not A Global Health Scourge

Yesterday, the Drudge Report featured an alarming story about endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are in nearly every product we use. Yahoo News’ …

Chemicals

Why Did the EPA Delay Its Glyphosate Safety Report? | American Council on Science and Health

The Environmental Protection Agency is punting a final decision on the safety of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to the next …

The European Food Safety Authority has looked again… and confirms: no need to change the safety threshold for BPA - BPA Coalition

<i>“Saying something, is one thing; proving it is another”</i><p>The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently conducted a review of two studies on BPA, …

BPA-Free, With Regrets

Not that many years ago, many reusable food and beverage containers on the market worldwide were made from polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate, …

Food Safety

HuffPost’s Chemophobia

It seems Huffington Post needs a fact checker. The outlet recently published an article painting the decision between beauty and safety as one where …