Chemicals and Environment

Maine’s Dept. of Environmental Protection likely to “regulate” phthalates

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Maine’s “toxic chemicals” likely to expand, based on science-free “consumer concerns”: hyper-precaution as usual. This goes way past even the hyper-precautionary federal Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

A voice of sound science backing the safety of BPA

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Earlier this month, Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts introduced a bill that would ban BPA from food and beverage containers cleverly titled the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014. Continue reading

CO Court upholds sound science, overturning Longmont’s fracking ban

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A Colorado court this past week declared that state law is responsible for regulating the oil and gas industry, including the technology of hydraulic fracturing of shale Continue reading

Health News Update: July 28, 2014

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Catch the latest news on Ground Zero cancer reports, Kennedy’s new anti-vaccine propaganda, and which state jumped on the GMO labeling bandwagon.

Another scare story about deadly WTC-dust and cancer

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The headline blares, “2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer.” Such alarmist headlines serve neither medicine nor journalism, but do get your attention, which seems to be the goal. Continue reading

“The Buzz About a Bee-pocalyse Is a Honey Trap”

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ACSH friend and former trustee, Dr. Henry Miller of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, has another of his typically-erudite and incisive op-eds, this one in today’s Continue reading

Lessons learned about the foolishness of rejecting mosquito eradication programs? Maybe — or not.

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Our regular readers will be forgiven if they are stricken with a case of deja vu right now.

Over the past year, ACSH has weighed in often (and in no uncertain terms) about the foolishness of rejecting mosquito eradication programs in populated areas. Continue reading

Are Healthy Buildings Built On Lies?

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Dr. Josh Bloom on Science 2.0, July 14, 2014.

The fad du jour (and I defy you to find a non-du jour day) is something that sounds like an absolute win-win. It has all the correct buzzwords—green, sustainable, environmentally friendly, endocrine disruptors, bioaccumulation. And many more. Today it’s buildings…[Read more.] Continue reading

Fewer bees or just more Bee-S?

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In today’s New York Times, Mark Winston writes a heart-wrenching column about a problem that will sooner or later come back to sting all of us in a big way—massive die-offs of bees. Continue reading

Health News Update: July 14, 2014

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Catch the latest health news: good news on childhood obesity, non-surprising organic crop study, and why the papaya industry is making news again




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