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Can Low Doses of Chemicals Affect Your Health? A New Report Weighs the Evidence

By Rachel Shaffer, University of Washington Toxicology’s founding father, Paracelsus, is famous for proclaiming that “the dose makes the poison.” This phrase represents a pillar of traditional toxicology: Essentially, chemicals are harmful only at high enough doses. But increasing evidence suggests that even low levels of “endocrine disrupting chemicals” can interfere with hormonal signals in…

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Chemical Assaults And Redefining Child Abuse

  By Catherine J. Frompovich Recently, the ‘City Fathers’ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to radio news reports, are going after chemically-flavored tobacco products, which are marketed and positioned in convenience stores so as to attract youngsters who are smoking them.  KYW radio reports claimed Philly’s mayor, Jim Kenney [D], successfully launched the “soda tax” and…

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Monsanto’s Dirty Links With Government Over Deadly White Phosphorus Manufacturing

By Kurtis Bright Monsanto in Bed With the Pentagon: White Phosphorus Manufacturing Affords Agrichem Giant Special Protections The stockholders of the ongoing immoral, destructive and criminal enterprise that is the Monsanto corporation have yet another reason to be ashamed: war crimes. The company is of course well-known for its ugly lawsuits against indigent farmers over…

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Wikileaks Uncovers “Bill Clinton Inc”: Laundering Millions, From BPA Producing DOW Chemical & More

By Cassius Kamarampi (Era of Wisdom) DOW Chemical is the largest chemical corporation in the US, second behind BASF in the world. They produce toxic Bisphenol A (BPA), several plastics, pesticides, and more. Wikileaks just uncovered a Clinton money laundering operation, called “Clinton Inc.” We’ve known they launder money and engage in criminal activity for years,…

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The Effects of Fragranced Products Upon Consumers

By Catherine J Frompovich One of the academic professionals in my vast network includes Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, Chair of Sustainable Cities, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia, who just published the research paper, “Fragranced consumer products: exposures and effects from emissions,”  October 7, 2016.  Dr Steinemann was kind enough…

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Could U.S. Train System Be the Next Environmental, Health Time Bomb?

By Brandon Turbeville In early May 2016, a CSX derailed in Washington, D.C. spilling ethanol and large amounts of sodium hydroxide next to the Rhode Island Avenue metro station. nearly 8,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide, a highly caustic chemical that is used for dissolving a number of substances including flesh and bone as well as…

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‘Hormone-Assaulting’ Toxic Chemicals More Pervasive Than Ever: Report

By Andrea Germanos Toxic Phthalates Are Everywhere: Report Reveals Ubiquity of ‘Hormone-Assaulting Chemicals’ A new report puts the spotlight on the widespread use of toxic chemicals known as phthalates, finding them in products from paints to shoelaces to greeting cards. The report, What Stinks? Toxic Phthalates in Your Home (pdf), used data submitted to the Maine…

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Sealcoat on Driveways More Toxic Than Thought

By Catherine J Frompovich Before you resurface and freshen up the macadam on the driveway to your house using coal-tar based sealcoats, you had better take note of new research that found those sealcoats are more toxic than anyone ever thought before now. According to research done at Oregon State University, “sealcoats are polycyclic aromatic…

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Phthalates and Other Chemical Exposure Can Cause Obesity

Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds Athens, Ga. – Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap to nail polish–they give plastic its…

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