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Apr 7 2015
Enviros thought this senator was on their side. Now they accuse him of shilling for the chemical industry. A lot of environmentalists are mad at Tom Udall. And they're surprised about this. The Democratic senator from New Mexico has a long and distinguished record as an environmentalist, and two weeks ago he introduced legislation to reform the testing and regulation of chemicals. But his former...
Apr 7 2015
Some challenges are worth taking on more than once. That's what Arlene Blum decided after realizing her work to reduce toxic chemicals in the home was in jeopardy. Arlene Blum took 20 years to write her memoir, Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life. This isn’t surprising, considering her life has taken shape as a constant and gradual learning process, with very few resting moments. As a young scientist...
Apr 7 2015
f you eat meat in any country in the European Union, or even in China or Russia, you don’t have to worry about getting a dash of ractopamine with your pork or beef. All these nations ban the use of the growth-promoting drug. But if you eat meat in the United States, buyer beware. Ractopamine may be unsafe for you. The drug is certainly unsafe for pigs and other farm animals dosed with it. It has...
Apr 6 2015
If you're eating a healthy diet, you shouldn't need all those bottles of vitamins The supplement chain GNC announced on Monday that it plans to overhaul its quality control systems with new high-tech testing. The move comes after an investigation by the New York Attorney General that revealed the quality of supplements is highly variable, and many pills do not contain the ingredients they say...
Apr 6 2015
A Delaware family of four was seriously sickened after they were accidentally poisoned by exterminators using a banned pesticide at a luxury resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Wilmington News Journal said the two boys are still in a coma two weeks after being stricken. The newspaper said their father has has regained consciousness, while their mother was...

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