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Dec 4 2014
A growing body of evidence found an array of flame-retardant chemicals – many which are carcinogenic – in test participants, a potential health concern for firefighters and others exposed to the chemicals. The most recent study on flame-retardant chemicals, released in October, found the flame-retardant chemical chlorinated Tris in the blood and urine of all but one of the 16 nonsmoking adults...
Dec 4 2014
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) face increasing scrutiny. Their growing popularity is resulting in more attention being paid to them. Often, the devices are promoted as safer and effective alternatives to ordinary cigarettes by the companies behind them – and people believe that narrative. A recent Japanese study, contrary to what promoters believe, found that e-cigarettes produce as many as...
Dec 4 2014
The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat. But after the playground was installed in 2009, some mothers became concerned about the springy black stuff beneath their children's feet. In addition to the new equipment, the playground was outfitted with the latest in...
Dec 4 2014
Date City Zip Code Time Mon, December 1 Hollywood 90027 8:30am-3:00pm Mon, December 1 Los Angeles 90022 9:00am-3:00pm Mon, December 1 West Covina 91790 9:00am-3:00pm Mon...
Nov 19 2014
Washing your hands with antibacterial soap may be dangerous, a new US study reveals. A chemical found in many liquid handwashes and other basic household products like shampoos and toothpaste has been linked to cancer. Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent of broad-spectrum and one of the most common additives used in a wide range of consumer products, from kitchenware to toys. Studies have also...

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