Eating one meal of sport fish or game will likely not make people sick. However, consuming game and fish not sold in markets may have long-term health effects. So should those who enjoy sport fishing worry about toxic chemicals?
A new study from Rutgers University found that PCBs, a notoriously toxic chemical, banned in the 1970s, are ending up in the color yellow, used for clothing and paint. Researcher Lisa Rodunberg from Rutgers University wrote about “TSCA’s dirty loophole” on our blog, where she described how PCB’s were ending up in paints and dyes […]
Regular readers of this blog are already outraged that chemical companies can dream up new chemicals and market them to Americans without first making sure that they are safe. What’s even more disturbing is that our current laws can’t even get rid of chemicals that we know are toxic, even long after they have been […]
Exposure to PCBs in Schools can Impact Your Child’s Ability to Learn By Lois Gibbs, Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice Was your child’s school built before 1979? It’s worth it to take a moment and find out! If so, a group of chemicals called PCBs may be lurking in the […]
Dr. Leonard Weather Jr., R.Ph., M.D. is the 111TH President of the National Medical Association. The National Medical Association is dedicated to reducing and eliminating disparities in health and improving the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities. As the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in […]
Autism is a complex developmental disorder that appears in the first three years of life. It affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It is a spectrum disorder, so it affects individuals in a variety of ways. You may see a person with autism who is unable to speak, intellectually disabled, rocking […]
Listen to the June 7, 2011 teleconference: Autism and Toxic Chemical Exposure: What is the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/audio/autism_teleconference_7june11.mp3 Almost 1% of 8-year-old children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, a 10-fold increase over just a 15-year period. About 30% of this dramatic rise in autism cannot be explained by changes in the age of diagnosis and […]
A new study from researchers at the University of California –San Francisco found for the first time that virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products, such as non-stick cookware, food and beverage cans, and personal care products. Lead author Tracey Woodruff, PhD, […]
There is evidence that industrial pollutants are contributing to America’s obesity epidemic. While personal responsibility is important, we need to address other underlying issues that contribute to the problem.
One of the least-known casualties of the recent East Coast Snowmaggedon was a cancelled Congressional hearing called by Congressman Bobby Rush to focus on Persistent, Bioaccumulative Toxins (or PBTs). We hope it’s rescheduled soon because, for those advocating for chemical policy reform, PBTs are the equivalent of the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Congress is expected to introduce […]