The FDA first proposed a rule that would have removed triclosan and triclocarban from soaps in 1978. Until this rule is finalized, these chemicals can be widely used with no regulatory oversight.
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I continue today with Part 2 of my Q&A about oil spill health concerns with a look at different groups of people who are at a particular risk to healt...
Scientific studies have shown that soaps with Triclosan or Triclocarban are not any more effective at preventing disease than regular soap, but they are more harmful to the humans who use them.
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Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will initiate a review of the health and environmental effects of atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.
New York City has approved 1,000 new mobile food carts for neighborhoods in the five boroughs that have long been isolated from traditional supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers' markets.
While the industry has characterized the campaign to eliminate BPA as "lies," they have resorted to the failed tactics of the tobacco industry by putting profits before protecting the public's health.
Phthalates (pronounced thal-ates) are chemicals used in many common consumer products, including as softeners of plastic children's toys -- like a rubber ducky.
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