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Toxic sofas – the link with thyroid cancer

US scientists have discovered a link between the flame retardants used in furniture and a rise in the most common type of thyroid cancer.

11 April, 2017

Flame retardants affect social behavior in young children

Chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have harmful developmental consequences for young children.

15 March, 2017

Hawaii seeks to ban oxybenzone sunscreening chemical

Legislators in Hawaii are seeking to ban the sunscreening chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate due to scientific evidence of harm these chemicals cause to the natural environment.

27 February, 2017

Toxic chemicals found in food wrapping

New research shows that the paper and cardboard packaging used for fast food is made with chemicals, similar to Teflon, that leech not food and are linked with multiple health problems.

9 February, 2017

Water pollution from fragrance chemicals

What happens to all those highly-fragranced products we use every day, when we wash them down the plug-hole?

6 September, 2016

US EPA still ignoring the problem of ‘chemical cocktails’

Campaigners say regulators need to research the toxicity of synergistic chemical combinations more rigorously and proactively.

26 July, 2016

Common chemicals damage child brain development

Scientists and health advocates have joined together to warn that poorly regulated industrial chemicals threaten the normal brain development of our children.

4 July, 2016

EU keeps glyphosate on the market for another 18 months

It’s license was due to run out this week, but the European Commission has quietly given an temporary extension which allows farmers to keep using the toxic herbicide glyphosate – the active ingredient in Mondanto’s Roundup.

29 June, 2016

Fast food – with a side order of phthalates

If you live on a diet of fast foods you may be consuming more than you bargained for – specifically higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, according to a new research.

14 April, 2016

Plasticisers in food trigger weight gain

German scientists have shown that phthalates migrating from packaging to fatty foods act like ‘chemical calories’ and can cause significant weight gain.

19 January, 2016