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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

FDA bans three toxic food packaging chemicals

Chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects, and commonly used in pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, sandwich wrappers are being taken off the menu.

11 January, 2016

Sea salt contaminated with microbeads

Chinese scientists have found worrying levels of microplastics, which are common cosmetic ingredients, in samples of sea salt

16 November, 2015

Nail polish contains toxic secret

New tests shows that nail polishes contain hormone disrupting chemicals that can leech quickly and easily into the body.

20 October, 2015

‘Safe’ phthalate substitutes just as risky to human health

Substituting ‘safe’ phthalates for toxic ones? New research suggests that kind of ‘greenwash’ just doesn’t wash

9 July, 2015

‘Cocktail’ of everyday chemicals contributes to cancer risk

A cocktail of 50 common chemicals, some found in foods and objects we use daily, could be contributing to the global cancer epidemic, new research has found

23 June, 2015