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Say What? A Chemical Can Damage Your Lungs, Liver and Kidneys and Still Be Labeled "Non-Toxic"?
Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet
You will be shocked at all the loop-holes given by the government to industrial chemicals to avoid safety regulation and accurate labeling.
Consumer Protection Laws for Hazardous Materials Gone Wrong
Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet
I find myself uncomfortably advocating repeal of a regulation and eliminating govt. enforcement of a number of consumer protection regulations -- here's how it's happened.
We're Hip to the Dangers of Lead and Asbestos in Old Buildings, But We're Only Just Getting Wise to the Risks Posed by PCBs
Posted on: Dec 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Schools across the country are loaded with compounds known to cause major skin irritations and hair loss, and we still aren't aware of their full effects.
If You Knew How Dangerous Green Cleaning Products Were, You'd Probably Go Back to Soap and Water
Posted on: Nov 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet
They're hiding under your sink, deep in the basement and out in your garage. And they pose a real threat to your health.
We Interact with 100,000+ Chemicals, and the Dangers Are Barely Understood
Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Our regulatory system works according to a 'guilty until proven innocent' logic, where new chemicals are available and safe, until the day we realize they aren't.
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