Nika Beauchamp

First-in-Nation Law Bans All Flame Retardants in Big Win for Families and Firefighters

Decisively overriding the Governor’s veto, Maine legislators late Wednesday passed the first law in the nation to phase out all toxic flame retardants in upholstered furniture, protecting the health of families and firefighters.

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Macaroni and Cheese Lovers Beware: Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Have Been Found in 10 Varieties

Laboratory testing of 10 varieties of macaroni and cheese products has revealed toxic industrial chemicals (known as phthalates) in the cheese powders of all of the tested items, according to the Coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging, a national alliance of leading public health and food safety groups.

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