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fda slams more homeopaths for playing fast and loose with toxic chemicals




enlarge/ contains belladonna, aka deadly nightshade.homeolabshare this storythe food and drug administration sent a sharp letter this month to a canadian-based homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturer named homeolab usa. the letter warned of “significant violations” the agency found during a rece...



sponges innocent of producing a toxic industrial chemical




enlarge/ this branching tube sponge wouldn't seem to benefit much from a flame retardant.noaashare this storyscientific advancements have led to the introduction of many new chemicals into daily life. unfortunately, along with their benefits, some of those chemicals have brought problems with toxici...



researchers track perfluorinated chemicals in the body




image: this is graham peaslee, professor of experimental nuclear physics in the college of science at the university of notre dame. view more credit: university of notre damethey are the chemicals that made consumers think twice about using nonstick cookware. new research in the journal environment...



toxic foam lingers around brisbane airport




residents are still being urged to avoid eating seafood caught in waters near brisbane airport following a firefighting foam spill more than three weeks ago.the latest water sample results, released by the department of environment and heritage protection on wednesday night, confirmed the toxic subs...



airport to be screened for toxic chemicals




emily chow & christophe van der perre | reuters  |  kuala lumpur  february 26, 2017 last updated at 01:08 ist



mac and cheese contains phthalates, study says




a new study finds that most mac and cheese products contain phthalates: chemicals that make plastics more flexible and are found in things like shampoo, fast food and cosmetics. the highest concentrations of phthalates were found in the packets of cheese powder.the coalition for safer food processin...



research will examine whether other methods can replace animal testing




a team at the johns hopkins university aims to determine how useful testing on dogs, mice and other animals is in predicting whether drugs and chemicals are toxic to humans. the research, to be conducted over the next year or so, could accelerate a push to end animal testing already underway for eth...



drinking water: toxic chemicals contaminate u.s. tap water




drinking water for 15 million americans in 27 states is contaminated with a toxic chemical that was used to make nonstick cookware, according to a new report released thursday.these chemicals, known as pfcs (perfluorochemicals), have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease and weakened immune systems...



researchers can track hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body




research teams from the university of alabama at birmingham's school of medicine and the university of notre dame have developed a new method that enables researchers to radiolabel three forms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances and track the fate of these chemicals when they ente...



caterpillars turn to cannibalism when plants turn on toxic defence systems




if you're a hungry caterpillar and you've got a choice between eating a plant or another caterpillar, which do you chose?you pick your fellow caterpillar, scientists have found - if the plant is noxious enough. from mates to meal: if a plant is noxious enough, caterpillars will eat each other instea...



superfund sites: 1,317 us spots where toxic waste was dumped




hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage incineration facility in fort lauderdale, fla.there are more than 1,300 of these spots in all — dubbed "superfund sites" by the federal government — where t...



weedkiller could make cane toads deadlier: research




cane toads could become even deadlier because of their exposure to a common weedkiller, scientists say.new research carried out in hungary has found that, when toad tadpoles come into contact with the widely used weedkiller glyphogan, their bodies produce more of the toxic chemicals they use to war...



glyphosate and toxicity: the facts




when it comes to the toxicity of a substance “the dose makes the poison” – just because a chemical is present doesn’t mean it is harmful in the amount present. (nfu)apple seeds, pears, potatoes and courgettes all contain natural chemicals that are toxic to humans but they are only present in...



keeping solar clean: boulder county firms work to recycle toxic panel components




fifty years into the solar revolution, millions of solar panels power homes and businesses across the united states. colorado, for instance, is ranked 11th in the nation for solar use, with 48 manufacturers statewide. yet as they become more common, concern remains about the toxic nature of solar pa...



the environmental injustice of beauty




washington, dc (august 16, 2017)-- women of color have higher levels of beauty-product-related chemicals in their bodies compared to white women, according to a commentary published today in the american journal of obstetrics and gynecology. the authors say even small exposures to such toxic chemica...



parents forced to abandon williamtown property after baby born with elevated lev




unborn babies are being contaminated with toxic firefighting chemicals while they are in the womb. it's a devastating reality that has forced mark grant and his wife karen to desert their property – they could not sell – on the fringe of williamtown's 'red zone', in the nsw city of newcastle. ...



dutch toxic landfill site is now capturing and storing carbon




precise carbon measurements indicate that peat is already being formed at the volgermeerpolder near amsterdam (nl), a toxic waste landfill site that was capped with foil with an artificial wetland on top. the new peat will offer an extra layer of protection against the poisonous and toxic waste in t...



presstv-israel sprays palestinian farmlands in gaza with toxic pesticides




halla alsafadipress tv, gazapalestinian farmers in the gaza strip say that israel bulldozes their farmland and spray them with toxic pesticides. the latest such incident happened just earlier this week. officials at gaza’s ministry of agriculture say the toxic sprays damage crops, while affecting ...



syria strike hit 'toxic stockpile', russia says of suspected chemical attack




a syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", moscow has said as the world reacts in horror to images of a suspected chemical attack that killed 72. the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held syrian town has risen to 72, 20 of them childr...



syria strike hit 'toxic stockpile', russia says of suspected chemical attack




a syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", moscow has said as the world reacts in horror to images of a suspected chemical attack that killed 72. the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held syrian town has risen to 72, 20 of them childr...



syria strike hit 'toxic stockpile', russia says of suspected chemical attack




a syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", moscow has said as the world reacts in horror to images of a suspected chemical attack that killed 72. the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held syrian town has risen to 72, 20 of them childr...



syria strike hit 'toxic stockpile', russia says of suspected chemical attack




a syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", moscow has said as the world reacts in horror to images of a suspected chemical attack that killed 72. the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held syrian town has risen to 72, 20 of them childr...



baker's yeast can help plants cope with soil contamination




image: this is arabidopsis thaliana. view more credit: raquel carvalhomost plant species, including crops, cannot tolerate the toxic effects of soil pollutants, which dramatically impair their growth and development. in a study now published in scientific reports*, a research team led by paula duq...



syria strike hit 'toxic stockpile', russia says of suspected chemical attack




a syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", moscow has said as the world reacts in horror to images of a suspected chemical attack that killed 72. the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held syrian town has risen to 72, 20 of them childr...



class action filed against department of defence following oakey water contamina




an investigation into the contamination of land and water around a defence site at oakey has escalated, with a class action lawsuit filed against the department.on tuesday, global litigation funder imf released a statement that said it would fund the lawsuit against the department of defence in co...