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Toxic chemicals that never break down were found in the drinking water in several major US cities

January 24, 2020 by


By Nadia Kounang and Scottie Andrew, CNN (CNN)Potentially toxic chemicals are in the drinking water supplies of several major metropolitan areas in the US, including Miami, New Orleans and Washington, DC, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The findings, published by the environmental advocacy group this week, suggested that PFAS, […]

How Safe Is Splenda? CSPI Urges Caution for Artificial Sweetener

June 17, 2013 by


The artificial sweetener sucralose (sold under the brand name Splenda) could potentially pose health risks, so it needs to be better understood before the sweetener should be assumed to be safe, one advocacy organization says. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group, said today that it was downgrading its safety […]

Peanut Butter, Other Fatty Foods Found To Contain Fire Retardants In Recent Survey

June 1, 2012 by


Nothing says “lunch time” to an American kid quite like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Slices of deli meat might be a close second. Unbeknownst to most parents who pack school lunch boxes, however, both of these favorites could expose kids to toxic chemicals. In a new study of popular products purchased from grocery […]

Cadmium in diet may increase breast cancer risk

March 17, 2012 by


By Anna Azvolinsky MyHealthNewsDaily Ingesting higher levels of cadmium, a metal found in fertilizers, may be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study from Sweden suggests. The results showed that postmenopausal women with a relatively high daily dietary cadmium intake had a 21 percent increased risk of breast cancer. The major […]

McDonald’s employees assaulted with chemical

August 9, 2011 by


August 8, 2011, WWMT 3 Kalamazoo Several McDonald’s employees in Oshtemo, Michigan, were assaulted around 3:30 a.m. August 7 with some type of chemical through a drive-thru window. Police said someone went through the drive-thru and before leaving assaulted workers with a chemical. Sheriff’s department officials said August 8 they would be checking to see […]