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EPA Decides Not To Ban A Pesticide, Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

There are bad decisions, and then there are decisions so baffling they defy logic to the point you can’t believe what you’re actually reading or seeing. The latest decision by the Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) would fall into the latter category. Despite the EPA categorizing chlorpyrifos as a pesticide that…

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Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Time.com has put together a very helpful new tool. They have created a map of the United States that allows you to view each individual Superfund site in across the nation. The sites come from the Superfund List, a list that “contains the worst of toxic sites in the U.S.”…

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What exactly are ‘toxins’?

We write about toxins a lot on The TheToxicFreeFoundation.com, and it makes sense. Informing the public about dangerous toxins is what we hope to do. Sometimes though, the term “toxins” can be confused or misrepresented. So today we are going to take a step back, and simply talk about what…

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Rhode Island senator wants to strengthen toxic chemicals law

Though new regulations have been difficult to get passed, at least on politician is taking a stand. Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing for a new bill that would “update and strengthen the [Toxic Substances Control Act] act.” Currently the act bans only 5 of the more than 80,000…

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Links between health problems and endocrine-disrupting chemicals now stronger, statement argues

A new study by the Endocrine Society, suggests that “even minute doses” of hormone-disrupting chemicals can interfere with the activity of natural hormones. The idea that just minute doses of these chemicals leading to sever health problems is a scary one. Previous studies on endocrine disruptors linked them to “reproductive…

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EPA proposal to ban flushing “hazardous waste” meds

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a new rule that would go a long way towards making our “waterways, wells, and drinking water” safer. The new rule would “ban hospitals and pharmacies from sending unused prescription drugs classified as ‘hazardous waste’ down the sink or flushing them down toilets. Hazardous…

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New study shows kids exposed to toxic chemicals on artificial turf

As parents we go to great lengths to keep our family, especially our children, safe. That means taking the extra time to read cleaning product labels, limiting the amount of time our children sit in front of the television/computer screens, ensuring our kids eat healthy foods, and making sure our…

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Stronger Regulation of Toxic Chemicals

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 has long been thought of as “notoriously week”. The act is meant to help control the toxic chemicals consumers are exposed to. Unfortunately there are thousands of chemicals that go unchecked by the E.P.A. each year. As the New York Times points out,…

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EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

While in the last 20 years or so, bottled water has become the go-to choice for drinking water in America, tap water is still used in many of our daily lives. We use it to make tea, coffee, and low-calorie beverages. But in some locations and instances, our tap water…

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