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FDA Suspends Testing for Glyphosate Residues in Food

We’ve written recently (http://bit.ly/2uq6kru) about the State of California’s fight against Glyphosate. The chemical - labeled by the World Health Organization as a “probable human carcinogen” -  is found in popular herbicides/pesticides, and is finally coming under the scrutiny it deserves. Recently, California has ramped up their fight against…

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It's Final: FDA Bans Powdered Gloves in Surgery, Medicine

Action that’s been long overdue has finally been taken. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of powdered gloves in surgery and medicine. The ban will finally remove another danger a large number of humans face on an almost daily basis. To give you an idea as…

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FDA stops sale of some antibacterial hand and body wash products

While antibacterial products aren’t going away, the FDA is finally taking steps to ensure they’re safer than they’ve ever been. It was announced last week that the United States Food and Drug Administration will no longer allow 19 different ingredients, including Triclosan, to be used in “antibacterial washes”.

The washes are:

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A $60 billion industry is shockingly unregulated

In the United States, FDA is in charge of overseeing cosmetics. Unfortunately, unlike prescription drugs, their oversight is minimal. Prescription drugs require FDA approval before they can be sold; no such law exists for cosmetics. The only way cosmetics are inspected by the FDA for toxic chemicals is if the…

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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soaps

While advancements in science and technology improve many of the products we have used for years, sometimes we’re better off just using the tried and true method. Case in point, antibacterial soaps. For the last 10 years or so, antibacterial soaps have become a huge seller. Companies have marketed them…

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Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.

Why maybe? That’s because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones, most notably reproductive hormones such as estrogen and…

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1,4-Dioxane

The FDA has known about 1,4-Dioxane since 1979 and has given terribly delicate tips and suggestions to makers that their merchandise should not contain greater concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane than 10 ppm, or parts per million. Even with this lenient guideline, some 15% of the products tested exceeded this limit.

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