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5 varieties of Johnson & Johnson owned aerosol sunscreens recalled due to elevated benzene levels

Parent company Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for 5 varieties of aerosol sunscreens after testing revealed “low levels” of benzene. Benzene as you know is considered a carcinogen, and has been linked to cancer.

 

Recalled Products:

NEUTROGENA Beach Defense aerosol…

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Troubling PFAS study leads to introduction of new legislation

A recent study, published in the Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal, found that more than 50 percent of 231 American and Canadian cosmetics tested contained toxic PFAS substances. The release of this alarming study quickly led to the introduction of the “No PFAS in Cosmetics Act”.

The bipartisan bill…

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Toxins are still being found in products sold at the Dollar Store and Dollar Tree

A new study released by the Campaign for Healthier Solutions found that more than half of the products sold at Dollar Store and Dollar Tree contain toxic chemicals. The tests conducted studied the levels of toxins in toys, jewelry, school supplies, and household items. According to the Green Prophet, “54% …

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Carcinogen benzene found in nearly 80 lots of sun care products

In late May, independent pharmaceutical watchdog Valisure petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to recall sun care products they say contain unhealthy levels of the carcinogen known as benzene. According to Valisure’s findings, 78 batches of products had “detectable levels” of benzene, and 40 of those resulted in “significantly…

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Forever toxins found in breast milk during study

Researchers from Toxic-Free Future, Indiana University, the University of Washington, and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute recently published their findings on a study that found 100% of breast milk samples tested contained forever toxins PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances).

Forever toxins have been linked to reproductive and immune system disorders,…

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Hand sanitizers sold at Ulta and other stores recalled due to presence of Methanol, Benzene and Acet

Nearly a dozen varieties of hand sanitizers sold at Ulta, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx stores by Scentsational Soaps & Candles, Inc have been recalled due to the presence of methanol (wood alcohol), benzene, and acetaldehyde. In all, 8 total lots of hand sanitizer are being recalled by Scentsational Soaps &…

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Botulism leads to recall of organic black beans sold at Costco and other retailers

A handful of varieties of organic black beans sold at Costco and a few other retailers have been recalled over concerns of the presence of Clostridium botulinum by parent company Faribault Foods, Inc. Consumption of foods contaminated by Clostridium botulinum can lead to botulism.

 

Recalled Products:

15-ounce cans of…

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Bill to ban toxic chemicals that failed in 2019 has new life

The PFAS Action Act, originally known as the PFAS Act of 2019, is being reintroduced in the new Democrat controlled Senate. The bill seeks to regulate many manmade forever chemicals, chief among them being Polyfluoroalkyl substances and perfluorooctanoic substances (PFOS and PFAS).

According to its sponsors, the PFAS Action Act…

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2 lots of Meow Mix recalled over salmonella concerns

A limited number of 30 lbs bags of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food have been voluntarily recalled by parent company J.M. Smucker Co. due to salmonella concerns. The 2 recalled lots were shipped to select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. The…

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Many masks worn to protect against Covid-19 contain harmful toxins

Carcinogens, allergens, and synthetic microfibers. According to scientists in Germany, that’s what we’re exposing our bodies to when we wear nonwoven surgical masks for an extended period of time.

Curious scientists at the Hamburg Environmental Institute in Germany conducted tests on masks that were causing issues for those wearing them.…

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