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5 potentially harmful chemicals now banned from kids’ products.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to approve a final rule that prohibits manufacturers from selling items that have more than a minimal level of five of these potentially harmful chemicals.

Rubbish causing Polar Bear hormone disruption.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
Fears have been raised over the risks of plastic pollution as UK MPs heard claims discarded bottles are leading to polar bears developing two sets of testicles.

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

Research details packaging chemicals found in food.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Chemicals from plastic and paper packaging are leaching into some foods sold in New Zealand, new research shows.

Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population.

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?

Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

Reconciling sex-related bias: an alternative method for data analysis.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Boys and girls can respond in different, sex-specific ways to certain environmental exposures. A new method for analyzing study data may help researchers identify these sex-specific responses more accurately.

Denmark to clamp down on phthalates with new initiative.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The Danish Chemical Forum, comprising industry, NGOs and the government, has launched a new set of initiatives to ensure consumers "do not bring home" four phthalates that are being phased out in the EU.