Yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is so pro chemical, so bought by the chemical industry, that it would rather have chemicals in our plastic that cause penis deformations than go against the chemical industry. Furthermore, it is so interested in protecting the interests of this industry that it has decided to lobby Congress to keep regulations off its precious money-maker.
Jessica Alba is apparently a really green gal from what I’ve read. And she showed that last week in D.C. when she “joined leading public health experts on Capitol Hill… to ask key Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847), recently introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).” She was there in her role as a spokesperson for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition.
Between 2005 and 2009, oil and natural gas companies operating in 14 states injected hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic and/or carcinogenic chemical into natural gas wells, according to a recent investigation conducted by three House Democrats* and made public on Saturday.
In what appears to be a major, positive stride for environmental quality preservation, congressional investigators submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency charging that hydraulic fracturing — known as … [Read full article]
While the U.S. chemical industry fights any improvements to how our nation’s chemicals are regulated, China has just steamed past the U.S. on critical topics related to data and safety … [Read full article]
Chemicals in food and obesity are causing babies to grow breasts. Great cartoon on this matter from Joe Mohr.
The worst hurricane to ever hit the United States is still being felt today. [social_buttons]It’s been almost 5 years since the deadliest hurricane and most expensive natural disaster in US … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] In shocking news, the Canadian government has announced that two chemicals used in cosmetics are carcinogens that are severely harmful to human health. A further two chemicals found in … [Read full article]