Entries in Toxic Residue (16)

Thursday
Jun302016

Cleaning spray sets off shock explosion in Frankfurt cafe

Four people have been injured in an explosion at a cafe in a Frankfurt shopping district. The culprit: cleaning products.

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Saturday
Dec122015

Study links contaminants in milk to Parkinson's disease

A pesticide used by farmers until it was banned for commercial sale in the United States in 1988 was linked to the development of Parkinson's disease in people who consumed it in milk, researchers reported in a new study.

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Monday
Mar022015

Another Deadly Reason Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda

As a public health threat, there’s more to worry about when it comes to soda—namely, cancer. According to a new study by Consumer Reports and the Center for a Livable Future at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, sodas routinely have high levels of the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, a common component of the caramel coloring that gives cola drinks their signature brown hue. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the amount of 4-Mel used in soda formulations, but in California products that contain more than 29 micrograms of the coloring agent must bear a label noting that it can cause cancer.

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Monday
Mar022015

Study links common food additives to Crohn's disease, colitis

Common additives in ice cream, margarine, packaged bread and many processed foods may promote the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Friday
Jan162015

UK: Shale gas firms face legal requirement to reveal fracking chemical use

Fracking companies will have to reveal the chemicals used in each well and introduce better monitoring of pollution risks for groundwater, after the government accepted proposals put forward by the Labour Party.

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Thursday
Nov202014

Triclosan linked to liver cancer

Triclosan was in the news again this week as researchers in California published a study showing that the antimicrobial agent causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice.

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Monday
Nov172014

Research aims to improve data on human exposure to chemicals

Safety data is lacking for many chemicals that are already in widespread use. But new research aims to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge about whether these substances cause health problems.

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Friday
Nov142014

10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries.

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Friday
Nov142014

Study: Kids are eating those laundry detergent pods and some are winding up hospitalized

Those little laundry detergent pods that have gotten so popular pose “a serious poisoning risk to young children,” says a study in the journal Pediatrics.

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Thursday
Nov132014

Beware the (warm) water for increased BPA release from the bottle

Although it is generally thought to be safer, researchers from the University of Florida are warning consumers to be careful when drinking warm bottled water, based on their study that examined bottled water in China.

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