Category Archives: Chemophobia

Sunscreens from when Mick Jagger was young still not approved?

Federal agencies can’t decided to approve sunscreen?

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Dan River Ok, not OK?

Duke Energy Coal Ash pond spill into the Dan River was announced last week as terrible still–more than 90% of the coal ash still in the River. Now I read that the Dan River is safe?

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When even New Scientist dismisses an anti GMO study as previously discredited…

[New Scientist]

It’s back. A controversial study purporting to show that genetically modified food causes health problems was republished this week in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe (DOI: 10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5). It was retracted last year by Food and Chemical Toxicology, which published it in 2012.

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Chemophobe vaccine Discussed by ACSH

For many years now I have been a fan of the American Council on Science and Health and am honored to be on their advisory panel.

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Going organic… clobbers the US’s nuclear waste repository

Safely disposing of nuclear waste is a big issue. There are both technical challenges (which are manageable) and.. there are lots and lots of political, NIMBY, and “just no nukes anywhere” tree huggers.
The US has the “Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)” near Carlsbad, New Mexico. It’s a group of repurposed salt (yes, as in that white stuff) mines, which have been the final destination for a good chunk of radioactive waste material for the past couple of decades.
Until… some radiation alarms went off in mid February, and everything came to a halt.
The reason? well, put down anything spillable and read on:
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Yet another actual analysis of toxins in “local” food gardens shows bad stuff…

But since these are used by yuppies and hipsters, instead of them
getting shut down we get comments like this in the NY Post:
“No one has ever gotten sick that we know of,” noted Annie
Faulk, 66, who also tends the Sterling Garden patch…
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ACSH thanks! Report is EPA has downgraded BPA, Phthalates

I think this is important.

What is going on at EPA?

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