Category Archives: Formaldehyde

Greene Answers a Question on Scary Formaldehyde

I have talked Bob Greene, industrial chemist and compliance man into writing for JunkScience.

It was a good idea.

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EPA overstates benefit of new formaldehyde rule based on officially discredited science

The Washington Examiner reports: Continue reading

EPA proposes formaldehyde rules

EPA tries again after its April 2011 drubbing by the National Research Council. Continue reading

Video: The Truth About Children’s Bath Products

The Personal Care Products Council pushes back on the anti-chemical industry attack on baby shampoo in a new video. Continue reading

Baby shampoo cancer allegations ‘false’

The use of quaternium-15 and 1,4-dioxane in personal care products is safe and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ allegations are false, says the Personal Care Products Council. Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo toxic?

It’s sad that consumer product companies are happy to use science but won’t defend it. Continue reading

Senators hit Obama admin for ‘collapse’ of federal scientific integrity

Sens. David Vitter and James Inhofe, and Rep. Darrell Issa write to Obama science chief John Holdren complaining about the administration’s failure to live up to its own scientific integrity standards. Continue reading

EPA: Breath causes cancer

We’d like to spotlight a interesting statement from the American Chemistry Council made in response to last week’s trashing of the EPA formaldehyde risk assessment by the National Research Council. Continue reading

Hair Scare: Enviros attack salon treatment

The cranks at the Environmental Working Group tried to amp up the tired, 35-year scare over formaldehyde yesterday with a release entitled, “Hair Straighteners Release Potent Carcinogen.”

Keying off the hair-straightening treatment known as the “Brazilian Blowout,” EWG wants to terrify salon workers and their customers about formaldehyde-containing products used in the treatment. Continue reading