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Food Additives: How Do We Know If They’re Safe?

by Bill Chameides
Aug 22, 2013

Are we letting the chemical industry decide what is safe for us to eat?

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Chemical Safety Reform: A Tale of Two Bills

Chemicals in beakers
by Bill Chameides
Jun 6, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg left us with two bills aimed at updating and improving the regulation and safety of the chemicals we use and live with. Which one’s better?

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Frank Lautenberg, 1924–2013

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by Bill Chameides
Jun 3, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), the lone ranger on toxic substance reform, dies.

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Open Letter to EPA: Top Three Must-do’s in Obama’s Second Term

by Bill Chameides
Nov 16, 2012

We all know about the fiscal cliff. Imagine there was an environmental cliff …

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The Chemical Marketplace: Popcorn lung – the perils of microwave popcorn return

microwave popcorn
by Bill Chameides
Oct 4, 2012

When it comes to microwave popcorn, best to emulate Bill Clinton: Don’t inhale.

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One Way to Get the Gray out Is to Get the Lead in

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by Bill Chameides
Jul 29, 2011

When it comes to personal care products, does Mom know best?

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Trying to Put the Kibosh on Endocrine Disruption

Is this the soon-to-be Czarina of Toxic Chemicals?
by Bill Chameides
Jul 14, 2011

A proposal to place a short fuse on regulating toxic chemicals.

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The Toxic Substances Control Act’s Toxic Baddies

by Bill Chameides
Jun 14, 2011

Here’s the lowdown on the chemicals EPA says pose unreasonable risk and thus regulates under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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In Search of the Toxic Five

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by Bill Chameides
Jun 13, 2011

Only five chemicals pose “unreasonable risk” according to EPA. Not really.

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The Chemical Marketplace Series – PFOA

Microwave popcorn bags are often designed with a coating of fluorotelomers, which, when exposed to high temperatures, break down into PFOAs, synthetic halogenated compounds that have been linked to health issues.
by Bill Chameides
Jun 15, 2010

Microwave popcorn — what’s in your bag?

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