6/23/15 —“Insecticide lindane found to cause cancer” (The Guardian). A common insecticide, lindane, has been found to increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in humans by 60%, according to a World Health Organization review. Lindane was once widely used in agriculture and continues to be found in some treatments for head lice and scabies.
6/23/15 — “Another controversial chemical gets cancer designation” (E&E News). The World Health Organization's cancer research agency announced yesterday it had placed the herbicide 2,4-D on its list of "possible" carcinogens, just months after the body gave another weedkiller -- glyphosate -- a similar designation.
6/24/15 —“Nanomaterials found detrimental to sea life” (Cosmetics Design). Published research from the University of California, Davis, casts doubt on whether personal care products can be safely designed with nano-zinc and nano-copper oxides.
6/24/15 —“Berkeley Lab Scientists to Develop Better Way to Screen Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Effects” (Berkeley Lab). Unlike today’s cell cultures, the Berkeley scientists’ test will show if a chemical causes a breakdown in cell-to-cell communication, which is a fundamental defect of cancer.
6/26/15 —“Toxic ignorance and the challenge for Congress” (The Hill). The House of Representatives recently passed a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). But that bill, like a similar bill in the Senate, does not go far enough to protect Americans. Both bills tolerate continued toxic ignorance.
6/29/15 — “These Combinations of Everyday Chemicals Could Cause Cancer” (Vice News). A new international study found that chemicals we are exposed to everyday (from cosmetics, food, and plastics), may come together in unexpected ways, causing a multitude of health hazards -- even cancer.