Toxic Chemicals in the News: 7/9-7/15

Zoë Furlong July 16, 2015

7/9/15 These Plastic Chemicals May Be Just As Dangerous As What They Replace (Time). About a decade ago, manufacturers began to replace a chemical known as DEHP—a probable human carcinogen—from their products. Now, new research suggests that replacement chemicals may have some of the same negative health effects as DEHP.

7/14/15 Monsanto says panel to review WHO finding on cancer link to herbicide(Reuters). Monsanto said on Tuesday it has arranged for an outside scientific review of a World Health Organization finding that Roundup's key ingredient probably causes cancer (Panels like this one, sponsored by a company whose product is at risk, usually wind up with a biased conclusion).

7/14/15 California's toxic waters make for toxic shark, like the one caught in Huntington Beach(OC Register). Sitting atop the throne of the fish kingdom’s food chain carries a cost, counted in flesh packed with chemicals.

7/15/15 Certain feminine care products may expose women to harmful chemicals (Reuters). New research from George Washington University and University of California, San Francisco finds that women who use certain feminine care products have higher levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies, and that African American women are particularly at risk.

7/15/15 — “Time Running Out for TSCA Vote Before August Break(Bloomberg BMA). Supporters of the first major overhaul of a U.S. chemical law are continuing to press Senate Republican leaders for a vote on the bill (S. 697) before the August recess, but the window of opportunity for floor time may be closing fast.

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