CNN: Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

July 1 2016

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It was long believed that you could acquire “better living through chemistry.” But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can…

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CBS Local: Fire-Suppressing Foam’s Toxic Chemicals Detected In California Groundwater

May 17 2016

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When disaster strikes on a runway, fire suppressing foam can be a lifesaver. For decades, however, there was a hidden danger in the foam itself. The chemical agents in that foam are called fluorinated chemicals.…

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Science Magazine: Tackling Toxics

March 11 2016

Most Americans believe that if a chemical is in their cosmetics, their coat, or their couch, someone is making sure it’s safe for their health. In reality, little toxicity information or regulation is required for 80,000 industrial chemicals used in commerce in the United States. To address this, legislation to update the ineffective 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) is currently moving through Congress.…

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Dr. Oz Show: Are there carcinogens in children’s pajamas?

March 9 2016

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By law, children’s pajamas have to meet flammability standards to keep your kids safe from fires. And, people are asking questions about those standards. What’s in those pajamas to make them flame-resistant? Could there be dangerous chemicals hidden in your children’s sleepwear? And we don’t even know it, in fact the opposite: we’re forcing you to put it in there? Our investigative correspondent, Elisabeth Leamy, took on the case.…

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A History of Thermal Insulation Regulations in California

Speaker: Speaker: Justin Paddock, JD
Chief, California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI)

Event: The Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond

February 12, 2016

University of California, Berkeley, California, USA…

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