Tackling Toxics: The “Six Classes” Approach Towards Healthier Products, People, & Planet

Speaker: Arlene Blum
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry, UC Berkeley; Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute

Event: The Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond

February 10, 2017

University of California, Berkeley, California, USA…

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Times Herald-Record: Study: Toxic chemicals in Newburgh water, local wells found in fast-food packaging

February 2, 2017

The family of toxic chemicals that includes the ones behind the closure of the City of Newburgh’s primary water supply and the contamination of private wells in surrounding towns is prevalent in fast-food packaging, according to a new study.…

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TIME: You Asked: Can My Couch Give Me Cancer?

August 24 2016

Cancer is just one of many health concerns linked to the chemical treatments used in furniture. Ask a public health scientist about couches and cancer, and you’re sure to hear about a State of California law enacted back in 1975. That law, called technical bulletin 117, or “TB117”, required furniture manufacturers to treat their products with flame retardant chemicals, mainly to protect against fires started by neglected cigarettes.…

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