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17 Apr Hormone-disrupting chemicals are a must for Maine?s spring cleaning to-do list. It?s time for Maine to put ?Designate Phthalates as Priority Chemicals under Maine?s Kid-Safe Products Act? on the top of its spring cleaning to-do list. Bangor Daily News.

6 Apr Labeling would help keep toxins away from Maine kids. Mandating the disclosure of phthalates in consumer goods is a minor technical action that could have a major impact. Putting this information out there would make it easier for parents to avoid harmful products and give businesses an incentive to research and use safer alternatives. Maine Sunday Telegram.

3 Apr US to probe concerns about contamination in Paulsboro water. Federal and state authorities have decided to look into whether chemical contamination of water supplies at Paulsboro is a threat to public health. Montclair NJ Spotlight.

22 Mar A threat to male fertility. Phthalates have been implicated in a range of health problems, including birth defects, cancers and diabetes. But it is their effect on the human reproductive system that has most worried researchers. A growing body of work over the last two decades suggests that phthalates can rewire the male reproductive system. New York Times.

16 Mar Navy rescuers claim radiation sickness. US sailors from the carrier Ronald Reagan involved in the Fukushima relief effort are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Company over illnesses they say were caused by exposure to radioactive plumes from the meltdown. Living On Earth.

14 Mar Initial C8 cases filed in circuit court. More than 100 lawsuits were filed in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesday against DuPont, alleging that the company allowed C8, or perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, to pollute the water in areas near the Washington Works plant. Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

8 Mar Lawsuit: Old plant is behind sickness. A former Scottsville brake pad manufacturer released cancer-causing agents into the environment, a lawsuit filed Thursday in Allen County claims. Twenty plaintiffs are named in the complaint intended for certification as a class-action lawsuit against Federal-Mogul Products Inc. Bowling Green Daily News.

3 Mar The scary new evidence on BPA-free plastics. BPA exploded into the headlines in 2008, when stories about "toxic baby bottles" and "poison" packaging became ubiquitous. Today many plastic products, from sippy cups and blenders to Tupperware containers, are marketed as BPA-free. But scientific findings suggest that many of these alternatives share the qualities that make BPA so potentially harmful. Mother Jones.

25 Feb When men get breast cancer. Breast cancer is not always pink. That is the message of a provocative new photography series featuring the faces, and scars, of men with breast cancer. New York Times.

22 Feb Lejeune water contamination dated to 1950s. The latest study published in the Environmental Health Journal, released Wednesday, found that drinking water aboard Camp Lejeune was contaminated with chemicals from a drycleaning facility and a leaking fuel depot from the 1950s until 1985 -- which is earlier than previous estimates. Jacksonville Daily News.

21 Feb Testicular time bomb: Older dads' mutant sperm. Ann Goriely has stumbled upon a process occurring in the testicles of every man. Like a slow form of cancer, these mutations cause stem cells in the testicles to divide abnormally, resulting in an increasing proportion of mutant sperm as men age and an ever growing chance of a mutant sperm fertilising an egg. New Scientist.

30 Jan A mafia legacy taints the earth in southern Italy. The Italian state arrived in the heartland of the Camorra mafia this month bearing a backhoe. Police officers in polished black boots posed for television cameras as the backhoe clawed into an overgrown field, searching for barrels of toxic waste or some other illegal industrial sarcophagi. New York Times.

21 Jan Emory University research links functional thyroid disease, PFOA exposure. A study by Kyle Steenland, environmental health professor at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, tracking the disease within a large high-exposure group concludes that the chemical ?was associated with incident functional thyroid disease.? Bloomberg BNA.

19 Jan Goodbye birds. Goodbye butterflies. Hello... farmageddon. Farming in Britain is at a crossroads, threatened by a wave of intensification from America. The first mega-dairies and mega-piggeries are already here. Bees are disappearing, with serious implications for harvests. The Sunday Times.

7 Jan 5-year IBM cancer study in New York: No firm conclusion. While former workers at IBM in Endicott, New York, show lower mortality rates than the general population, exposure to certain chemicals could be related to health problems, according to a government statistical analysis released Monday. Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.


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