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11 Aug Colgate?s unseen FDA pages flag concerns over triclosan. The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Companies are phasing it out. At the same time, millions of Americans are putting it in their mouths every day, by way of a top-selling toothpaste-- Colgate-Palmolive Co.?s Total. Bloomberg News.

2 Jul Intersex fish showing up in Pennsylvania rivers. Scientists found intersex fish in three river basins in Pennsylvania, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals from human activity. LiveScience.

30 Jun Plastics manufacturer finds carcinogen in private wells in two New Jersey towns. Solvay Specialty Polymers says it found traces of a chemical that has been linked to some cancers in seven private water wells in South Jersey. The company has been the focus of state and federal investigations into contamination by perfluorinated chemicals. Montclair NJ Spotlight.

23 Jun Lawsuits mount in case against DuPont in West Virginia, Ohio. Roughly 3,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio are expected to sue DuPont for personal injury by chemical contamination in the latest chapter of a long running saga that included a massive public health study. Wilmington News Journal.

16 Jun Court to hear over 900 lawsuits against DuPont. More than 900 lawsuits alleging personal injury from exposure to a chemical used at a DuPont plant in West Virginia are now in federal court. Charleston Daily Mail.

12 Jun Infertility in Spanish pigs traced to plastics. A warning for humans? Investigating plastic bags used in 2010 by Spain's pig farmers has led Cristina Nerín, an analytical chemist at the University of Zaragoza, to publish new research that traces pigs' infertility to chemical compounds in the plastics. National Geographic News.

2 Jun Atrazine: Syngenta's herbicide doesn't just poison frogs - it could give you cancer. Tyrone Hayes has fought a 15-year battle with Syngenta following his discovery that its herbicide Atrazine scrambles sex in frogs. Now he wants to know - is Atrazine the cause of the US's 2-fold reproductive cancer excess among Blacks and Hispanics? Ecologist.

27 May Deadliest cancers more likely to strike the poorest people. Poor people are more likely than the wealthy to develop the more deadly types of cancer, an American study suggests. Times of London.

27 May Are flame retardants causing cancer in firefighters? They?re trained to run into burning buildings and save lives, but Minnesota firefighters are facing a silent danger long after the flames are out. Studies show more than half of all line-of-duty deaths in firefighting are now caused by cancer. Minneapolis WCCO TV.

21 May Fracking's overlooked menace is endocrine-disrupting chemicals in waste products. Forget about the foul-tasting water, the nauseating smell, the skin rashes, faucets on fire and the greenhouse effect of methane emissions. The overlooked real and present danger is a poorly monitored and silent menace: novel endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Trenton Times.

5 May Long-awaited New Jersey study says PFC contamination widespread in state's water. Two-thirds of New Jersey?s public water systems tested in a statewide survey were found to contain perfluorinated chemicals, which have been linked to some cancers in humans, according to the state?s Department of Environmental Protection. Montclair NJ Spotlight.

4 May Firefighters need help in battle vs. cancerous chemicals. Numerous studies have shown that firefighters have higher rates of certain cancers than the general population. Now, according to recent research, firefighters are at risk from chemically treated household chemicals designed to help battle blazes and save lives. St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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.


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