Health + Wellness

Revlon Under Fire for Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Make-Up

Revlon Under Fire for Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Make-Up

A new survey by The Breast Cancer Fund and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says Revlon cosmetics contain cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting chemicals. The two groups, in partnership with the online women’s group UltraViolet, are demanding the cosmetics manufacturer stop using cancer-causing chemicals and other dangerous substances in its products. The survey found carbon black in eyeliners and butylated compounds […]

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    Toxic Chemicals in Brazilian Blowout and Other Salon Products Increase Risk of Cancer

    Toxic Chemicals in Brazilian Blowout and Other Salon Products Increase Risk of Cancer

    Women’s Voices for the Earth Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Bloody noses. Blistering rashes. Piercing migraines. These are just a few of the symptoms veteran hairstylist Jennifer Arce experienced after she was diagnosed with chemical poisoning by her physician. The source? A product millions of women use to straighten their hair every day: Brazilian Blowout. Arce, […]

    CDC Report Links Antibiotics in Agriculture to Rise of Superbugs

    CDC Report Links Antibiotics in Agriculture to Rise of Superbugs

    Natural Resources Defense Council By Carmen Cordova A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report released Monday highlights a growing public health crisis. Superbugs or antibiotic resistant bacteria are increasingly a problem as people face infections that are more and more difficult to treat. These infections can include urinary tract infections, skin infections and soft tissue […]

    Cancer Caused by Toxic Chemicals ‘Grossly Underestimated’ in U.S.

    Cancer Caused by Toxic Chemicals ‘Grossly Underestimated’ in U.S.

    Environmental Working Group By Alex Formuzis Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable form of cancer. It is almost always caused by inhaling tiny asbestos fibers, which pass through the lungs and become embedded in the mesothelium, a thin layer of tissue that surrounds the internal organs. Some man-made chemicals also cause cancer, just as surely […]

    9/11 Whistleblower Who Exposed First Responder Risks Faces Another Blow From EPA

    9/11 Whistleblower Who Exposed First Responder Risks Faces Another Blow From EPA

    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility By Kirsten Stade The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientist who raised the alarm about dangers to First Responders and residents at the World Trade Center conflagration has received a proposed removal more than a year after a federal civil service court ordered her returned to work, according to Public […]

    250 Groups Call on EPA to Ban Endocrine-Disrupting Atrazine

    250 Groups Call on EPA to Ban Endocrine-Disrupting Atrazine

    Center for Biological Diversity A diverse coalition of more than 250 conservation, public-health and sustainable farming groups sent a letter today asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban atrazine, a toxic pesticide that threatens wildlife and people across the country. The Center for Biological Diversity also submitted comments today from more than 38,000 […]

    Chevron Gets $2 Million Slap On Wrist for Refinery Fire

    Chevron Gets $2 Million Slap On Wrist for Refinery Fire

    Mint Press News The multinational Chevron Corp. has been fined $2 million after accepting a plea bargain following an August 2012 fire at a Richmond, CA, refinery that sent 15,000 people to the hospital with complaints of breathing problems. In this Aug. 6, 2012 photo, smoke pours from a fire at the Chevron Richmond Refinery, […]

    Will EPA Protect Our Families From Toxic Coal Water Pollution?

    Will EPA Protect Our Families From Toxic Coal Water Pollution?

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Mary Anne Hitt In 1982, complying with a federal court order stemming from a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), finally issued regulations governing toxic pollution discharges under the 1972 Clean Water Act. Industry polluters had used political clout to delay those regulations for a decade. But […]

    Bills Aim to Restrict Antibiotic Abuse by Factory Farms

    Bills Aim to Restrict Antibiotic Abuse by Factory Farms

    Environmental Working Group By Elizabeth Hannah Each year millions of pounds of low-dose antibiotics are administered to animals—not to treat diseases, but as a way to speed up the animals’ growth. Pumping an excess of antibiotics into livestock increases the likelihood of bacteria becoming resistant to the drugs. This in turn, makes human illnesses less […]