Chemicals

Exxon Fighting to Keep Its Dangerous Chemicals in Children’s Toys

Exxon Mobil, the corporate home of Rex Tillerson, is also a chemical company that manufactures phthalates, a class of chemicals that makes pacifiers and bottle nipples soft. Government agencies have banned them as a health threat, but Exxon insists they pose no danger.

Source: The Intercept, 12/21/2016

"Carbon Wars: ‘Get Someone Up Here. We’re All Dying.’"

"Oil refineries don’t just pollute. They also kill and maim workers and threaten the public."

"ANACORTES, Wash. — From 500 yards away, John Moore felt the concussion before he heard it.

Moore was midway through a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. shift as an operator at the Tesoro Corporation’s oil refinery in Anacortes, an island town 80 miles north of Seattle. It was 35 minutes after midnight on April 2, 2010.

Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 12/15/2016

Missouri Peach Farmer Sues Monsanto Over Illegal Herbicide Use

"Missouri’s largest peach producer has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Co., alleging that the biotech company bears responsibility for illegal herbicide use suspected of causing widespread crop damage in southeast Missouri and neighboring states."

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/08/2016

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