Chemicals

"Chairman Accuses EPA Of Playing Politics With Herbicide Study"

"The chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee yesterday questioned why U.S. EPA posted -- then suddenly removed -- a study on its website showing that exposure to the herbicide glyphosate doesn't appear to cause cancer."

Source: Greenwire, 05/06/2016

"EPA Takes Offline Report That Says Glyphosate Not Likely Carcinogenic"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday pulled a report offline that concluded glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, saying the document was inadvertently published and the agency had not finished its review of the chemical, which is the key ingredient in Monsanto's herbicides."

Source: Reuters, 05/03/2016

"Vets Hit VA With Federal Lawsuit Over Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning"

"The quest for answers for thousands of veterans sickened -- in some cases terminally -- by contaminated water at Camp Lejuene has been stymied by a federal agency that refuses to hand over key documents, attorneys from Yale Law School charged Wednesday."

Source: Fox, 04/29/2016

"Mass. Firefighters Seek Ban On Flame Retardants"

"Amid growing concern that flame retardants are responsible for elevated cancer rates in firefighters, Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing legislation that would go further than any other state’s in banning the use of chemicals meant to slow the spread of fires."

Source: Boston Globe, 04/29/2016

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