Environmental Health

"Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It"

"The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to public health researchers."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

Big Soda Sponsored 96 Health Groups — A Big Conflict Of Interest: Study

"Nearly 100 national health and medical groups — including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — enjoy sponsorships by Coca-Cola Co. or PepsiCo, according to a new study by two Boston University researchers."

Source: Wash Post, 10/10/2016

Activists Warn That Toxic PCBs Contaminate Thousands Of U.S. Schools

"Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are industrial chemicals so toxic that Congress banned them 40 years ago. Research has shown that they can cause a range of health concerns, including cancer and neurological problems such as decreased IQ. And yet, because they were commonly used in building materials for decades, they continue to contaminate classrooms in between 13,000 and 26,000 schools nationwide, according to Harvard researchers."

Source: Wash Post, 10/06/2016


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