Environmental Health

"Before Slurry Deal, Records Outlined Massey Pollution"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the weeks before last year's settlement of a major water pollution case, lawyers for Mingo County residents were saying they'd unearthed records indicating Massey Energy tried to cover up the extent of its underground pumping of coal-slurry waste."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 06/11/2012

Study Links Flame Retardant To Obesity, Anxiety, Development Problems

"WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Small doses of a flame retardant commonly added to furniture and baby products can trigger obesity, anxiety and developmental problems, according to the first independent study of a chemical promoted as safe by industry and government officials."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 06/07/2012

Judge Urges FDA To Rethink on Antibiotics in Animal Feed

"A federal judge asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reexamine its decision to reject citizen calls to restrict the use of antibiotics in animal feed, court filings showed. The latest ruling is the second such setback for the FDA over concerns that overuse of antibiotics in animal feed is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'."

Source: Reuters, 06/06/2012


Subscribe to RSS - Environmental Health