Chemicals

"Bees Facing a Poisoned Spring"

"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."

Source: UK Independent, 01/20/2011

EPA Threatens Legal Action Against Sellers of Fake Coronavirus Cleaners

"The Environmental Protection Agency warned Friday that disinfectants and sanitizers falsely claiming to protect against the coronavirus are flooding the market and threatened legal action against retailers that sell unregistered products."

Source: NY Times, 04/06/2020

"Public Health: Years Of Toxic Leaks Raise Cancer Risk In Refinery Town"

"ARTESIA, N.M. — When the new pastor arrived at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church a few years back, he was struck by the sight and smell of the towering refinery a block east of his chapel. The Rev. A.L. Vijaya Raju had a question: Were fumes from the flares, pipes and tanks to blame for breathing problems afflicting some parishioners?"

Source: Greenwire, 04/03/2020

"EPA Should Warn More Residents About Ethylene Oxide Risk: IG"

"The EPA has failed to warn residents who live near most plants that emit significant amounts of the carcinogenic gas ethylene oxide about the potential dangers to their health, the agency’s inspector general concluded Tuesday."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/01/2020

"Revealed: Monsanto Predicted Crop System Would Damage US Farms"

"The US agriculture giant Monsanto and the German chemical giant BASF were aware for years that their plan to introduce a new agricultural seed and chemical system would probably lead to damage on many US farms, internal documents seen by the Guardian show."

Source: Guardian, 03/31/2020

"Shuttered Toxic Gas-Emitting Plant May Reopen to Fight Virus"

"A commercial sterilizing plant in Georgia that was shut down last year for storing and using a volatile carcinogenic gas on medical equipment may be closer to reopening to help meet the growing demand for clean masks, gowns, and gloves to fight the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/25/2020

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