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  • Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Commonly Used Air Toxics in Unconventional Oil Development in the Los Angeles Basin

    INTRODUCTION For the first time in California, operators of oil and gas wells have been forced to disclose some of the chemicals they use in extreme oil and gas production techniques. These reports confirm that dangerous extraction methods are using harmful and toxic chemicals and exposing Californians to unacceptable risks. Starting June 4, 2013, the […]

  • Environmentalists seek testing of South Jersey water

    PAULSBORO Environmentalists are calling on the federal government to investigate their concerns that a South Jersey chemical plant may be contaminating drinking water with carcinogenic chemicals, and accusing state officials of years of inaction on the issue. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, an advocacy group that seeks to protect the river’s watershed, says public health is […]

  • Narrabri Shire: Drinkable water before any fluoride addition

    As the NSW opposition pushes legislation that would force local councils to fluoridate drinking water, residents here are demanding water that is drinkable in the first place. Many homes in Narrabri have discoloured water flowing from sink taps. Some families The Courier has spoken with say they would welcome fluoride, but only if the water […]

  • Welcome to Kochworld

    To see how the Koch brothers’ free-market industry utopia operates, look no further than Corpus Christi, Texas, where the billionaires own two oil refineries. Until her son got sick, Latricia Jones never thought much about the air she breathes or who was polluting it. At 31, she’d spent nearly her entire life in Corpus Christi’s Hillcrest […]

  • Extensive Use of Fluorinated Substances Has Potential Harmful Effects

    More and more scientific studies indicate that perfluorinated substances are carcinogenic or otherwise hazardous to health. In the Nordic countries, new per- and polyfluorinated substances are used to replace the known harmful ones. However, there is a need for new detection methods and more knowledge on their exposure and toxicity. An international workshop in Denmark […]

  • Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States).

    Funders who supported this work: NIDCR NIH, HHS (1) References  Articles referenced by this article (43) Link MP, Eilber F (1997) Osteosarcoma. In: Pizzo PA, Poplack DG (eds) Principles and practice of oediatric oncology, 3rd edn. Lippincott-Raven Co., Philadelphia, pp 889–920 Bone cancers. Dorfman HD, Czerniak B. Cancer, (1 Suppl):203-210 1995. MED: 8000997 Incidence and […]

  • Tests heighten worries about toxins in water in Paulsboro-West Deptford

    A chemical company operating in West Deptford said it has begun testing public water supplies for PFCs, a potentially carcinogenic class of chemicals that has been previously detected there, in an effort to find the source of the contamination. The announcement by Solvay Solexis came days after officials in nearby Paulsboro said they had found […]

  • Fipronil: State finds dangerous chemicals being applied illegally

    Molecular structure of Fipronil: INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Dangerous chemicals are being found inside Indiana restaurants, nursing homes, hotels and health clinics. They may even be inside your home. The substances were put there purposely to control pests. But, I-Team 8 discovered the residue they leave behind could be harming your health. I-Team 8 dug through […]

  • The Basics of Regulatory Toxicology: Protecting the Public from Harmful substances

    Dear Supporter: Before we get to Paul’s essay on Toxicology a quick update on our fundraiser. Yesterday we raised $600 from 15 donors bringing our current total to $32,575 from 239 donors. We are expecting a little spurt today as another generous supporter has promised to double today’s donations up to a total $1000. So this […]

  • Quotes from professionals on fluoridation – 2007

    The following quotes come from professionals who signed the Statement Calling for an End to Water Fluoridation. On August 9, 2007, the Fluoride Action Network released a statement calling for an end to fluoridation signed by over 600 professionals. Concurrent with its release, FAN made available the following quotes from some of the signers. PROFESSIONALS’ […]