Recent tests show Atrazine at levels above the safe threshold at dozens of testing sites, including some in Texas. This pesticide, known for feminizing male frogs, has been found to affect human fertility and raise the risk of breast and prostate cancer. A frog expert in Berkeley wants Atrazine banned.
There’s a new game in the battle over chemicals in consumer products and it appears to set titan against titan, by enlisting Big Box stores in the effort to get toxic chemicals out of cosmetics, furniture and household goods. The opposing titan is, of course, the chemical industry, which has fought strong government oversight for decades. Here’s how the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition hopes to win.
Campbell’s soup lovers, who may not love that the world’s largest soup maker uses the harmful chemical BPA in its can linings, may soon be able to rekindle their love affair with the company’s immortal chicken noodle soup.
Campbell’s has announced that it will indeed it replace BPA with a safer alternative in its epoxy steel can liners, as soon as it finds “feasible alternatives, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.