FDA: Artificial Trans Fat Not Safe for Use in Food

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By the Center for Science in the Public Interest In Huge Advance for Public Health, Food Industry Given Deadline to Remove Partially Hydrogenated Oil from Food Supply The Food and Drug Administration has finalized its determination that artificial trans fat is no longer generally recognized as...
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Dust in the Wind

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By Susan Harley and Keith Wrightson, Public Citizen Silica dust is currently a major concern for construction workers and workers in other industries. Respirable silica dust particles cannot be seen with the human eye, and it only takes a small amount of airborne silica dust to create a major...
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The High Cost of Dirty Water

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By David Brodwin, American Sustainable Business Council Recently the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule to protect America’s lakes, rivers and streams. The latest rule prevents the pollution of smaller streams, ditches and wetlands which drain into major rivers. The rule...
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Companies, White House Move to Reduce Antibiotics in Meat, But Will Their Actions Speak as Loud as Their Words?

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By Cameron Harsh, Center for Food Safety Concern over the decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics to treat human infections and its connection to the overuse of antibiotics in animals raised for food is not new. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed fears in the 1970s that...
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Fracking and Water: It’s About More Than Contamination

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By Amanda Frank, Center for Effective Government The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent study on the connection between fracking and water contamination made headlines earlier this month, with environmental groups seeing it as proof that fracking threatens drinking water and...
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Tell Congress: No More Cuts to Lead Poisoning Prevention!

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By Sawyer Mittelstaedt, National Center for Healthy Housing “When my son was poisoned by lead, I had to act. But how?” This was the question posed by Thomas Beller, a New Orleans resident and father whose story of lead poisoning was published yesterday in a New York Times op-ed. Despite...
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House Appropriations Committee Seeks to Undercut Federal Flood Protections

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Bu Joel Scata, Natural Resources Defense Council On June 10, the House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation that increases America’s exposure to flood loss. Mirroring language in the ill-conceived Energy and Water Appropriations bill, the Financial Services and General...
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