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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) had been working for several years to warn people of the effects of bisphenol A (BPA). The EWG has also been working to get state and federal agencies to regulate BPA. Diane Feinstein, Democrat of California, was in the makings of a deal after months of negotiations. The deal agreed […]
vOn average females use twenty personal products everyday while males use about six. Almost all of these products contain toxic chemicals that are known carcinogens, cause allergies, disrupt hormones, irritate skin, and have adverse affects on reproductive and neurological systems. The companies that make these products also regulate the law on what amount of toxicity […]
The use of synthetic cannabis manufactured as K2 (also known as “spice”) to get “high” is legal under Federal Drug Laws despite the side effects from the use of this product. Some states have mandated laws prohibiting the sales of this product, while in most it remains unregulated and legal. K2 has only been tested […]
Over the years the Japanese have been going on annual dolphin hunts. The Japanese have issued over 23,000 dolphin hunting permits each year. This is giving permission to hunters to kill thousands of dolphins in the six month period from September to March. The way these dolphins are being killed is brutal and inhumane. The […]