All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘chemicals’

More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders

A new study out of Harvard has identified six new chemicals that may be related to spikes in brain disorders in children. Researchers are concerned that toxic chemicals may be part of the rise in autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and dyslexia diagnoses over the past few decades. The study, published this weekend in the journal Lancet Neurology, has labeled …

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Subway Will Remove Chemicals From Bread

Subway announced that they will be removing the chemical that’s been soaking inside their bread. This is the same chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles. The recent change was announced after a food blogger received more than 50,000 signatures in a petition urging the sub chain to stop using the harsh chemical. Subway claims to have already been …

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West Virginia Chemical Spill Affects Drinking Water

On Thursday, a tank at Freedom Industries leaked dangerous chemicals into the Elk River in Charleston, Virginia. Nine counties in West Virginia have been warned not to drink, bathe, cook or do laundry with their tap water because of the contamination hazards posed by this spill. The chemical is a foaming agent that is used in processing coal, and approximately …

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Geismar Explosion: Fatality Report Comes In

At least one person is dead and more than sixty were injured early this morning after an explosion rocked a chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana. 30 people were taken to nearby hospitals, some of whom had to be airlifted. Authorities are assessing the damage and investigating the cause today, as well as trying to contain the area. It’s not known …

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