Benzene in the water: fracking and an impending public health crisis in California

Benzene is a naturally occurring chemical, but a known human carcinogen: overexposure can affect your blood and immune system. Benzene exposure is linked to both acute and chronic myelogenous leukemia, and acute lymphocytic leukemia. In short, it’s not a chemical you want in your water. Fracking in California causing benzene water pollution The process of… Learn More »

FDA Taking Measures to Ensure Food Imports From Japan Are Safe

    All milk and milk products as well as fruits and vegetables produced or manufactured from the four Japanese prefectures of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma will be detained upon entry into the United States, according to a recently updated U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Alert.  The food will not be allowed to enter the… Learn More »

Environmental Working Group Releases Results of Three Year Investigation of Contaminants in Municipal Water Supplies

Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable segments of the human population from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants, released the results of a three-year investigation of contaminants in municipal water supplies across the U.S. The report analyzes the results of 20… Learn More »

Drinking Water Contaminated With PCE Tied to Birth Defects

Reports on research tying the drinking of contaminated water by pregnant women to birth defects.