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2009-03-19 11:36:00

China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Israel react to contaminants in popular children's products made by U.S. manufacturers. U.S. Senator Demands FDA Investigation. WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The governments of China and Vietnam are conducting their own safety tests on some baby bath products found to be contaminated with formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane in a report issued March 12 by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Some major Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese retailers have pulled...

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2009-03-15 08:30:00

A new report issued by the consumer safety group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics finds that dozens of commonly-used children's bath products sold in the United States contain carcinogens.The watchdog group commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 best-selling children's products for the presence of 1,4-dioxane.  Additionally, 28 products were tested for the presence of formaldehyde, a by-product of a preservative added to products to prevent bacteria growth and extend...

2009-03-12 23:35:25

Dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with trace amounts of cancer-causing chemicals, a U.S. health advocacy group says. Officials of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says it commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 children's bath products that documented the widespread presence of both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane. The chemicals were not disclosed on product labels because contaminants are exempt from labeling laws, officials of the Campaign for Safe...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

Chemicals Not Listed on Product Labels Due to Weak Regulatory Standards WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, according to product test results released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The chemicals were not disclosed on product labels because contaminants are exempt from labeling laws. This...

2009-02-18 22:32:41

In an experiment, researchers in South Korea found two plants removed most of the chemical formaldehyde from the air within four hours. Kwang Jin Kim of Korea's National Horticultural Research Institute in Seoul said formaldehyde is contained in building materials -- especially new building materials -- including carpeting, curtains, plywood and adhesives. As the gas is emitted from these sources, it deteriorates air quality, which can lead to multiple chemical sensitivity and sick building...

2009-02-18 08:51:11

Air quality improves when live plants introducedThe toxic gas formaldehyde is contained in building materials including carpeting, curtains, plywood, and adhesives. As it is emitted from these sources, it deteriorates the air quality, which can lead to "multiple chemical sensitivity" and "sick building syndrome", medical conditions with symptoms such as allergies, asthma, and headaches. The prevalence of formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOC) is greater in new...

2008-12-09 08:15:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today that its testing laboratory in Hong Kong has earned Third-Party Certifier (TPC) status from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for verification of composite wood products to ensure compliance with formaldehyde emission standards set forth in the California State Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM). SGS is the first testing organization to earn the TPC designation in China, offering local...

2008-11-24 13:11:09

Children of families displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita are showing serious physical and mental health issues, a U.S. hospital study indicates. The report, released Monday by the New York's Children's Health Fund, reviewed medical records of 261 children who lived in a federally funded Baton Rouge trailer park until early summer, USA Today reported. Forty-one percent of children younger than 4 were diagnosed with anemia, more than double the rate of children living in New York City...

2008-10-10 03:00:22

OMAHA, Neb. - Thawing frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it can make you sick if it's not done properly. On Sunday, the government issued a new warning urging consumers to thoroughly cook frozen chicken dinners after 32 people in 12 states were sickened with salmonella poisoning. The problem is that microwaves heat unevenly, and can leave cold spots in the food that harbor dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli, salmonella or listeria. Experts suggest getting a food...

2008-07-30 18:00:45

NEWPORT chemical company Solutia has been awarded for developing an environmentally-friendly clean-up process which could now be taken up by manufacturers across Europe. The company employs 164 people and makes a range of chemicals on its site in Corporation Road, which go into products as diverse as car windscreen safety glass, paints, floor coverings, varnishes and washing powders, as well as water treatment products and heat transfer fluids. It developed the process to deal with the...