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2010-07-08 21:15:00

Applauds federal government for taking steps to reduce formaldehyde emissions; warns of additional health risks associated with exposure to other chemical emissions ATLANTA, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute applauds U.S. lawmakers and President Obama for passing and signing into law Wednesday the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act (S.1660). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090401/DC92292LOGO-b ) (Logo:...

2010-07-01 17:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, GSA (General Services Administration) Administrator Martha N. Johnson, and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Administrator W. Craig Fugate regarding press reports that formaldehyde tainted trailers and temporary housing units (THUs) are being sold and lived in by oil spill cleanup workers temporarily...

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2010-06-07 08:55:00

Cycle helmets are available in a wide range of types, including foldable models, models fitted with a flashing rear light or featuring an iPhone display. In the future, they will start to smell distinctively if they need to be replaced. A new process causes odoriferous oils to exude from plastic materials if they are cracked. Cycling crash helmets have just one purpose: to protect the cyclist"Ëœs head. But only completely damage-free helmets do the job properly. It is therefore...

2010-02-16 09:00:00

LAVAL, QC, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ - Uniboard, a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a manufacturer of Ultra Low Emission Formaldehyde (ULEF) particleboard by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Uniboard's use of ULEF resin in the production of NU Green has earned the company an exemption from the requirements of section 93120.3(b) of the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from...

2010-01-14 07:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It is used to preserve cedar boards and dead bodies. It's one of the most reactive allergens known. It's been shown to cause and trigger asthma, destroy living cells, and cause cancer in laboratory animals. And you may be putting it on every morning. Formaldehyde has several ways of slipping into the products we use daily, in everything from nail hardener to shampoo. Its use as a preservative in cosmetics is banned in Sweden and Japan, but U.S....

2009-12-08 15:20:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine stuffing a loved one's stocking with skin rash, anaphylactic shock, hormonal disruption and carcinogens. It sounds crazy, but well-intentioned shoppers do it to the people they love every year. As Americans have become more careful than ever about things like the food we eat, the paint we use on our walls and the way we dispose of our consumer waste, most are still at substantial risk from the cosmetic beauty products we use on a daily...

2009-11-22 08:09:18

Long durations of exposure to formaldehyde used for embalming in the funeral industry were associated with an increased risk of death from myeloid leukemia, according to a new study published online November 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies have shown excess mortality from lymphohematopoietic malignancies and brain cancer in anatomists, pathologists, and funeral industry workers, all of whom may have worked with formaldehyde. For this study, researchers at...

2009-10-21 18:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricanes Katrina and Rita taught valuable lessons about emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and the importance of providing safe emergency housing for disaster victims. High levels of formaldehyde in some temporary housing raised health concerns for citizens of these ravaged areas. According to public health officials, acute and chronic health effects of formaldehyde exposure can vary depending on individual sensitivity. Formaldehyde...

2009-09-22 10:47:00

Health groups, nurses meet with Johnson & Johnson to discuss toxic ingredients SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association raises fresh concerns that the chemical preservative used in America's leading baby shampoo may be causing increased rates of allergic contact dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin that varies from mild irritation to rashes and open sores. The paper states that quaternium 15, a...

2009-04-29 09:00:00

Sen. Gillibrand's Bill Directs Cosmetic Industry to Clean Up Its Act NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) took action to protect children's health by introducing the Safe Baby Products Act, which directs the Federal Drug Administration to investigate and regulate hazardous contaminants in personal care products marketed to or used by children. Gillibrand introduced the bill in response to a study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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