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2014-06-10 12:23:18

Groups Say Workers Could Be Exposed To More Than Three Times The Amount Of Chemicals Of US Workers. Consumers Take Action With New Mock "App;" 20,000 Have So Far Signed Petition Urging Action by Apple. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amidst mounting consumer pressure on Apple to address worker safety in its supplier factories, 80 environmental and human rights organizations, socially responsible investment firms, and occupational health professionals from 27...

2013-06-19 23:24:17

The organic intimate apparel business is steadily gaining momentum among women who want to avoid hazardous chemicals and toxins in their clothing. Luxury cotton lingerie brand Skin´s organic line recently sold out at the luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter in its first two days and has experienced similar sales reactions at Bloomingdale´s, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The organic intimate apparel business is steadily gaining...

2012-09-14 23:00:24

Vubiz is excited to announce the new Hazard Communication Standard 2012 online course. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Vubiz is excited to announce the new Hazard Communication Standard 2012 online course which is now updated to adopt the GHS (Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals). This new standard will improve safety through more effective and streamlined communication on chemical hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor just adopted GHS into law,...

2011-12-21 12:00:00

Essential Safe Products (ESP) is committed to helping families live a healthy and non-toxic lifestyle in the kitchen and on-the-go as well as promoting a healthy and sustainable environment. To help families become more aware about hazardous chemicals this holiday season, ESP has put together a list of tips for a non-toxic and food safe holiday. Plantation, Florida (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Essential Safe Products (ESP) has put together a list tips for a non-toxic, BPA free, and food-safe...

2011-10-27 12:00:00

ESP will be exhibiting at the Wyland Living Green Fair in Boca Raton, FL on November 5th and 6th to help promote awareness about hazardous chemicals and encourage prevention through non-toxic and chemical free kitchen and on-the-go products. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 On November 5-6, Essential Safe Products (ESP) will be exhibiting at the annual Wyland Living Green Fair in Boca Raton, FL, to help spread awareness about hazardous chemicals and assist in prevention through the...

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2011-07-14 06:00:00

The environmental group Greenpeace reported this week that eight samples of wastewater discharged from two factories in the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China, contained "a cocktail of hazardous chemicals". The factories supply materials that make up major clothing brands such as Nike and Adidas, reports the AFP news agency. Hormonal problems down river from these factories are being linked to the waste that is dumped into these important water sources. The Yangtze, China's longest...

2011-05-17 11:28:44

Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach to the surroundings. In studies conducted at the University of Gothenburg, a third of the tested plastic products released toxic substances, including 5 out of 13 products intended for children. "Considering how common plastic products are, how quickly the production of plastic has increased and the amount of chemicals that humans and the environment are exposed to, it is important to replace the most hazardous substances in...

2011-05-04 14:10:03

Environmental health experts say current law falls short and urge federal government to work with partners to address gaps that leave the public vulnerable With growing evidence of the link between exposure to toxic chemicals and chronic diseases, especially in children, the United States needs to step up its efforts to protect the public from hazardous chemicals, say researchers writing in the May issue of Health Affairs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stymied by the outdated...


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