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  • China explosion: City of Shandong rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory

    08/31/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 63 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2015 | Alex Wellman
    A massive explosion has ripped through a region in China. (snip) The explosion was seen and heard in the industrial zone of Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong, just before 11.30pm local time.
  • WaPo confirms: As lawyer, Elizabeth Warren worked to limit Dow Chemical’s liability to breast implan

    07/23/2019 7:20:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    LEGALINSURRECTION.COM ^ | 7/21/2019 | William A. Jacobson
    Warren’s legal work for Dow Chemical, first exposed by Legal Insurrection during the 2012 Senate campaign, was not to help the women, as Warren claims: “Warren’s expertise was used by a company fighting in court to limit its liability and payments to the women.” Timing is everything in politics, and Elizabeth Warren received a huge break when a devastating Washington Post investigation of Warren’s legal practice when she was a law professor was published on Monday, July 15, 2019. That was the day after Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested...
  • If You Accept Science, You Accept Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer

    10/21/2018 7:36:17 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 101 replies
    The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man’s terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma). Following the court’s order for manufacturer Monsanto to compensate the former school ground’s keeper US$289 million, more than 9,000 people are reportedly also suing the company. In light of this, Cancer Council Australia is calling for Australia to review glyphosate’s safety. And tonight’s Four Corner’s report centres around Monsanto’s possible cover-up of the evidence for a link between glyphosate and cancer. Juries don’t decide science, and this latest court case produced no new scientific data....
  • Common WiFi Can Detect Weapons, Bombs and Chemicals in Bags

    08/16/2018 5:00:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Rutgers ^ | 8/14/18 | Todd Bates
    Rutgers-led study demonstrates low-cost technology for security screening at public venues like stadiums, theme parks and schoolsOrdinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led study. The researchers’ suspicious object detection system is easy to set up, reduces security screening costs and avoids invading privacy such as when screeners open and inspect bags, backpacks and luggage. Traditional screening typically requires high staffing levels and costly specialized equipment. “This could have a great impact in protecting the public from dangerous objects,” said...
  • Good Catch Foods Reels In $8.7 Million for Plant-Based Seafood

    08/11/2018 2:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Spoon ^ | August 8, 2018 | Catherine Lamb
    Good Catch Foods, the Pennsylvania-based startup which makes seafood out of plants, closed an $8.7 million Series A funding round yesterday. This ups their Series A from the $5.5 million the company announced in April. The round was led by New Crop Capital with participation from Stray Dog Capital, the PHW Group, Blue Horizon, and others. Founded in 2016, Good Catch Foods is developing plant-based alternatives to shredded tuna, crab cakes, and fish patties. They’re aiming to bring their fish-free tuna, which comes in three flavors and has roughly half the protein of “real” tuna, to market by 2019. According...
  • Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in California Roundup cancer trial

    08/10/2018 3:42:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/10/18 | Tina Bellon
    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to trial. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed...
  • Study: Bacon, hot dogs, bad for mental health

    07/19/2018 6:08:13 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 47 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/18/2018 | Scott Berson
    Eating a lot of hot dogs, beef jerky, salami and other processed meats could do more than just add a few extra pounds — it could cause a serious mental condition called mania. That’s according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine published July 18 (National Hot Dog Day) in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The study found a link between consumption of nitrates, which are chemicals used to cure and process meat snacks, and episodes of mania, “a serious neuropsychiatric condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality.” Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article215089580.html#storylink=cpy
  • Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

    05/22/2018 8:24:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 22, 2018 | Carey Gillam
    In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of RoundupAt the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in ( California), hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate. On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take ( the global seed and chemical company) to trial on allegations that it has spent...
  • Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show

    05/08/2018 11:10:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Unk
    Monsanto introduced its glyphosate-based Roundup brand in 1974. But it is only now, after more than 40 years of widespread use, that the government is investigating the toxicity of “glyphosate-based herbicides” on human cells.
  • Could sunscreen be destroying our coral reefs? Hawaii lawmakers say yes

    05/02/2018 6:35:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    See BS ^ | 5/02/18 | CHRISTOPHER BRITO
    Hawaii is set to become the first state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals believed to be harmful to the environment. State lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that prohibits the sale and distribution of over-the-counter sunscreens containing oxybenzone or octinoxate, two chemicals that have been found to "cause genetic damage to coral and other marine organisms." "These chemicals have also been shown to degrade corals' resiliency and ability to adjust to climate change factors and inhibit recruitment of new corals," the bill reads. The contamination is "constantly refreshed and renewed everyday" by swimmers and beachgoers, according to the...
  • Syria war: At least 70 reported dead in suspected gas attack

    04/07/2018 8:58:49 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 185 replies
    BBC ^ | April 7, 2018 | BBC News
    "The US state department said it is monitoring the "very disturbing" reports, and that Russia - which is fighting alongside the Syrian government - should be held responsible if deadly chemicals had been used."
  • Explosion at Eastman Chemical Plant, Kingsport, TN

    10/04/2017 8:30:37 AM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 55 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | October 4, 2017 | who knows what evil?
    My wife just called to report an explosion at the Eastman Chemical Plant, located in Kingsport, Tennessee. She said that the blast shook the building she works in, roughly two miles away. Media just arriving on scene, so no details as of yet.
  • Trix wWith Artificial Flavors Is Coming Back After Customer Complaints

    09/25/2017 10:32:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | 9/25
    <p>Sometimes, it’s nice to eat healthy. Other times, you just want artificial flavoring in your cereal.</p> <p>General Mills gets that now. A year and a half after the company removed artificial colors and flavors from its Trix cereal, it’s bringing them back.</p>
  • Two explosions at flooded Texas chemical plant: Fifteen police officers hospitalized after blast...

    08/31/2017 5:35:36 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 31 August 2017 | Associated Press and Ann Schmidt
    Two explosions have occurred at a chemical plant outside of Houston, hours after a spokesman warned a gas explosion was imminent. The explosions came after The Arkema Inc plant in Crosby, Texas, lost power and its backup generators amid Harvey's days-long deluge, leaving it without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. Just after 2am local time, the Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions at the plant and black smoke rising from the facility. The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said that at least one officer had been taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes following the...
  • Chemicals In Yoga Mats And Sofas Can Cause Infertility, Study Claims

    08/28/2017 12:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay ^ | August 25, 2017
    Flame retardant chemicals used in products like yoga mats, sofas, car seats, and even phone cases are being linked to infertility, according to a new study. Researchers at Harvard University say organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) found in a patient’s body lowered their chances of a successful pregnancy. PFRs are used in polyurethane foam found in many products used by both adults and children. “These findings suggest that exposure to PFRs may be one of many risk factors for lower reproductive success,” lead author Courtney Carignan said. The researchers looked at 211 women undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatment and discovered over 80...
  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army
  • Formaldehyde Forcing Out Hundreds of New Homeowners

    A cancer causing chemical is forcing hundreds of homeowners nationwide out of their new homes after a Seattle-based company used formaldehyde on floor joists.
  • Chemical company to add 200 jobs in North Carolina (Average salary of $78,000)

    08/15/2017 4:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WNCT-TV ^ | August 15, 2017 | The Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A specialty chemical company plans to expand in North Carolina and create 200 jobs over five years. Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration announced Monday that Albemarle Corp. expects to invest more than $10 million over five years on an expansion in Cleveland County that will add 170 jobs through 2022. The company also expects to add 30 jobs at its headquarters in Charlotte. The company already employs 150 people in Kings Mountain and 130 in Charlotte....
  • Chemicals Found in Cereal Is Making Us Obese: Study

    08/12/2017 8:07:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017
    You may want to rethink having that bowl of corn flakes for breakfast. New research by experts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles show that cereal is making people obese. Published in the journal of Nature Communications, the paper states that chemical ingredients commonly used in breakfast cereals are having distressing effects on our bodies. Looking at the effects of three different chemicals commonly ingested or exposed to humans, they found that each one was damaging the hormones needed to communicate between our brains and our stomach. When all three were combined, the damage was worse. One of the...
  • Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

    08/07/2017 3:44:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-7-17 | Sharon Bernstein
    Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital. The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of it exported to other states...