If chemicals are carcinogens, should the government hide that information?
October 6, 2012 - New York Times, Nicholas D. Kristoff
WHO knew that carcinogens had their own lobby in Washington?
The industry’s strategy is to lobby Congress to cut off money for the Report on Carcinogens, a 500-page consensus document published every two years by the National Institutes of Health, containing the best information about what agents cause cancer.
Just consider formaldehyde, which is found in everything from nail polish to kitchen countertops, fabric softeners to carpets. Largely because of its use in building materials, we breathe formaldehyde fumes when we’re inside our homes. Just one other fact you should know: According to government scientists, it causes cancer.
The larger issue is whether the federal government should be a watchdog for public health, or a lap dog for industry... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunday/kristof-the-cancer-lobby.html?_r=0
Reversing The Burden Of Proof: More than 80,000 chemicals permitted for use in the U.S. have never been fested http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2765494206/reversing-the-burden-of-proof-more-than-80-000-chemicals-permitted-for-use-in-the-u-s-have-never-been-fully-tested-for-toxicity-to-humans
Formaldehyde Should Not Be In Our Houses, No Matter How "Natural" Big Chem Says It Is http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2965701243/formaldehyde-should-not-be-in-our-houses-no-matter-how-natural-big-chem-says-it-is
Excess Cancers and Deaths with GM Feed: the Stats Stand Up http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Excess_cancers_and_deaths_from_GM_feed_stats_stand_up.php
UNEP Global Chemicals Outlook Report http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2909863229/unep-global-chemicals-outlook-report
Nov. 27, 2012 The Guardian Environment
Siberia's pesticide dumps may prove a bigger hazard than nuclear waste http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/27/siberia-pesticides-toxic-waste-pollution