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Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant

The Latest On: Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant

March 12, 2014 | In the News: Yahoo News

Groups Sue FDA to Disclose Information on Mercury Levels in Seafood

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it failed to respond to a 2011 petition that requested the agency to disclose information about toxic mercury levels in sold seafood. The suit seeks to mandate the FDA require package labeling and clear signage at grocery stores and seafood markets, to inform consumers about the amounts of mercury contained in fish and other seafood.

March 11, 2014 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

L.A. County Assembles 'Strike Team' to Regulate Toxic Polluters

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to create a “strike team”, composed of health officials, prosecutors, fire department officials and others to target facilities emitting toxic pollutants that threaten public health. The initial target will be, a battery recycling plant in Vernon that has been accused of endangering the health of 100,000 people through lead and arsenic emissions.

February 21, 2014 | In the News: The Center for Public Integrity

Revised Safeguards to Protect Farmworkers from Pesticides Fall Short

After 22 years since the last revision, the Environmental Protection Agency introduced new rules to safeguard farmworkers from pesticides exposure by increasing the frequency of mandatory pesticide training and the establishment of buffer zones. However, the new rules fall short as they don’t require worker medical monitoring, sets 16 as the minimum age to handle pesticides, and eliminate a requirement for growers to centrally display information of the pesticides being applied.

January 10, 2013 | Feature

What You Don't Know Can Kill You

What’s colorless and may cause cancer? The chemical industry doesn’t want you to know the answer is styrene—but Earthjustice is taking them on to reveal the truth.