The Latest On: Pesticides
Florida tourism promoters are always looking to get stories in the newspaper to lure northern tourists—and their vacation cash—down here. But a recent story in the New York Times wasn’t what they had in mind.
“Florida Algae Bloom Leads to Record Manatee Deaths,” read the national headline on April 6, in the middle of prime winter tourist season.
Americans need a law that will keep them safe from toxic chemicals—before they are allowed to enter the market.
And that’s why we should be thanking Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
Today, Sen. Lautenberg and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by 27 other senators, introduced the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2013,” a landmark bill that seeks to protect families in America from exposure to harmful chemicals.
Bloggers think chemicals in macaroni are cheesy
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the government, schools, parents and medical professionals to take concerted action to protect children from pesticides.
The 60,000-member physicians organization is worried about the growing body of scientific evidence that links these toxic chemicals not only to obvious poisoning but also to subtle health problems kids can be particularly vulnerable to.
Your favorite four-legged companion may get a dose of toxic chemicals the next time you throw him/her a chew toy.