Health – GBRI
 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned people to stop using certain makeup products from Claire’s after the agency found them to be contaminated with dangerous asbestos fibers. The chain of stores that sells cosmetics, jewelry and accessories to teens and pre-teens told the FDA that it did not believe the products in question were still […]

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A new research undertaken by European scientists has revealed that children who are exposed to chemicals found in cosmetics and other personal care products, while in the womb or shortly after birth, might be at a higher risk of suffering from lung damage later on. The study found that children exposed to three classes of chemicals—phthalates, parabens […]

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According to sources, the Trump-era EPA has no plans to regulate two toxic chemicals – PFOA and PFOS – under the Safe Drinking Water Act, even though the said chemicals have been linked to kidney and testicular cancer and are contaminating drinking water in the US. The chemicals have been used for decades in products such as Teflon-coated […]

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An undercover footage showing visibly sick cows being illegally trafficked into a Polish slaughterhouse has raised alarms all over the European Union as Poland is the seventh-largest producer of cow meat in the EU. Also, UK is one of Poland’s largest markets for meat and the country supplied 16 million kg of beef worth $64 million to the […]

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A study undertaken by French environment agency ANSES found traces of toxic chemicals in disposable diapers for babies. The chemicals include many banned substances as well as the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. The French government said manufacturers and retailers should ensure that the substances are removed from diapers. The agency said health risks could not be excluded, […]

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In an important step to combat antibiotic resistance, one of the most serious health threats faced by humans, fast food giant McDonald’s announced that it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef globally. Like many others, the restaurant chain uses antibiotics to treat sick animals in its supply chain. According to the World Health Organization, […]

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