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USA.gov Update: Be Sun Safe

Editor's note: Zinc oxide as nanoparticles used in sunscreens may not be as safe as thought. Also, nanoparticles pollute the environment. Try not use sunscreens based on zinc oxide or silica whenever possible.

Fireworks Laws by State

Some states allow all or most types of consumer fireworks (formerly known as class C fireworks). These include shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman ...
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Lead in kids' blood linked with behavioral and emotional problems

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) <http://www.niehs.nih.gov/> Embargoed for Release: Monday, June 30, 2014, ...
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PFOA promotes breast cancer cell invasion

Wednesday June 25, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study recently published in Toxicology Letters suggests that exposure to a chemical used to make strain-resistant material that ...
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How to check for bedbugs using tips from dermatologists

How to Check For Bedbugs SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 10, 2014) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...
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Presenting EWG's First-Ever Sun Sampler Pack!

Dear Readers, Over the past 35 years, rates of melanoma – the deadliest skin cancer – have tripled in the United States. Finding a sunscreen that helps ...
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Cell phone boosts risk of vestibular schwannomas

Using cell phones may increase risk of vestibulr schwannomas, a Korean new study in Tumor Biology suggests.   The study led by Korean researchers at Yonsei University ...
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Mobile phone radiation harms your brain

Saturday June 1, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Using mobile phones (cell phones) may not cause brain cancer in every user.  But a new study in Neurological ...
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Flame retardant exposure linked to lower IQs -- study

Editor's note: The main source of flame retardant exposure for most people may be carpets at home....
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Indoor Tanning Raises Risk of Melanoma: FDA Strengthens Warnings for Sunlamp Products

Using sunlamp products such as tanning beds or tanning booths increases the risk of skin damage, skin cancer and eye injury, according to the Food ...
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