The latest: ACSH Advisor Dr. C.S. Prakash receives the 2015 Borlaug CAST (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology) Communicator Award, blood DNA test could detect cancer tumors, and CSPC watchdog puts agency to task for shoddy science.
Former CPSC Commissioner Nord takes the Commission to task for shoddy science, apparently rendered in service to a pre-determined decision to regulate another safe and useful chemical right off the market.
The American Council on Science and Health consulted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on the plasticizer chemical known as diisononylphthalate (DINP) regarding its Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report and the resulting proposed "Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates"
The Consumer Product Safety Commission makes some questionable recommendations, especially regarding phthalates
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) consists of five appointees charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency s jurisdiction ¦such
Dr. Josh Bloom on Science 2.0, July 14, 2014. The fad du jour (and I defy you to find a non-du jour day) is something that sounds like an absolute win-win. It has all the correct buzzwords green, sustainable, environmentally friendly, endocrine disruptors, bioaccumulation. And many more. Today it's buildings...[Read more.]
Phthalates given a reprieve by the EU surprisingly, given European devotion to the Precautionary Principle
Denmark s political agenda against endocrine disrupting phthalates brought to a halt by the authorities of the EU. Wiser heads prevail, unusual over there, but there is no solid evidence that phthalate plasticizers are harmful.
Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) is used in numerous household products to make them flexible or pliant. Numerous international scientific panels have concluded that the commercial use of DINP
Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) was added to California's ever-growing Proposition 65 list of known carcinogens late last year. However, Elissa Sterry, VP for ExxonMobil s Intermediates
Plasticizer chemicals phthalates by name again found to be safe for infants and toddlers in toys. Also safe in sex toys, so that covers the entire age range, it would seem.
Another useful, safe chemical bites the dust, thanks to California's ridiculous Prop 65, which lists chemicals as dangerous "at the drop of a rat." This time, it's the ubiquitous "high phthalate," DINP. Good luck finding a replacement!