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Kroger should stop selling canned goods with toxic chemicals in the linings, UC Professor Heather Zoller says
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Kroger should stop selling canned goods with toxic chemicals in the linings, UC Professor Heather Zoller says

CINCINNATI — “As the largest grocery chain in the U.S., Kroger has the market power to have toxic chemicals like BPA removed from food packaging and products sold in its stores. To its credit, Kroger has recognized this is a problem and pledged action on BPA. Five years ago, Kroger […]

A series of lawsuits contend that DuPont's Washington Works chemical plant on the Ohio River west of Parkersburg, West Virgina dumped toxins into the river that have sickened thousands of people. photo: Craig Holman | Dispatch  photo
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DuPont loses another ‘bellwether’ C8 lawsuit

COLUMBUS — “David Freeman hugged Michael Papantonio after a federal court jury awarded him $5.1 million on Wednesday in his lawsuit against DuPont. The Marietta College professor might give his attorney a bear hug later this week after the same jury, which decided the company had acted with malice when […]

Protesters stood outside a Kroger's shareholding meeting to protest the use of BPA, a controversial chemical used in food packaging.
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Protesters gather outside Kroger shareholder’s meeting

OVER-THE-RHINE — “The songs and chants of a group of about 50 protesters marching on the Kroger shareholder meeting at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts echoed up and down Central Parkway Thursday morning. The protesters marched in the name of consumer’s and farm worker’s rights. It would have been […]

Our bodies have so many more cancer-causing chemicals than we thought
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Our bodies have so many more cancer-causing chemicals than we thought

WASHINGTON, DC — “An estimated 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. While some of this is rooted in sheer genetics, many of these cases may be sparked by substances in the air, soil, food, and materials around us. A new report released today by the Environmental […]

Sweeping overhaul of nation’s chemical-safety laws clears final legislative hurdle
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Sweeping overhaul of nation’s chemical-safety laws clears final legislative hurdle

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Senate passed legislation Tuesday evening that will overhaul the way the federal government regulates every chemical sold on the market in the United States. The bipartisan accord represents the most sweeping environmental measure to pass Congress in a quarter-century. The bill, which drew support from the […]

Ohio Consumer and health advocates call on Kroger to ban toxic BPA in canned foods
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Ohio Consumer and health advocates call on Kroger to ban toxic BPA in canned foods

CINCINNATI —Concerned parents and local health advocates from Ohio Citizen Action today joined a national movement to urge major grocery chain Kroger to stop selling canned foods packaged with toxic bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma and […]

Chemical Breakdown: Part 1
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Chemical Breakdown: Part 1

  HOUSTON, TX — “All over America and across greater Houston, capital of the nation’s petrochemical industry, hundreds of chemicals pose serious threats to public safety at facilities that may be unknown to most neighbors and are largely unpoliced by government at all levels, a yearlong Houston Chronicle investigation reveals. […]

Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes
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Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes

CHICAGO, IL — “PCB emissions may still threaten residents of Chicago and other Great Lakes communities, according to a recently published study that calls for legislation to control the largest sources of the longtime pollutant. Classified as a ‘persistent environmental pollutant’ by the EPA, PCBs cause cancer in people and […]

FOR DECADES 3M was the primary producer of C8, or PFOA, and was the sole producer of a related chemical known as PFOS.
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Lawsuits charge that 3M knew about the dangers of Its chemicals

ST PAUL, MN— “Based on the company’s own research, the complaint argues, 3M ‘knew or should have known’ that PFCs harm human health and the environment and that the chemicals would leach from their disposal sites into and “result in injury, destruction, and loss of natural resources of the State.” […]

Conservationists get a seat at Ohio River pollution discussions
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Conservationists get a seat at Ohio River pollution discussions

CINCINNATI — “Conservation and environmental groups will now have a formal seat at the table when regulators meet to review water quality issues and standards for the Ohio River – a status enjoyed by the power industry and other groups for years. Last month the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation […]