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dangerous beauty

The A to Z of beauty baddies

George Blacksell

20th September, 2011

Confused by chlorobutanol? Baffled by bronopol? George Blacksell has the skinny on beauty’s nastiest additives more...

Contaminated Bayer site houses get green light despite 'health risks'

Tom Antebi

29th June, 2011

The clean-up of contaminated land earmarked for 380 homes in Cambridgeshire has been 'watered down', according to campaigners, fuelling fears over the potential health impacts of toxic chemicals underground. Tom Antebi reports more...

Behind the Label: Flea Powder

Pat Thomas

11th January, 2011

Flea powder probably isn't something you think often about. But with some frighteningly toxic ingredients you should: they can be deadly for you and your pets


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The Story of Electronics

The Story of Stuff: Electronics

Tom Levitt

10th November, 2010

The latest film from the 'Story of Stuff' team focuses on consumer electronics and the problems of waste, recycling and toxic components more...
Teflon pan

Non-stick pans can affect our hormones, new research suggests

Ecologist

23rd August, 2010

Norwegian study highlights the effects of PFC and PCB chemicals on human health more...
The Idiot Cycle

Emmanuelle Garcia : Chemical companies want the public to feel helpless and not protest

Tom Levitt

6th September, 2010

Emmanuelle Schick Garcia is the director of 'The Idiot Cycle', a new film exposing the chemical industry and how it benefits from the contamination it is causing more...
We may be  underestimating the risk of exposure to chemicals

US Cancer Institute issues stark warning on environmental cancer risk

Ecologist

17th May, 2010

A leading US research body has said the range of confirmed or suspected carcinogens to which we are exposed on a daily basis is cause for serious concern, but UK campaign groups refuse to change their views more...
We may be  underestimating the risk of exposure to chemicals

Study exposes chemical cocktail risk

Ecologist

8th September, 2009

Current levels of safe chemical exposure may need upgrading in light of new study more...
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Teflon Out of the Frying Pan

Pat Thomas

8th December, 2008

Credited in the Guiness book of records as the world's most slippery substance, Teflon has escaped the scrutiny of environmental regulators for 50 years. Now evidence suggests that the chemicals that leak from the Teflon pans during cooking may be more harmful to the environment and human health that DDT more...
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Profitable Pollutants

Ecologist

15th May, 2008

It usually takes a major public health crisis to remove profitable toxins completely from marketplace. In the meantime most of us continue to be exposed to a variety of profitable poisons, including: more...
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Behind the label: Nivea Moisturising Lotion

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2005

Are we being naïve about nivea? By Pat Thomas more...

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