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Low Doses Matter

You were right. How often have you been told that the levels of a particular chemical found in the air, soil or water are very low and thus not significant, or that the risks are so low that there is no cause for alarm?  This is what EPA said about dioxin just about a month [...]

New Dioxin Report: What it means

Several weeks ago EPA released the non-cancer portion of the EPA’s health assessment for the chemical known as dioxin. The event passed without industry collapsing, without the public going into panic as was anticipated by the food industry, and basically without the world coming to an end. The myriad forecasts of doom that industry and [...]

Grassroots Environmental Groups Are The 98%

The environmental movement has spent the last five years trying to protect laws and regulation we have and stop the roll back efforts, while also moving new regulations and policies. However, we are failing. For example, millions of dollars were invested in Climate Change legislation and we failed to move any agenda forward. One reason, [...]

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For Sale: American's Health

Who's buying? Not the advocacy groups that work tirelessly to protect people's health and the environment, they can't afford the purchase. It's the American Chemistry Council (ACC) who spent more in the fourth quarter then any quarter in recent history . . . in fact they doubled their spending. ACC, the chief lobbying arm of [...]

Paging Lisa Jackson (and the rest of the EPA)

I still can’t believe it. This week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson delivered a gift to Dow Chemical and the rest of the  chemical industry. I bet you're wondering.  What’d she do?  Nothing. You see, that’s the problem. For twenty seven years, we’ve been waiting for the release of the EPA’s report on the health hazards [...]

Lisa Jackson: Finalize the EPA’s Dioxin Study Once and for All

Pressure is mounting on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to make good on her promise to finalize the EPA’s 25+ year-long delayed Dioxin Reassessment. Today CHEJ’s Executive Director Lois Gibbs sent EPA Administrator Jackson a letter strongly urging EPA to finalize the Dioxin Reassessment once and for all.  Lois has been working on dioxin [...]

What the Chemical Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know!

The American people will panic if they find out there is dangerous levels of dioxin in their food. That’s the argument the chemical and food industries are using to stop the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) scientific report on dioxin.   Really. . . do they really think people will panic rather than take [...]

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