• In June 2015 the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) opened a 75 day comment period on whether dosage limits for ionizing radiation should be based on the current Linear No Threshold (LNT) model. The LNT model assumes that every bit of artificial radiation, from a baseline of zero, has an equal chance of producing harm […]

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  • Soaps marketed to consumers using claims of antimicrobial properties may contain one or more chemicals from a list of 19 recently banned by the FDA. The ban was issued September 16 but companies have a year to remove the chemicals or take the soaps off the market. Some of the chemicals are found in other […]

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  • It has recently been suggested that since a graph of the historic use of the herbicide glyphosate tracks very well with an appropriately scaled graph of the number of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) over time, then one must cause the other. This connection cannot be rejected out of hand. However it can […]

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  • The recently passed Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act is a more incremental than radical change to the Toxic Substances Control Act  (TSCA) that it amends.   Now, TSCA applies to all chemicals manufactured including those in use before its original passage in 1976, those introduced in the past 40 years, and all new ones.   TSCA […]

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