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The Hidden Dangers of Soil Contamination

A few years ago, I developed a site locating on a map all contaminated sites in Montreal, Canada. This was done in an open data hackathon, with a team made of open data specialists as well as McGill University professors specialized in urban development. 670 more words

Cardiovascular

Toxic Receipts Are Ending Up In The Hands Of Unwitting Shoppers

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — The store clerk hands them to you all the time, but paper receipts pose a potential health hazard.

Receipts come in handy if you want to return something, but now an environmental watchdog group is warning that those slips of paper could pose a health risk. 375 more words

News

Baby teethers may contain low levels of BPA, other chemicals, study warns

Parents rely on teething rings and soothers to ease their baby’s aching gums, but new research is warning that these products may be leaching low levels of harmful chemicals, even if they’re labelled as BPA-free or non-toxic. 461 more words

Health

Study: Even 'BPA-Free' Baby Teethers Contain The Potentially Harmful Compound

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After analyzing 59 different types of baby teething products, American Chemical Society researchers have found that all contained BPA, even the ones that were labeled BPA-free or non-toxic. 286 more words

Local

Nonstick Nonfatal

If you haven’t done this already, get yourself a nice ceramic sauté pan and throw away your old Teflon (PTFE coated) pans.
(Is this a Holiday sales idea to boost the economy?   267 more words

Disease Relief - Prevention

These Canned Foods are the Worst for BPA

A new study backs up concerns about exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, from food cans and jar lids.

The chemical can disrupt hormones and is linked to a range of health problems. 378 more words

Canada

Oregon Local News - PGE offers peek at renewable energy future

Portland General Electric submitted a more than 800-page plan to state energy regulators Tuesday that charts how it proposes to start phasing out coal power and boost renewable energy, while meeting the energy needs of Oregon’s growing population and industry. 11 more words

Portland Tribune