In Case You Missed It…

Eco news for June 6-12
  •  Greenpeace posted the above banner on Mattel’s building June 7. Mattel is wrapping its Barbie brand in rainforest sourced paper pulp from Indonesia and Greenpeace is fighting back. 
  • The National Institute of Health finally declared formaldehyde a carcinogen. Lets hope they start removing it from vaccines and children’s products. 
  • Huffington Post reports that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide causes birth defects and the industry has known for years- 31 years to be exact. The report states, “regulators knew as long ago as 1980 that glyphosate, the chemical on which Roundup is based, can cause birth defects in laboratory animals.” 
  • The FDA finally admits chicken meat tests positive for arsenic. Chickens have purposefully been fed a arsenic drug for the past 60 years and the FDA has denied that it remained in the meat until now. Roxarsone, a drug manufactured by Pfizer- a vaccine company, will soon be pulled from shelves. Though there are other arsenic drugs still remaining. 
  • “According to the EPA, reduced emissions from this new air toxics rule will save as many as 17,000 American lives every year by 2015, and will prevent up to 120,000 cases of childhood asthma. We must put our support behind this lifesaving new emissions standard! Tell the EPA to uphold this rule and protect Americans from dangerous air pollution.” 
  • The ban on breastfeeding in GA has been lifted! 2 weeks ago, Forest Park, GA banned breastfeeding in public of any child older than 24 months. After nurse ins and many complaints, the ban was lifted.
  • 2 more days to vote for The Toxies! Be sure to make your people’s choice award before the 14th. Toxies are June 16 in L.A. 
  • Dr. Mercola suggests you should never heat plastic, even if it says BPA free. BPA expert Frederic vom Saal said that all plastic leeches BPA when microwaved. Plastic containing BPA has even leeched from being heated in a dishwasher. 
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