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126 Species of Fish Contaminated With Cocktail of Pharmaceuticals

126 Species of Fish Contaminated With Cocktail of Pharmaceuticals

Researchers who found high levels of pharmaceuticals in the blood and tissues of bonefish believe the contamination may be contributing to the decline of not only bonefish, but also more than 125 other species that bonefish feed on. The researchers said their findings raise concerns for Florida’s commercial fisheries and for the health of humans who eat fish. “These findings are truly alarming,” said Jennifer Rehage, Ph.D., the study’s ...
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FDA Launches Investigation Into Popular Breakfast Cereal After Numerous Reports of People Falling Ill

FDA Launches Investigation Into Popular Breakfast Cereal After Numerous Reports of People Falling Ill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reportedly opened an investigation into Lucky Charms Cereal after hundreds of people have filed reports claiming to have gotten sick after eating it. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported by consumers include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting after eating the extremely popular snack, according to hundreds of incident reports submitted online to the food safety ...
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EWG’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

EWG’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Today the Environmental Working Group announced that strawberries, spinach and leafy greens are again the top offenders on its 2022 Dirty Dozen™ – a list of the most pesticide-contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables, based on the latest tests by the Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Pesticide residues were found on over 70 percent of the non-organic produce tested by the USDA and FDA, continuing a problem highlighted ...
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Global study finds the extent of pharmaceutical pollution in the world's rivers

Global study finds the extent of pharmaceutical pollution in the world’s rivers

A new study looking at the presence of pharmaceuticals in the world’s rivers found concentrations at potentially toxic levels in more than a quarter of the locations studied. The new study looked at 258 rivers across the globe, including the Thames in London and the Amazon in Brazil, to measure the presence of 61 pharmaceuticals, such as carbamazepine, metformin and caffeine. The researchers studied rivers in ...
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Study: Millions consuming 'invisible toxic cocktail' of cancer-linked chemicals

Study: Millions consuming ‘invisible toxic cocktail’ of cancer-linked chemicals

Millions of Americans are unknowingly ingesting water that includes “an invisible toxic cocktail” of cancer-linked chemicals, a new survey of the nation’s tap water has found. The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2021 Tap Water Database, available to the public as of Wednesday, revealed contamination from toxins like arsenic, lead and “forever chemicals” — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — in the drinking water of tens of millions ...
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