Monthly Archives: February 2013

Overwhelmed by Which Cosmetics are Safe and Which Aren’t? 5 Easy Steps to help you

Which are potentially harmful chemicals in cosmetic products we are using everyday? You don’t have to know what all those chemicals are. All you need to do is find companies that make products you can trust. With a little research, you can find those companies who are formulating with your well being in mind, which can significantly raise your odds of finding safer products. Then you can relax, purchase from your trusted companies, and forget about it. Continue reading

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Hanford Nuclear Reservation Tanks Leaking Radioactive Waste Underground

Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, US federal and state officials said Friday, prompting calls for an investigation from a key senator.
Washington Gov. official J.Inslee said the leaking material poses no immediate risk to public safety or the environment because it would take a while — perhaps years — to reach groundwater. Continue reading

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Global agreement to tackle mercury

The European Commission welcomed the successful conclusion of the multilateral negotiations to address the global threat posed to human health and the environment by mercury. This follows the decision of the Governing Council of UNEP in February 2009 to develop a global legally binding instrument on mercury and the subsequent creation of an International Negotiating Committee to conclude on the text of a mercury Treaty that held its final meeting this week. The EU was a key driver for the launch of this negotiating process. Continue reading

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