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Park Kicks Dirty Chemical Sprays For Greener, More Entertaining Weeders

Instead of toxic chemicals or heavy machinery, these adorable landscapers are hard at work clearing this park of invasive plants.

FDA Finally Bans Antibacterial Soaps Containing Triclosan and 18 Other Chemicals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday issued a final rule that will ban many commonly used consumer antiseptic soaps. Companies will no longer be...

Gardening Giant Ortho to Drop Chemicals Linked to Bee Deaths

One of the largest home and garden pesticide makers in America is halting its use of a chemical blamed for killing honey bees. Among several...

How Big Chains From Walmart to H&M Are Cleaning Up Chemicals

Thousands of synthetic chemicals are used to create toys, clothes, makeup, cleaning products, and all of the other items we use everyday. Some are...

Green Sports Alliance Reduces Waste & Toxic Chemicals in Games Worldwide

A burgeoning movement to make sports more sustainable has signed up almost 300 professional and collegiate teams committed to playing ball with the environment. The Green...

Revlon Removes Dubious Chemicals From Its Products

After a consumer petition demanded change, global cosmetics giant Revlon announced in December it is removing long-chain parabens and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals from its beauty...

Apple Bans Use of 2 Hazardous Chemicals in iPhone Assembly

Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest...
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100% Chemical-Free Sprayer Kills Common Pathogens Using Only Water

The amazing Eco3Spray handheld sprayer from Franke turns ordinary tap water into ozone, enabling it to kill common nasties like E. coli, salmonella, staph...
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Syria Meets Deadline, Renders Chemical Weapons Facilities ‘Inoperable’

Syria’s chemical weapons facilities are “inoperable,” the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations overseeing...
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Chemical Weapons Watchdog in Syria Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is currently overseeing the dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, has been awarded this year's...
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Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble to Phase-out Hazardous Chemicals

Do you know what's in your cosmetics? Or your perfume? The nation's largest retailer, Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will require suppliers to disclose...
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Potential Diplomatic Breakthrough on Syria Chemical Weapons

Russia and France are working on separate plans for bringing Syria's chemical weapons under international control, after the idea emerged as a way to...
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Johnson and Johnson Removes Toxic Chemicals From Baby Products

Johnson & Johnson executives were handed 30,000 signatures from consumers in February who, instead of complaining, were praising the company. As one of the...
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Johnson & Johnson to Remove Harmful Chemicals From Products

Johnson & Johnson, which makes a range of personal care products like baby shampoo,  Neutrogena, Aveeno and Clean & Clear, this month announced plans...
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Dow Chemical Agrees to Clean 1,400 Dioxin-tainted Properties

Michigan environmental regulators said Thursday that they reached a long-sought deal with Dow Chemical Co. to clean up to 1,400 residential properties in Midland,...
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Chemical Discovered Repairs Wounds by Summoning Own Stem Cells

Scientists in the UK and Japan have identified the chemical that prompts the body's stem cells to flock en masse to the site of...
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Jessica Alba Lends Celebrity Heat to Toxic Chemical Consumer Bill on Capitol Hill

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics asked the federal government to redo the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that chemicals in consumer...
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Jessica Alba Pushes Toxic Chemical Bill With Moms on Capitol Hill

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics asked the federal government to redo the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that chemicals in consumer...
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Pakistan Officials Seize Drug-Making Chemicals Worth $6 Million

The largest-ever amount of acetic anhydride, which is used to produce heroin from opium, was seized in Pakistan by authorities. The chemicals,...

California Launches Broad Effort to Control Hazardous Chemicals

California on Monday launched the most comprehensive program of any state to regulate chemicals that have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other...