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Public News Service - MA: Toxics

BOSTON - Bay Staters can now do a safety check on common items, such as children's toys, women's handbags, pet products and cars. About 5,000 products have been tested for lead, mercury, arsenic, other chemicals and metals. In some cases, hazardous levels were found, but a new database of the findin

Boston - Twenty major food companies have received low scores from a watchdog group for packaging their products in materials that could be toxic. According to the new scorecard released by the coalition Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, all twenty companies surveyed continue to use bisphenol A (BPA)

Boston, MA – Spring cleaning rituals are getting underway for many in Massachusetts - but does yours include a review of what's in your medicine cabinet? A household inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications is a good safety precaution, according to CVS pharmacist Ericka Shepa

Boston, MA – New product testing seems to show some baby shampoos and other children’s bath products advertised as "safe and gentle" may not be, afterall. The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow tested baby shampoos and bath products purchased in Massachusetts and found two chemicals the Env

Boston, MA - A Disney Fairies chair set, Hannah Montana jewelry, and High School Musical items have made this year's "toxic toys" list in Massachusetts, according to The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow. Popular toys were tested for lead, arsenic, mercury, and plastics that mimic hormones, and one ou

Boston, MA – Beauty is more than skin deep - especially when it comes to the content of the cosmetics used to achieve it. Girls across the country, ages 14 to 19, were tested to see if their systems retain some common chemicals used in popular beauty products. The results, released today, prov

Boston, MA – It's in furniture, televisions and computers - and in babies' bodies, too? The first nationwide study of chemical fire retardants in the systems of toddlers and preschoolers has found levels three times higher in their bodies, than the levels recorded in their mothers' bodies. T

Boston, MA - Could that new-car smell make you sick? A recent report by the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow & the Ecology Center, says cars can contain chlorine, bromine, lead and heavy metals that have been linked to cancer, liver disease and birth defects. Perhaps even worse, the study says the sa

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