TALC AND CANCER—THE ENIGMA

  Regulatory agencies such as the FDA and the IRAC are not sure about the link between cancer and the mineral talc. Yet a Missouri jury awarded $72 million to a family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. She had used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for “feminine hygiene”…

SOMETHING IS FISHY WITH MICROBEADS

Take a bite of fish and you may swallow plastic micro-beads used in your anti-aging cosmetics, body washes, soaps,toothpastes, pillows, clothes and other products. There is alarm among environmentalists because micro-beads are being flushed down the drain and they are eternal. The International Pellet Watch, led by Professor Shige Takada at the University of Tokyo,…

PROMISES, PROMISES—FOOD AND COSMETIC REGULATIONS FOR 2014

Will food additives and cosmetic ingredients be safer this year? In my first book  Poisons in Your Food  published by Crown in 1969 and in my second book, the First Edition of A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives in 1989 I pointed out  antibiotics were added to  feed and hormones were given to animals—to increase…

WHAT ARE THE CHEMICALS IN YOUR HOME, OFFICE AND BACKYARD?

By Ruth Winter, MS An epidemic of thyroid disease among pet cats may be caused by toxic flame retardants that were widely found in household dust and some pet food, government scientists reported recently. The often-lethal disease was rare in cats until the 1980s when it became widespread, especially in California Cats. That was at…