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Federal judge excuses Shell's pollution of Illinois town with chemical benzene

1/28/2014 - Roxana, a village of 1,550 people in southern Illinois, now sits on many acres of benzene-contaminated soil, including toxic groundwater that contains benzene levels 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law. Thanks to multiple chemical spills from a Shell refinery in the last two decades, this...

Natural Help Removes Benzene and Other Harmful Gulf Oil Spill Toxins

9/17/2010 - Despite all the self-serving BP commercials and overly optimistic (and often premature) "official" pronouncements, the environmental disaster in the Gulf will continue to threaten millions of lives for years to come. Of particular concern for humans are the toxic chemical compounds like benzene that...

Clean Your Air and Brighten Your Day with Houseplants

2/11/2009 - People have long known about the psychological benefits of brightening their homes and offices with decorative houseplants. What many may be overlooking are the physical health benefits of having plenty of these plants to remove harmful pollutants from the air and replace them with fresh oxygen. Not...

Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...

Soft drink companies agree to remove benzene-forming chemical from kids' drinks following lawsuit

8/25/2006 - A group of parents, which sued two beverage makers in the District of Columbia Superior Court over the leukemia-linked ingredient benzene in their drinks, achieved a victory yesterday when both companies agreed to eliminate the ingredient as part of a settlement. Benzene -- found in products like...

Benzene in Some Soft Drinks Prompts Call for Halt on Sales in Schools (press release)

8/15/2006 - In response to recent findings by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and elsewhere that certain soft drinks may contain amounts of the carcinogen benzene above the U.S. legal limit for drinking water, Commercial Alert and public health advocates sent letters today to all U.S. chief...

FDA Finds High Levels of Benzene in Limited Test of Drinks (press release)

7/6/2006 - Following is Environmental Working Group's statement on the Food and Drug Administration's finding of high levels of benzene in several samples in a test of a small number of sodas and juice drinks. "FDA's test results confirm that there is a serious problem with benzene in soda and juices," said...

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