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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4/2/14 Health News; EPA STOPS SALE OF FOOD CONTAINERS MADE WITH NANO SILVER ♦ ‘HISTORIC WINS’ FOR ORGANIC INDUSTRY ♦ Air Pollution Linked to Seven Million Deaths

EPA STOPS SALE OF FOOD CONTAINERS MADE WITH NANO SILVER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Pathway Investment Corporation of Englewood, NJ, to stop selling plastic food containers made with nano silver because it’s an unregistered pesticide. The company claims that the nano silver – an active ingredient in Kinetic Go Green Premium Food Storage Containers, Kinetic Smartwist Series Containers, TRITAN Food Storage... Continue Reading

‘HISTORIC WINS’ FOR ORGANIC INDUSTRY IN NEW FARM BILL
“Like being thrown under the bus” was how organic farmers and others in the industry described their fate a little more than a year ago when Congress failed to agree on a new farm bill and instead extended the 2008 version. Gone were some previously funded programs — among them research, marketing, certification cost-share and data-collection... Continue Reading

Air Pollution Linked to Seven Million Deaths Globally

Seven million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates. Its findings suggest a link between air pollution and heart disease, respiratory problems and cancer. One in eight global deaths were linked with air pollution, making it "the world's largest single environmental health risk", the WHO said. Nearly six million of the deaths had been in South East Asia and the WHO's Western Pacific region, it found.Continue Reading

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