chemicals

Majority of sunscreens would flunk proposed FDA safety tests

Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would probably not be considered safe and effective under standards proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group will announce this week.

Kale joins ranks of annual 'Dirty Dozen' pesticide list

Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this year, respectively, followed by kale.

Consumer Reports: Chemicals in your mattress

Chemical flame retardants, formaldehyde, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) — those are some of the substances that can end up in your mattress. And Consumer Reports says they can be hazardous.

Study: Chemicals may hurt swallows in Minn., Wis.

Federal study says chemical contamination could be taking toll on Minn., Wis. tree swallows

A new federal study says contamination from certain house products could be taking a toll on tree swallows in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Study: Chemicals may hurt swallows in Minn., Wis.

Federal study says chemical contamination could be taking toll on Minn., Wis. tree swallows

A new federal study says contamination from certain house products could be taking a toll on tree swallows in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Study: Chemicals may hurt swallows in Minn., Wis.

Federal study says chemical contamination could be taking toll on Minn., Wis. tree swallows

A new federal study says contamination from certain house products could be taking a toll on tree swallows in Minnesota and Wisconsin.