Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CFL Lightbulbs, Mercury, & What To Do If The Bulbs Break

A friend forwarded this link to a video recording Representative Ted Poe (Texas) speaking to the U.S. House in May 2008. One point of interest is the steps to be taken in the event that consumers break one of these lightbulbs. Click here to read EPA's instructions.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Attack On Phthalates Study

For anyone following the Phthalates health issues, it appears that an organization calling itself Center for Individual Freedom (CFIR) is waging an uncertainty campaign related to a February 2008 study published in the journal Pediatrics. The uncertainty campaign is discussed in an excellent book, "Doubt Is Their Product; How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health." Another organization called SourceWatch exposes CFIR's beginnings and connections to possible tobacco funding. You can read the SourceWatch profile of CFIR by clicking here.