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Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

  1. Expert panel says further action needed to lower unsafe phthalate levels

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    by Ted Schettler MD, MPH Phthalates are a family of chemicals used in many consumer products, mainly as softeners of plastics and sometimes as solvents. As a result, human exposures are ubiquitous. In recent years, many laboratory and epidemiologic studies have shown that some phthalates can cause a variety of adverse health effects. In response,…Read More →

  2. 17 Premises of Free, Prior and Informed Consent as a Right of Communities

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger 1. Individual humans have rights. 2. Individual humans are not the only ones that have rights. 3. Communities hold rights. These are rights that provide the bonds of responsibility to each other and to the place. 4. A right is not subject to economic forces or sacrificed for the greatest good for…Read More →