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  • Lawmaker: Remove Toxic Nailpolish now!

    05/16/2005 6:19:34 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 96 replies · 1,108+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Paul Tharp
    In a new war with the $35 billion cosmetics industry, a Manhattan lawmaker is preparing to seek a ban in New York of the sale of cosmetics with suspected links to cancer, asthma and birth defects. The chemicals — known as DBP and DEHP — are widely used here in nail polish, lipstick, shampoo, deodorant and other grooming products, mainly as a binding agent for colors, but are banned in the European Union because they were deemed hazardous to women. Assemblyman Scott Stringer (D-Manhattan), who's introducing the ban in a bill tomorrow, said he's prepared for a firestorm of lobbying...
  • Soldiers Shouldn't Be Guinea Pigs

    04/12/2005 6:20:24 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 649+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 12, 2005 | Hackworth
    Soldiers shouldn't be guinea pigs Posted: April 12, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column. © 2005 The presidential commission looking into the cluelessness of U.S. intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq recently issued its report to banner headlines that should cause every member of the American military to take a long second look at the need for – not to mention the safety of – the big-bucks "emergency" anthrax vaccination program still being pushed by the Department Of Defense. Because the acknowledgment of this disastrous intelligence failure rips the guts right...