Fire Retardant Household Items May Increase Physiologic Hazards

A recent set of studies suggest that chemicals used to fireproof everyday household items may have a potentially toxic effect on humans and their environment. Fire retardant chemicals are most commonly used to protect furniture, carpeting and certain electronics from fire hazards. According to the two studies on the journal of Environmental Science & Technology […]

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Still Not Operating Correctly

The control room at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was alight with alarms and flashing lights on January 31, when a severe radiation leak was confirmed to be occurring in ones of the 39,000 tubes that act as a way to transport radioactive water to the steam generators. The failure that occurred directly following […]

Study Shows a Rise in Children’s Leukemia near Chemical Plants

A U.S. agency is investigating the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station after a French study showed that children living in the area of French nuclear power plants were at double the risk of acute leukemia. The study will attempt to determine if the San Onofre station plays any role in an increase in cancer. The […]