Dangerous Dozen: A Look at How 12 Chemical Companies Jeopardize Millions of Americans 6/3/04

Irresponsible Care: The Failure of the Chemical Industry to Protect the Public from Chemical Accidents 4/8/04

The Truth About Toxic Waste Cleanups: How EPA is Misleading the Public About the Superfund Program 2/26/04

Body Of Evidence: New Science In The Debate Over Toxic Flame Retardants And Our Health 2/18/04

Needless Risk: Oil Refineries And Hazard Reduction 10/14/03

Toxic Releases and Health: A Review of Pollution Data and Current Knowledge on the Health Effects of Toxic Chemicals (1/22/03)

Toxic Threats: An Analysis Of The 2000 Toxics Release Inventory Data (5/23/02)

Protecting Our Hometowns, Preventing Chemical Terrorism in America: A Guide for Policymakers and Advocates (3/7/02)

This paper documents, for policymakers, advocates, and the general public, the terrorist threat posed by chemical use in communities and opportunities to make communities inherently safer. . Download the full report (PDF).


The recycling of hazardous industrial wastes into fertilizers introduces several dozen toxic metals and chemicals into the nation's farm, lawn and garden soils, including such well-known toxic substances as lead and mercury. Many crops and plants extract these toxic metals from the soil, increasing the chance of impacts on human health as crops and plants enter the food supply chain. This report documents the highly toxic substances found by testing fertilizers, as well as the strict regulations needed to protect humans and the environment from these toxic hazards.

Government recommendations for fish consumption could expose more than one in four expectant mothers - 1 million women - to enough mercury to put the health of their fetuses at risk, according to a new computer investigation released today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG). "Brain Food: What Women Should Know About Mercury Contamination of Fish," examines widespread mercury contamination in fish species caught and sold commercially.
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