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"Sicker, Fatter, Poorer": The cost of hormone-disrupting

The new book "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" starts with an ominous comparison of what the children in a New York City playground in the 1960s look like compared to children today.

Household dust is laced with harmful chemicals from common

Then came flame retardants, fragrances and perflouroalkyl substances, which are used in carpets, textiles, and leather to make them water-, oil- and stain-repellent and to create grease-proof and

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Amazon Fire TV 2017 New for 2017, Amazon's 4K Fire TV streaming dongle isn't quite as good as Roku's stick. But it costs the same $70 and it's fully compatible with Amazon's best-in-class Alexa

Man-Made Toxins Found In Arctic

Researchers have found the man-made toxin deca-BDE in the polar bears and sea gulls, a sign the flame-retardant chemical normally used in televisions and plastic toys has found its way to the

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747 SuperTanker fights fire in U.S. for first time

The company says it made two individual drops of 8,500 gallons of fire retardant that evening. A 747 SuperTanker drops retardant while battling the Ponderosa Fire east of Oroville, California, Aug

Computer 'Dust' Busted

Electronics companies began using polybrominated diphenyl PBDEs and other flame retardants in the 1970s, arguing that the toxins prevent fires and cannot escape from plastic casings.

New car smell is toxic, study says: Which cars are worst

At the top of the list for the most healthy car interior is the 2012 Honda Civic. Researchers gave it a score of 0.46, saying it did not have any bromine-based flame retardants, and used PVC-free

Plastic Man Character

Plastic Man makes non-speaking cameo appearances in several episodes in the series, beginning with "Revelation". He is portrayed as an independent hero, and later as a member of the League.


A helicopter picks up a bucket full of water out of the Columbia River while fighting the Beebee fire, about two miles north of the Beebe Bridge near Chelan Falls, Wash. July 6, 2004.

Phone on fire? Here's what to do -- and what to avoid

A Class D fire extinguisher, which is specifically made for smothering this type of chemical fire. Class Ds are much more expensive, however, than a typical kitchen extinguisher.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning up the plastic

Discarded plastic is piling up around the world and pooling in the ocean. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the problem's deadly consequences for wildlife and what can be done to stop it

Photos: Inside the recycled data center

The walls are sheets of flame-retardant treated metal that separate two layers of insulation. The outer layer is gypsum and silica impregnated with a "secret blend" of chemicals, and is designed


Department of Forestry firefighters Adam Kernaghan, left, and Cody Chau look up at tankers dropping fire-retardant material on a 100-acre fire near Shaver Lake, Calif., July 12, 2004. Dozens of

Baby cribs, computers share toxic traces

Children's cribs, strollers, and car seats in California are rife with toxic flame retardants also found in consumer electronics, according to Friends of the Earth.