The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has been under fire lately after a controversial finding that the world’s leading herbicide, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic.” Criticism of the agency, including the charge that they are sometimes too hasty in concluding that a substance is carcinogenic, has led to some U.S. lawmakers calling into question the U.S. funding of the WHO program. Groups like CropLife America have been standard-bearers for criticism of the agency, alleging that...Continue Reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had scheduled a panel to determine whether glyphosate, the chemical present in Monsanto’s Roundup line of products, is safe for use. These meetings, initially scheduled for October 18-21, have now been postponed. The EPA says these meetings were postponed to allow the inclusion of additional epidemiologists to better assess the chemical’s carcinogenicity and “allow for a more robust review of the data.” Several lawsuits have been filed regarding Monsanto’s line of Roundup Weed Killer...Continue Reading
Jessica Alba, actress, and CEO of The Honest Company managed to turn one frightening personal incident into a new revelation that could significantly benefit consumers and expand her business interests. After a trip to the emergency room ruined a Father’s Day celebration, Alba was inspired to take action and help prevent others from suffering symptoms similar to those she had encountered. Alba had a severe allergic reaction to a “couple of hair care products everyone uses.” When released from emergency...Continue Reading
It seemed almost effortless to look beautiful when Brooke Shields and Alyssa Milano shared a secret with the world for replicating their perfect hair. Using Chaz Dean’s almond mint and lavender-scented hair care products, it appeared that everyday people could create a healthy look and shine previously reserved for celebrities. Who wouldn’t want their hair to be as glamorous as the stars who endorsed the products? For many, It was a dream come true and for others, it only lasted...Continue Reading
With over 200 women plaintiffs from 40 states, the WEN class action lawsuit continues to be the popular legal topic for news media sources, attorneys and future potential claimants. In the Wen lawsuit, which also names Chaz Dean and infomercial powerhouse, Guthy-Renker, claims for damages cite significant hair loss, bald spots, and even scalp damage for both adults and children and serve as the basis for the litigation. With accusations surfacing from many directions, former Wen, spokesperson, Alyssa Milano, who...Continue Reading
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