Gillibrand pushes FDA probe on health effects of preservative
New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine the potential harm of a common preservative found in popular food items, including Pop-Tarts and Cheez-Its, after a study last month linked the chemical to weakened immune systems.
Biden aims to create climate, equity office at HHS
President Biden's spending request asks Congress to spend big on climate change within the Department of Health and Human Services — again emphasizing environmental justice.
White House names picks for DOE, Transportation, Labor
President Biden today nominated an aide to former Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken to head the Department of Energy's Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.
FDA releases new plan for toxic heavy metals in baby food
The Food and Drug Administration today vowed to do better at reducing toxic heavy metals in foods marketed toward babies, releasing a four-part plan for issuing new guidance on arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury in those products.
EPA dumps Trump PFAS review, releases reassessment
After alleging "political interference" by the Trump administration, EPA today released a new toxicity assessment for a "forever chemical."