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What’s that stuff in my bra? (Grist, 9/17/12) Invoking the precautionary principle when it comes to foam rubber bras: “Why cloak ourselves in maybe-yucky polyurethane all day when we could reduce our reliance on petroleum and chemicals by investing in a nice, simple, organic-cotton number?”

In the wake of studies showing high levels of arsenic in rice, Pediatricians advise on rice consumption for children (Chicago Tribune, 9/19/12) Dr. Philip Landrigan and other leading pediatricians advise parents to avoid feeding their children rice for the next few years, especially if the rice is from Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, or Texas.

BPA linked to obesity in white children (Environmental Health News, 9/18/12) White children exposed to high levels of BPA are five times more likely to be obese than children with low levels, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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