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Boys in USA, like girls, showing signs of early puberty (USA Today, 10/20/12) New research finds that American boys are showing signs of starting puberty six months to two years earlier than they did 30 to 40 years ago.

Special Report: Government has little authority to stop unsafe cosmetics
(Environmental Health News, 10/18/12) Brazilian Blowout is an example of how little authority federal and state governments have over the cosmetics industry, even when there’s evidence that ingredients (in this case, formaldehyde) are dangerous. Under federal law, cosmetics companies don’t have to disclose chemicals or gain approval for the 2,000 products that go on the market every year.

Halloween costumes from China seized for lead contamination (Today, 10/16/12) Nearly 1,400 Chinese-made pirate costumes had 11 times the legal limit for lead.

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