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Germany bolsters iodine supply in case of nuclear incident

German authorities are increasing their stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear incident. Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection confirmed Thursday it has ordered 189.5 million iodine tablets “to ensure a safe and widespread distribution in case of a radiological or nuclear emergency.” Public broadcaster WDR, which first reported… Read More »

Testing reveals PFOA chemicals in US food supply

Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. The chemicals are also used in firefighting foam. One type, perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, is commonly found in older nonstick cookware. PFOA and its cousin perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health problems, including… Read More »