NYT: Fracking Injects Millions of Gallons of Hazardous Chemicals Into Wells

Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats. The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of […]

Foodborne Chemicals (via Veggielover99’s Blog)

Foodborne Chemicals: Overview Chemicals and chemical reactions are a central part of everyday life: Acids are essential for digestion, chemicals maintain a balanced pH in the blood, photosynthesis occurs in plants, and, of course, industry uses many chemical reactions to produce modern foods and products. However, more and more potentially toxic chemicals are becoming concentrated […]