Day: 23 October 1998
Chemical industry study disputes hormone disrupter effects
A new study funded by the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has failed to reproduce the results of previous work that lead to public health concerns over low-level exposure to a chemical used in some plastics and food packaging.
US citizens use less water
Newly released statistics on water use by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) show that the US is using less water-- 402 billion gallons per day (bgd) for all uses, which is 2 percent less than in 1990 and nearly 10 percent less than in 1980, despite a continuous increase in population over that same time period.
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