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Why This Matters: After the President suggested that disinfectants might be a good treatment for COVID-19, many worried about the public improperly using household cleaning products to treat themselves. But there are also manufacturers who peddle dangerous products and we need to be able to trust the government when it says a product should or should not be used in fighting COVID. For many who lack clean water, hand sanitizers are a primary form of preventing the spread of the disease. The FDA has recommended recalling these — but they are not yet being taken off shelves.
What Not To Use
Here is the full list of the toxic products that you should NOT USE: bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer, LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer, QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer, All-Clean Hand Sanitizer, Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer, Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer, The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer, CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol, CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol, CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol, Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol, Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free, Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer, Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer, and Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%. They were all made in Mexico, most by a company called Eskbiochem SA de CV. A couple of other hand sanitizer DON’Ts courtesy of the FDA — don’t drink it, don’t buy any that say FDA approved — that is a false claim, and don’t buy any that say they are designed to work against COVID — another false claim.
Monsanto has lost another appeal — this one a $25 million damages award to a San Francisco resident who suffered from cancer after spraying Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on his property for more than 26 years, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Why This Matters: There are thousands of cases pending against Monsanto for Roundup — a common weedkiller used in residential yards all across the U.S.
EPA’s acting chief of enforcement sent a memo to staff last week (that The Hill obtained) calling for them to “[s]trengthen enforcement in overburdened communities by resolving environmental noncompliance through remedies with tangible benefits for the community” with a particular emphasis on “cornerstone environmental statutes.”
Why This Matters: The Biden administration can immediately make progress correcting environmental injustice through fair and strong enforcement of current laws
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