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The way the Food and Drug Administration assesses safety has long favored industry studies over independent science.
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Then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's staff sought to protect him from exposure to toxic formaldehyde from an office desk last year, emails show — just months before his top political aides blocked the release of a report on health dangers from the same chemical.
One week after Starbucks announced it would phase out plastic straws by 2020, McDonald's has unveiled similar plans to phase them out in Australia by the same year.