Linda S. Birnbaum

Food and drug administration

Op-Ed: FDA fails to protect the public from chemical health risks

The agency needs to take advantage of the opportunity to modernize its scientific approach to evaluating the safety of food and cosmetics chemicals.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public’s health and ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply.

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Op-ed: It is time to protect kids’ developing brains from fluoride

The debate on the fluoridation of drinking water—one of the most polarized, long-running, and high-decibel controversies in public health—has been reignited as new studies find that fluoride is toxic to the developing brain.

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COVID-19 Nurses

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals weaken us in our COVID-19 battle: Linda S. Birnbaum, Jerrold J. Heindel

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals masquerade as hormones. These insidious contaminants increase the diseases that cause the underlying conditions that result in susceptibility to COVID-19.

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