The American Cleaning Institute has created a safety poster that makes clear that liquid laundry packets are intended only for their designated use and not for human consumption.
There is a false perception that safeguarding the environment means rejecting industry, argues Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. "Now that serves political ends, but it doesn't serve the environment, because I will tell you this: To achieve what we want to achieve in environmental protection, environmental stewardship, we need the partnership of industry," Pruitt said.
Solvay is partnering with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to develop a model for a circular economy in the EU, while BASF executive Klaus Ries called for EU regulatory support for plastics recycling programs and "the acceptance of energy recovery when a chemical or technical recycling is technically or economically not viable."
The European Food Safety Authority has increased its tolerable daily intake recommendations for the refined vegetable oil and fats contaminant 3-monochloropropanediol and its fatty acid esters from 0.8 micrograms to 2 micrograms per kilogram of body weight after updating its scientific method. EFSA scientists say the new intake limit is "protective" for male fertility and renal health.
Under new regulations that took effect Jan. 1, the USDA has been notifying China when a soybean shipment has more than 1% foreign material. To comply with China's phytosanitary import requirements, the USDA must place this additional declaration on the phytosanitary certificate.
Supplementing multivitamins with omega-3s may help improve the "glycemic status" of individuals at high risk of developing diabetes, a new study has found. "The combination … was associated with a reduced risk of progressing from normoglycemia to prediabetes and an increased likelihood of a prediabetic participant improving to normoglycemia, changes that were sustained at two years after program entry," the researchers wrote.
Sales of laundry detergent liquids rose 0.38% in the year ended Nov. 5, while powder sales fell almost 12%, but sales of packs, pods and similar products rose 9.9% to reach nearly $1.3 billion, according to IRI Worldwide. Most consumers prefer detergent with a fragrance and increasingly expect manufacturers to publicize their ingredients.