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The Surprising Reason Wheat Thins Are Banned In Other Countries

America loves its snack foods, from crunchy and salty to sweet and creamy, there is no shortage of things to munch on whenever you want a little something between meals. Strangely, though, a lot of our favorite snack foods are banned in other countries due to the inclusion of some ingredients that other countries have been prohibited from using in their food products. The full list is surprising, containing some seemingly innocuous foods that we wouldn't expect to be banned, like Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, Skittles, Pop-Tarts, and Wheat Thins (via Stacker).
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Crews respond to chemical incident at Hyde Park nursing home

BOSTON (WHDH) - Fire crews were called to a nursing home in Hyde Park Tuesday for reports of a chemical incident. SKY7 HD flew over Dana Avenue earlier in the evening where police say a pool chemical caused toxic fumes inside the house. The chemicals were removed and the house...
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Dallas County railroad tie fire still burning two days after ignition

SELMA, Ala. — A huge fire that consumed thousands of railroad ties in rural western Alabama is still burning nearly two days after it started. A fire official says a storm that dumped rain on the blaze Monday evening helped keep it contained to the property of National Salvage and Services Corporation, but he says it could take as long as a week for the fire to burn itself out completely.

Australian diet study finds low chemical exposure through food

A study in Australia looking at levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in food and drinks has found no food safety concerns for consumers. The 26th Australian Total Diet Study (ATDS) by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) studied dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs), ​​polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), ​dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL-PCBs) and non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (NDL-PCBs). These chemicals are of concern as they can accumulate in the body fat of animals and humans for long periods of time and be harmful.
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Mired in crises, Lebanon marks 1 year since horrific blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Banks, businesses and government offices were shuttered Wednesday as Lebanon marks one year since the horrific explosion at the port of Beirut. The grim anniversary comes amid an unprecedented economic and financial meltdown, and a political stalemate that has kept the country without a functioning government for a full year.
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Chemical use

Mosquito control is an evolving science, and art. Here, Aaron Lloyd, assistant director of the Lee County Mosquito Control. District, the nation’s largest of its kind, discusses chemicals used currently in two processes designed to control mosquitos: larvicide and adulticide. “Larviciding is the most effective way to control mosquitos. With...
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CDC scrambling to assess everyday risks of PFAS chemicals

BOSTON (SHNS) – As a Massachusetts task force works toward an end-of-year deadline to recommend ways to address contamination by PFAS chemicals, its members heard Tuesday of steps other states are taking and what a congresswoman described as “unprecedented” engagement from the federal government. The PFAS Interagency Task Force, created...

EPA Releases Preliminary Data for 2020 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting

The U.S. EPA published preliminary Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data about chemical releases, chemical waste management, and pollution prevention activities that took place during 2020 at nearly 21,000 federal and industrial facilities across the country. According to the EPA news release, the preliminary data includes the first-ever reporting on per-and...
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Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS

Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) posted its earnings results on Sunday. The semiconductor company reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.02, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $515.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $505.44 million. Ultra Clean had a return on equity of 22.63% and a net margin of 6.23%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 23.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.92 earnings per share.