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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is backing a petition to ban certain toxic materials from children's toys (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Gillibrand Throws Support Behind Petition To Ban Toxic Chemicals In Toys

Standing in front of a table filled with popular name brand toys, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says there are hidden dangers.

12/14/2014

Rep. Steve Israel holds a roasted turkey as he urges the FDA to expedite its study into an arsenic-based drug given to the birds, Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Calls On FDA To Expedite Study Into Potentially Carcinogenic Turkey Drug

An arsenic-based drug called nitarson is given to turkeys to prevent a disease in the birds and the FDA is looking into whether to drug elevates the arsenic level in the mean beyond what would occur naturally.

11/27/2013

Brown Rice (credit: CBS 2)

New Study Finds Concerning Levels Of Arsenic In Rice Products

The study found higher levels of arsenic in brown rice than white rice because of the way it’s processed. It also found higher levels of arsenic in rice produced in southern states than in rice from California or Asia.

09/19/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Full New Jersey Assembly To Vote On Fracking Measure

A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.

06/15/2012