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Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

Business
The UK should have taken stronger action against bankers involved in the financial crisis, according to the Prime Minister of Iceland - the only country that reacted to the crisis by sending people to prison.In an exclusive interview, Bjarni Benediktsson told Sky News that his own country's actions had helped to "heal" the effects of the crisis.But he said he was surprised other countries, including the UK, had not followed Iceland's example."I think there's frustration, from the outside world, that things were not at least investigated."I'm not saying there was reason to prosecute all of those involved, but I feel that too little was done to investigate possible criminal acts elsewhere.Video:Special Report: Bankers behind bars"I'm surprised at how much of taxpayers' money was used to save...
Group urges tougher limits on chemical in soaps, cosmetics

Group urges tougher limits on chemical in soaps, cosmetics

Health
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- The germ-fighting chemical triclosan has got to go, an international coalition of scientists claims.Triclosan is found in thousands of products ranging from soap and cosmetics to toothpaste and common household items.But evidence has shown that antimicrobials like triclosan not only fall short in killing bacteria, but they may also harm human health, the coalition said in urging much stricter limits on use of the chemical.This follows action last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other microbial agents from hand soap and body wash sold in the United States because they "are not generally recognized as safe and effective."The FDA's move prompted major manufacturers -- such as Johnson & Johnson and Procter & ...