The results of a new scientific study demonstrated that many popular home water filtration systems are not filtering out toxic PFAS chemicals.
A team of MIT biological engineering scientists have developed a new toxicology screening test for chemicals. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the screening test offers specialized detection of DNA damage in cells that can quickly and accurately predict whether cancer will develop from new chemicals coming on the market.
Using new direct testing methods, scientific experts on the chemical BPA have made a new discovery: Previous estimates of the levels of BPA consumers are exposed to each day have been based on flawed, inaccurate testing methods. The previous measurements and estimates that have been used by regulatory agencies–including the FDA**–have underestimated exposure levels by as much as 44 times. With new, more advanced methods*** scientists are now able to see that previous estimates of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical are far greater than regulators and legislators believed when establishing guidelines for what is “safe” exposure levels for U.S. children and adults.
This overview examines the current methods used for determining whether a pesticide is safe enough to use and the changes the EPA is planning on making to those methods.
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