New study results have revealed that we are breathing in concerning levels of toxic outgassed PFAS chemicals inside our homes, schools and workplaces everyday.
A group of researchers has called on the Food and Drug Administration to pull certain popular sunscreen brands after they said they’ve found evidence of a potential cancer-causing chemical.
A recent study detected endocrine disrupting pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals in oysters along the Oregon and Washington coast.
PFAS chemicals have among the strongest bonds in chemistry and at the present time there is no ‘death’ of these chemicals, meaning they do not break down over time, but appear they will live on “forever”. PFAS chemicals are not regulated by the U.S. government so it is up to individual states to determine and regulate PFAS chemicals to protect their residents. Many states are not addressing the PFAS problem, but some are. Here are some state laws being proposed or enacted to help protect state residents by at least minimizing exposure to the dangers of PFAS.
Researchers have discovered toxic industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances.
New York firefighters and environmental advocates joined New York Senator Todd Kaminsky to push for the passage of a bill that would ban carcinogenic PBDE flame retardant chemicals in household items.
Thanks to the efforts of child advocates, lawmakers voted unanimously to make New York the nation’s largest city to ban toxic pesticides from routine use by city agencies, and to push its parks to control weeds, insects and vermin with nature-based techniques of organic gardening.
Early exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals, including PFOA found in nonstick cookware and thousands of other consumer products, can lead to cardiometabolic defects later in life.
International scientists from around the world are warning that chemical pollutants in the environment have the potential to alter animal and human behavior.
Endocrine disrupting chemical BPA (bisphenol A) and BPS (aka, BPA-Free; bisphenol S) which allows manufacturers to now list their food and drink containers and other products* as “BPA-Free” on the labels, is causing concerns among scientists that these chemicals could “seriously damage” human brains.