Chemical Watch Blog

U.S. military does ‘clandestine burning’ of toxic PFAS forever chemicals in low-income neighborhoods

Researchers have just released a report revealing that between 2016 and 2020, the U.S. military oversaw the “clandestine burning” of more than 20 million pounds of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in low-income communities around the country.

Families Sickened by Fracking: Report

In a four-part series for Public Radio Environmental Health News, Kristina Marusic tested five different families for 40 different chemicals associated with fracking and found that every person studied was carrying a massive chemical body burden.

Toxic Fire Retardant Chemicals in Products have Another Three Months to Enter the U.S. Market: Thanks EPA

Despite the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own rules to restrict known toxic chemicals, on March 8, 2021 the EPA eased its chemical ban on known toxic fire retardant chemicals (PBTs/PBDEs), causing a win for corporations that use them in their products, including the electronics industry and companies producing home appliances, school laptops, and many other products for the home.