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Boston Bans Astro Turf, Which Is Linked to Forever Chemicals

Boston Bans Astro Turf, Which Is Linked to Forever Chemicals

Boston has become the largest municipality in the U.S. to ban astro turf in city parks.  The reason? The artificial grass is made with the toxic forever chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are linked to a host of negative health effects from cancer to immune suppression to reproductive problems. “The city has a […]

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    Boston City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

    Boston City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

    You might want to bring a tote if you plan on shopping in Beantown next year. Boston City Council voted 12-0 on Wednesday to ban single-use plastic bags across the Massachusetts capital. The measure now heads to Mayor Marty Walsh, who is said to be reviewing the proposal, which requires businesses to charge no less […]