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Landfill Pollution Could Threaten Water, Wine in Napa Valley

Landfill Pollution Could Threaten Water, Wine in Napa Valley

Napa Valley, a famous wine region in northern California, is facing pollution risks from a local landfill.  The Clover Flat Landfill, which has been operating since the 1960s, is located near two streams that flow into the Napa River. According to a news report by The Guardian, the landfill may be contributing to pollution runoff […]

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    High PFAS Levels Detected in Groundwater Around the World

    High PFAS Levels Detected in Groundwater Around the World

    A new study on global surface water and groundwater has found levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS or “forever chemicals,” to exceed limits considered safe. As reported by CNN, the study found that limits of PFAS in some groundwater samples collected globally exceeded proposed limits by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

    Major Bandage Brands in the U.S. Contain PFAS, Study Finds

    Major Bandage Brands in the U.S. Contain PFAS, Study Finds

    In a new test commissioned by the Mamavation consumer activist website, results show the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a majority of bandage brands tested.  Mamavation tapped an EPA-certified laboratory to test 40 different types of bandages from 18 brands, including top brands like Band-Aid, CVS, Curad and Walmart. Most of the […]

    68 PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found by Scientists in Food Packaging Worldwide

    68 PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found by Scientists in Food Packaging Worldwide

    New research by environmental scientists with Switzerland’s Food Packaging Forum Foundation has uncovered 68 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) “forever chemicals” in food packaging — including plastic, paper and coated metal. Used by manufacturers for decades in products like nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics, cosmetics, firefighting foam and food packaging, more than 12,000 of the […]

    Playing on Artificial Turf Could Cover Athletes in PFAS, Study Says

    Playing on Artificial Turf Could Cover Athletes in PFAS, Study Says

    A new study warns that athletes playing sports on artificial turf could become covered in per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, present in the turf. Researchers from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) conducted a small-scale study of young athletes, as well as their coaches, who played soccer on an artificial turf field. The results […]

    New Zealand to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics by 2027

    New Zealand to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics by 2027

    New Zealand is set to become one of the first countries in the world to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetics products, with a plan to prohibit these “forever chemicals” starting at the end of 2026. PFAS can be found in cosmetics such as mascara, nail polish and shaving cream, where they are […]

    Study Finds Alarmingly High Levels of PFAS Contamination in Small Estuaries

    Study Finds Alarmingly High Levels of PFAS Contamination in Small Estuaries

    A new study has discovered that small coastal estuaries contain concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) “forever chemicals” high enough to indicate a worldwide issue. For the study, the researchers looked at the distribution, occurrence and risks of PFAS during the dry season in three micro-estuaries, a press release from Hebrew University of Jerusalem […]