Microplastics are everywhere, from Mount Everest to the Arctic, from dinner plates to baby diapers. But is this ubiquitous pollution actually a danger for human health? A new study from the University of Tel Aviv presents solid evidence that it is. The researchers found that ocean microplastics act as a “magnet”
New research has revealed the presence of toxic forever chemicals in yet another product: the anti-fogging sprays and cloths that people are using more and more frequently to keep their glasses from clouding over while wearing face masks. A Duke University-led research team found two types of under-studied per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in nine of the top-rated anti-fogging sprays and cloths sold on Amazon.
For the first time in more than 30 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added a new chemical to its list of hazardous air pollutants. The chemical in question is 1-bromopropane, a solvent used by dry cleaners, auto shops and other businesses.
Choosing beauty products is about more than finding what will work as promised — you also need to determine whether its ingredients list is one you’re comfortable with. If you live in the United States, some experts predict that you are exposed to more than a hundred chemicals from personal care products before you even […]
The Biden administration has released the “Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan,” an ambitious plan to replace all the lead water pipes and service lines in the country in the next decade. The plan also intends to provide support to local communities for lead paint removal. The administration seeks to engage local, state and […]
A new California mapping project reveals another example of how the climate crisis disproportionately impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The Toxic Tides project, unveiled during a virtual workshop Tuesday, maps more than 400 hazardous sites like power plants, refineries and toxic waste dumps that could flood if sea levels rise by more than three feet, […]
A new analysis from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that forever chemicals are even more toxic than previously thought. The agency announced Tuesday that it was asking its Scientific Advisory Board to review draft scientific documents about the health impacts of two types of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane […]
By Andrea Germanos A new congressional report released Wednesday revealing the baby food industry has failed to keep products with heavy metals off the shelves spurred calls for federal authorities to enact swift action and tough limits on toxin levels. “This is what happens when you let the food and chemical companies, not the FDA, […]