The researchers' hope that their map can be a tool for both other scientists and state and federal regulators to better understand and manage PFAS pollution in the U.S.
More than 3,200 potentially harmful chemicals have been measured in “food contact materials (FCMs),” like packaging and processing equipment, utensils and reusable food containers.
The industry essentially has a free pass to continue business as usual—it just keeps on keepin’ on, with little accountability.
Settling the matter in a court of law is essential for people that were exposed to the herbicide paraquat and now have a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis.
The additive, titanium dioxide, may cause cell mutations and damage DNA.
A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.
A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge...
"What this calls for is additional research to determine how widespread this contamination is and how high the levels are."
"We urgently need action to protect clean water not more deregulation."
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