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Tag: chemicals

US military says national security depends on ‘forever chemicals’

As regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.

California Senate Committee on Health approves first-in-the-nation food chemical bill

The five chemicals to be banned have been linked to many health risks including cancer, nervous system damage and hyperactivity.

EPA sued for approving toxic herbicides with Agent Orange chemical

The herbicides were re-registered by the EPA without full consideration of the risks or consultation with wildlife agencies—the experts—as the Endangered Species Act requires.

Body lotions, cleaning fluids and other commonly used products contain toxic...

These chemicals enter the surrounding environment as gases and can cause a host of health issues, including cancer.

The EPA wants to broaden a ban on a deadly chemical...

But methylene chloride’s fumes are so dangerous, the chemical can kill you in a matter of minutes.

Map shows chemical-related incidents happen every two days in US

In the wake of the train derailment in Ohio, a new analysis shows chemical accidents are more common in the United States...

Train derailment leads to toxic chemical exposure in Ohio

"Experts are voicing doubt that the pollution levels are safe for humans, animals, and natural environments in the area."

More than 57,000 U.S. locations likely contaminated with PFAS

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. 

3,240 potentially harmful chemicals found in food packaging

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.

Why the chemical industry is an overlooked climate foe—and what to...

The industry essentially has a free pass to continue business as usual—it just keeps on keepin’ on, with little accountability.

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Chaco Canyon’s future: a pledge for environmental justice and tribal rights

Amid environmental concerns and cultural significance, the Honoring Chaco Initiative aims to transform the Greater Chaco Landscape, but real progress remains in limbo.

Diet’s hidden dangers: Unveiling PFAS in everyday foods

A groundbreaking study reveals how processed meats, teas, and restaurant meals could be stealthily elevating PFAS levels in our bodies, shedding light on the unseen chemical consequences of our dietary choices.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."

Capital One announces plan to buy Discover

Capital One announced a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Discover in an all-stock transaction valued at $35.3 billion.

Supreme Court weighs EPA’s smog plan in historic environmental case

In a pivotal hearing, the Supreme Court deliberates on the EPA's cross-state smog control strategy, with far-reaching implications for public health and air quality nationwide."