As regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.
The five chemicals to be banned have been linked to many health risks including cancer, nervous system damage and hyperactivity.
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.
These chemicals enter the surrounding environment as gases and can cause a host of health issues, including cancer.
But methylene chloride’s fumes are so dangerous, the chemical can kill you in a matter of minutes.
In the wake of the train derailment in Ohio, a new analysis shows chemical accidents are more common in the United States...
"Experts are voicing doubt that the pollution levels are safe for humans, animals, and natural environments in the area."
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.