Friday, July 19, 2024

Tag: forever chemicals

Study links common foods to elevated PFAS levels in humans, raising...

Research finds coffee, eggs, white rice, and seafood contribute to higher concentrations of harmful ‘forever chemicals.’

Breakthrough in PFAS cleanup: New method destroys toxic ‘forever chemicals’

This innovative method breaks down these persistent pollutants into harmless

Plastic industry braces for ‘astronomical’ PFAS lawsuits

As the dangers of PFAS become more widely known, plastic manufacturers face a surge in lawsuits that could rival the asbestos litigation of the past.

EPA announces new drinking water standards to limit ‘forever chemicals’

The new rule will restrict six PFAS chemicals in the water—individually, or in combination with each other or both—requiring public water systems to mitigate if the chemicals are found above allowable levels.

New Zealand to ban PFAS in cosmetics

While the New Zealand EPA determined that cosmetics manufactured in the country were mostly free of PFAS, 90 percent of the cosmetics sold in the country are imported.

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.

The corporate crusade against PFAS accountability

Over $110 million in lobbying reveals chemical industry's efforts to skirt responsibility for "forever chemicals" crisis.

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ exposure linked to increased risk of ovarian and...

“These chemicals can increase the risk of various different health outcomes and they can alter your biological pathways… That is important to know so that we can better prevent exposures and mitigate risks.”

Federal study finds forever chemicals in more than half of Americans’...

“...we’re talking about a chemical that has managed to find its way into the blood of almost everything on the planet and almost every person in the United States.”

Like tobacco and Big Oil, secret docs show chemical companies knew...

"The industry used several strategies that have been shown common to tobacco, pharmaceutical, and other industries to influence science and regulation—most notably, suppressing unfavorable research and distorting public discourse."

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Groundbreaking study highlights urgent need to protect global forest carbon sinks

Published in Nature, the study underscores the importance of global forests in absorbing carbon dioxide and calls for immediate action to protect these ecosystems.