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Tag: PFAS

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.

Major bandage brands in the U.S. contain PFAS, study finds

Recent testing has revealed a concerning presence of PFAS, known as 'forever chemicals,' in numerous bandage brands across the U.S., including those specifically marketed to people of color.

Recent court ruling threatens progress in PFAS chemical regulation

PFAS have become a focal point for public health experts due to their association with a range of diseases, including cancer, liver and kidney conditions, and reproductive issues.

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.

The corporate crusade against PFAS accountability

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

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."

Testing finds toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in common US food pesticides

The results of the recent tests suggest that at least some of the agricultural products are being contaminated with PFAS from unknown sources.

Researchers develop method to permanently destroy toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in water...

“The results we obtain from these real-world field studies will allow us to further optimize the technology and have it ready."

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are everywhere: here’s what that means for wildlife

Researchers have found PFAS in the bodies of wild animals everywhere they’ve looked. Now they’re beginning to understand the health effects.

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An investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo offer to oil executives uncovers potential tax savings of $110 billion, raising serious ethical, legal, and environmental concerns.

Trump’s alleged $1 billion oil deal exposed: Media blackout raises alarms

A stunning quid pro quo promise to Big Oil executives by former President Donald Trump receives scant coverage, raising questions about media integrity and democratic accountability.

Florida bans sale and distribution of lab-grown meat throughout state

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed a ban on lab-grown meat with similar initiatives being considered in Arizona, Alabama and Tennessee.

Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana: A major shift in US drug policy

President Biden’s Department of Justice takes historic steps to reclassify marijuana, aiming to end a ‘failed approach’ and recognize its medical benefits, sparking mixed reactions from lawmakers and advocates.