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Tag: PFAS

EPA names PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances

"[The] EPA must urgently follow up this rule with strong science-based and equitable actions to regulate PFAS as a class."

Scientists develop new material to clean up forever chemicals

This sustainable PFAS clean-up system could scale for commercial use, leading to a better way to remove these chemical pollutants from the environment.

EPA revises health advisory for PFAS pollution in US water systems

The new health advisory finds no safe level for "forever chemicals" in United States water systems.

Massachusetts sues 15 companies over PFAS contamination

“We’re glad the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is taking steps to hold PFAS manufacturers accountable for the financial burden that communities are facing as they try to provide their residents with safe drinking water."

More than half of US car seats contain chemicals, report confirms

“Parents shouldn’t have to strap their child into a car seat that exposes them to toxic chemicals.”

High amounts of a toxic forever chemical found in bloodstreams of...

The report found the chemical, which is used in firefighting foam, in the blood of residents in a community located near an Air National Guard base.

Injustice forever? Toxic PFAS chemicals have ‘made a mockery of our...

With a lack of regulations addressing toxic “forever chemicals,” students and professors at a Vermont college have taken their research skills into communities to spur action.

Is your tap water safe to drink? Pesticides, radioactive material, PFAS...

“With more funding, stronger federal safety standards and a greater focus on helping historically disadvantaged areas, safe water could finally be a given for all communities across the country.”

EPA announces new plan to regulate wastewater pollution with updated guidelines...

"Importantly and for the first time, EPA is committing to limit PFAS in wastewater discharges.”

House passes PFAS Action Act which protects environment and human health

“We are one step closer to protecting the health of Americans from these toxic forever chemicals.”

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Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

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Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

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