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Can plastic bottle caps help cleanse the Indian River Lagoon?

Researchers found bags of bottle caps can serve as a home-base for bacteria to remove excess nitrogen from the water, lessening toxic algae blooms
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Was plastics being mixed with oil in Mauritius spill to produce a horror ‘Frankenstein fuel’?

New findings from leading international scientists warn of 'unusual' characteristics discovered in Mauritius oil spill, 'unlike anything seen in an oil spill before.'

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Toxics

Bisphenol A and puberty onset in female mice: Developmental effects of low-dose exposure

Girls have been entering puberty at increasingly younger average ages since the 1800s, in no small part because health and nutrition have improved over time. A new experimental study of mice exposed to low doses of BPA indicates EDCs may also contribute.

www.discovermagazine.com
Toxics

Many BPA-free plastics are toxic. Some are worse than BPA

More than 50 different chemicals are now pumped into consumer products in place of BPA. These BPA-free alternatives can be as bad as — or worse than — the original.
chemicalwatch.com
Toxics

Study: early BPA exposure may cause 'premature ageing' of liver epigenome

Susceptibility to metabolic disorders could increase as a result, results suggest.

Originals

BPA: What you need to know

BPA - a common chemical in durable plastics - is detrimental to our health and remains in widespread use.

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Toxics

Little known about non-natural chemicals increasingly being found in environment

Pesticides, ingredients from sunscreen, an artificial sweetener and the plasticizer bisphenol-A,were among the chemicals found.

time.com
Justice

One organization aims to hold Antarctic polluters liable

Greenpeace is trying to trace plastics back to the polluters.

www.sciencemag.org
Toxics

To replace controversial plastic additive BPA, a chemical company teams up with unlikely allies

To test its new compound, Sherwin-Williams sought help from scientists and environmental groups critical of bisphenol A.

Toxics

In New York City, paper receipts set to go the way of foie gras

Those yard-long paper receipts that spew from cash registers may be following plastic bags and foie gras into the dustbin of New York City history.
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Toxics

Many environmental exposures linked to high blood pressure in children

Researchers have found that environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood could have an effect on blood pressure in young people. 
Toxics

Leonardo Trasande: Banning dangerous chemicals could save the US billions

It's a myth that environmental regulations stifle economic productivity. Harmful chemicals cost the US $340bn a year.

Toxics

Paper receipts would be restricted in California under AB 161

California shoppers would have to ask for paper receipts at stores if Gavin Newsom signs into a law a bill that restricts their use. AB 161 by Assemblyman Phil Ting favors electronic receipts.
Toxics

Illinois lawmakers targeting harmful chemical found in receipts

State senators passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit BPA from being used in paper for business and banking records. Cash register paper and debit card and sales receipts would be included.

Toxics

Switzerland bans the use of BPA and BPS in thermal paper

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to ban bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in thermal paper.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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