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Are industrial chemicals killing rare whales and familiar dolphins?

Dozens of beached animals on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained high levels of pollutants and heavy metals in their blubber and liver tissues, a new study shows.

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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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The chemicals to avoid in your shampoo and body wash

A new study conducted by the Silent Spring Institute looks at how chemicals can build up in the body through common exposures.

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The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

Beach sands around the world are laced with the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to new research that calls attention to a less well-known source of exposure to the hormone-mimicking chemical.

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High BPA levels linked to 49% greater risk of death within 10 years, study says

The chemical BPA, found in the lining of canned foods and many plastics and in thermal receipts, was linked to a 49% greater risk of death within 10 years, according to a new study.
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New experiments measure how much plastic is in our bodies

We know we’re ingesting plastic every day. But what happens to it is still a mystery. Scientists are now trying to figure out how much is staying in our organs, and what the long-term health effects might be.
Originals

More bad news for BPA: Novel analysis adds to evidence of chemical’s health effects

Exposure to minuscule amounts of bisphenol-A can cause a multitude of health problems, including effects on the developing brain, heart, and ovaries, according to a paper published on Thursday that integrates data from several animal studies.

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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.
Originals

BPA exposure and hormone changes are a dangerous combo for aging men

It's an uncomfortable, often embarrassing problem—having to pee a lot, but not getting relief when you go.

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

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

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Products we use every day are full of harmful chemicals. Can green chemistry lead to safer alternatives?

Organization and consumer demand for products that don't harm people or pollute the environment are moving forward-thinking brands toward safer ingredients.

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Eat less plastic

We all consume thousands of microplastic particles in food, water, and air, and plastic use can expose us to harmful chemicals. Consumer Reports explains how to eat less plastic and try to reduce your risk.
Originals

Confronting the chemicals that are worsening COVID-19

What affects how likely you are to die from the novel coronavirus?

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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.

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Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the health effects of fracking on "In This Climate"

"People in communities with fracking are fearful about the exposures they're facing from the industry."

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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