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Here's what a Biden administration could mean for the fight against GenX and other PFAS

President-elect Joe Biden has said he'll designate a group of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a hazardous substance.

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Fighting PFAS in NC will take more than standards

Rep. Pricey Harrison would welcome maximum contaminant levels for PFAS, but she worries that industries would just switch to another compound.
Justice

Mark Ruffalo joins lawmakers to talk about NC’s Dark Waters

The chemicals have been found in the drinking water of numerous North Carolina communities, including Wilmington and Pittsboro.
Justice

Mark Ruffalo showing Dark Waters, highlighting NC PFAS

North Carolina communities from Wilmington to Pittsboro have struggled with PFAS contamination.
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Toxics

Nordic skiing has an addiction to toxic wax

Fluorinated glide wax is being banned from elite competitions, and big brands like Swix say they're searching for environmentally friendly alternatives.

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Justice

W.Va. Democratic lawmakers announce plans to tackle PFAS chemicals

A group of Democratic West Virginia lawmakers announced plans Monday to introduce legislation to regulate a group of toxic, man-made fluorinated chemicals.
Toxics

Why you need to know about PFAS, the chemicals in pizza boxes and rainwear

A group of more than 4,000 chemicals, PFAS have been found in drinking water, and are used in water-repellent clothes, non-stick pans and pizza boxes
Toxics

North Carolina tests show high levels of GenX in Chemours wells

Water from a well on the Chemours property tested for GenX at a level more than 20,000 times the state provisional health goal for the compound, state records show.

Toxics

Tainted water: The scientists tracing thousands of fluorinated chemicals in our environment

Researchers are struggling to assess the dangers of nondegradable compounds used in clothes, foams and food wrappings.
Originals

Watch: The chemistry of a cover-up

In making our most recent film, The Devil We Know, we thought we understood the pervasive and insidious role that toxic chemicals play in our collective lives.

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Toxics

Key step for GenX testing

There's been little serious attempt to document the actual health effects of GenX and other poly- and perfluorinated compounds that Chemours and, earlier, DuPont let slip into our environment.

Toxics

EPA: Filters appear effective for GenX in water

Carbon filters appear to be effective at screening GenX from drinking water in private wells and municipal water systems near a Chemours plant
Justice

15 years ago, warning signs of a crisis

In March 2003, a Fayetteville Observer reporter toured a new facility at DuPont’s Fayetteville Works plant, which had just begun producing C8.
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Toxics

Sussex County town marks third site with known PFCs contamination in Delaware

Last week, tests revealed the town had elevated levels of PFCs in its public water supply, prompting a water crisis that has left residents and businesses relying on bottled water.
From our Newsroom

A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

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.

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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