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Congress takes steps to regulate PFAS in water

The House of Representatives this week passed the PFAS Action Act. Consumer Reports explains what you need to know.
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Topo Chico cuts PFAS levels by more than half

New tests by Consumer Reports found Topo Chico cut PFAS levels by more than half, but levels in the popular carbonate water brand were still above a cutoff some experts think is more appropriate.
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Topo Chico Cuts PFAS Levels by More Than Half - Consumer Reports

New tests by Consumer Reports found Topo Chico cut PFAS levels by more than half, but levels in the popular carbonate water brand were still above a cutoff some experts think is more appropriate.
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Solvay PFAS replacement found in workers

Internal studies obtained by Consumer Reports show that the chemical company Solvay has been aware of issues related to PFAS replacements since the 1990s.
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New report underscores the risks of lead in water, especially to bottle-fed babies

A new report by Healthy Babies Bright Futures underscores the risks of lead in water. Black infants are particularly vulnerable. Here's how consumers can protect themselves and their families.

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What’s really in your bottled water?

Consumer Reports found toxic PFAS chemicals in several popular water brands, especially carbonated ones.

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Starkey Spring Water has high levels of arsenic

Bottled water manufactured by Whole Foods and sold in most of its U.S. stores and on Amazon contains potentially harmful levels of arsenic, according to new tests by Consumer Reports.

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Plastic Pollution

What's gone wrong with plastic recycling

Consumer Reports explains what has gone wrong with plastic recycling. Of all the plastic ever produced (more than 10 billion tons of it) less than 10 percent has been recycled.
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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.
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Common pesticides linked to heart disease risks

New research raises concerns about long-term effects of some common pesticides, including permethrin, and the risks of heart disease, Consumer Reports says.
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Arsenic and lead are in your fruit juice: What you need to know

Consumer Reports' testing has discovered concerning amounts of toxic heavy metals including arsenic and lead in fruit juice, and many of those juices marketed to children.
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Are banned drugs in your meat?

In this investigation on banned drugs in your meat, Consumer Reports asks, How did they get into your food? What are the risks? And what can be done to keep these drugs off your plate?
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Heavy metals in baby food: What you need to know

Consumer Reports’ testing into heavy metals in baby food shows concerning levels of cadmium, inorganic arsenic, and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods.
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How safe is your kids' food?

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns of the health effects certain additives in kids' food may pose. Consumer Reports looks into the debate.
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Study links lead exposure to heart disease deaths

Even low-levels of lead exposure are a risk factor for heart disease later in life. Consumer Reports has the latest research, including tips on how to protect yourself.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

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