Scientists say “forever chemicals” should be managed as a chemical class

The proposal is intended to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of efforts to reduce the chemicals' harm to human health and the environment.

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Household chemicals that harm fish were found in Susquehanna River. This research aims to help

Lead scientist Katie Hayden plans to publish recommendations for products people can use that don't have the harmful chemicals, which are called endocrine-disrupting compounds.


Chemicals found in household plastics linked to premature birth risk

Chemicals in plastic have been linked to premature birth risk. But New Zealand expert says it's not quite time to go plastic-free.

How companies are getting 1,4-dioxane out of home and personal care products

Chemical makers, cleaning product firms, and cosmetics makers are all scrambling to meet new limits on the impurity.


US trade deal ‘could flood Britain with toxic cosmetics’

More than 1,300 toxic ingredients have been banned from use in cosmetics in the UK, with restrictions on a further 500 ingredients. In comparison, only 11 are banned in the US.


Meet the sulfur miners risking their lives inside a volcano

Mt. Ijen, on the island of Java, is one of the most dangerous workplaces on Earth.

'Forever chemical' found in half of all cosmetics could kill seals and dolphins

A 'forever chemical' found in half of all cosmetics could kill seals and dolphins, the Marine Conservation Society has said as it calls for a ban.


Did you know that your hand lotions, cosmetics and detergents could be creating as much air pollution as your car?

You may not have heard of Volatile Organic Compounds but it's likely that your lungs are infinitely familiar with them.


Why your cosmetics don’t have to be tested for safety

The regulations that guarantee the safety of cosmetic products you use everyday haven’t been updated since 1938.

NY bans some cleaners, cosmetics to help prevent water contamination

New York is banning the sale of certain cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products. It's because of a chemical called 1,4-dioxane. The EPA says it's a likely carcinogen to people but it is still in many products.

FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

Since the 1970s, the FDA downplayed health concerns about talc in powders and cosmetics, deferring again and again to manufacturers, documents show.

Lupita D. Montoya, Aaron Lamplugh: Nail salon workers suffer chemical exposures that can be like working at a garage or a refinery

The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.

Office workers may be breathing potentially harmful compounds in cosmetics

Some cosmetics and deodorants contain chemicals that, when released into the air, may pose a risk to human health.


How can companies protect the biodiversity they depend on

As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business.


Acid and coke: A dangerous combo for marine life

For sea urchins, ocean acidification magnifies the toxicity of cocaine.

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