EU member states publish inaugural lists of EDCs

Four member states collaborated on the list in an effort to accelerate regulatory and industry action on endocrine disrupting chemicals.

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Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ flow freely through Cape Fear River—and now its fish

The health effects of PFAS chemicals are still under scientific investigation, but North Carolina residents worry that the abundant substances puts them in danger too.

Mahi Pono’s Pesticide Files: Mahi Pono uses paraquat and another chemical toxic to marine life and bees.

Mahi Pono, Maui's largest landowner, sprayed the highly toxic chemical paraquat six times last September and October, according to Hawai'i's Department of Agriculture.

Pollution is causing wild fish deformities in California

A new study demonstrates how high selenium concentrations, primarily from industrial and agricultural runoff, can affect wild fish.

Living on Earth: Food and Drug Admin. disputes BPA health risks

The chemical BPA, an endocrine disruptor, is widely used in food packaging. Environmental Health News published a reported series showing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stacked the deck against findings from independent scientists that link BPA to harmful human health effects, ranging from birth defects to cancer. Science journalist Lynne Peeples joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss this investigation and why even BPA alternatives may also not be safe.

DSM developing phase out timeline for EDCs

Global nutrition, health and materials company Royal DSM's coatings and resins business is developing a phase out timeline for endocrine disrupting chemicals, respiratory sensitisers and "other chemicals of high concern" (CoHCs).


George Monbiot: Toxic sofas are a secret scandal – and an ‘EU red tape’ bonfire will make it worse

The use of banned flame retardants is widespread, yet our prime minister is hostile towards public protections, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot.


Scientists found harmful 'forever chemicals' in pet cats and dogs

PFAS are in everything from clothing to non-stick pans, and can harm humans and animals. Now, scientists have found them in pet cats and dogs.

Lower birthrates are a result of toxic environment, Jeremy Grantham says

Lower birthrates are a result of people postponing childbirth into later years as well as chemical toxicity in the environment according to research.

Overall pesticide usage down, weedkiller atrazine on the rise in Vermont

Atrazine was the most-used pesticide on Vermont farms despite being banned in Europe.

The new ‘Toxic Beauty’ documentary asks: Are skin-care products the new cigarettes?

A thought-provoking documentary considers the impact of virtually unregulated chemicals in personal-care products.

Rates of breast cancer in Scots men doubles as experts suggest pesticides could be linked to countryside cases

Chemicals used in farming may be a factor as male breast cancer cases double in Scotland, according to research.

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.

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