Opinion: Listen to experts and tackle the toxic chemical crisis contributing to chronic disease

Exposure to toxic chemicals is contributing to rates of chronic illnesses and amplifying the impacts of Covid-19.

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PFAS chemicals in food: Expert QA

What are PFAS chemicals --recently found in molded fiber bowls used for food, including Chipotle's -- and should we be worried about them?

Greater supply chain collaboration, information key to BPA substitution

The European Chemicals Agency and Belgian health and economic ministries hosted a workshop on thermal paper alternatives.

When it comes to flame retardants, new chemicals, new problems

In the 2000s, California banned a class of toxic fire retardants called PBDEs, which were put in household items like furniture and electronics. But now the chemicals used to replace them may also be negatively impacting fish and humans.
The flame retardant PolyFR is mostly used in insulation. (Credit: Ernie Seckinger/flickr)

“Environmentally friendly” flame retardants break down into potentially toxic chemicals

A purported "eco-friendly" flame retardant breaks down into smaller, possibly harmful chemicals when exposed to heat and ultraviolet light, according to a study from German researchers.

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California bill would curb use of paper receipts, push digital option

A California lawmaker introduced legislation that would make the state the first to bar retailers from giving out printed receipts unless a customer requests them.
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Year-in-review: Integrating impact

As reporters, we're used to asking questions.

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Invisible pollutants and the tipping point for endocrine disruption

This is the story of how our physical environments in every community are currently under siege from endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our midst.

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The consequences of status quo chemical policy are becoming increasingly clear

Editor's note: This is adapted from a lecture Zoeller gave at the 51st Session of International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies: Science for Peace the World Over, in Erice, Italy, in August. It has been lightly edited.

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Worried about flame retardants? Clean your house (and hands)!

After a small group of women increased their house cleaning and hand washing, the levels of harmful common flame retardants in their bodies plummeted, according to a study released today.

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Hawaii just made a brilliant end run around Scott Pruitt’s EPA

By banning the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, the state is doing what the EPA refuses to do—protect its residents' health.

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