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Toxic synthetic “forever chemicals” are in our water and on our plates

What makes PFAS chemicals extremely useful—and extremely hard to get rid of—are the bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms that are almost impossible to break.
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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

If you've been considering throwing out that old couch, now might be a good time. Dust in buildings with older furniture is more likely to contain a suite of compounds that impact our health, according to new research.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

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More traces of cancer-causing PFAS in Arctic raise alarm over global spread

Scientists are still grappling with the complex puzzle of how these toxic chemicals are moving through the environment.
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Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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Are non-stick pans safe?

It might be time to ditch your old Teflon cookware.
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The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

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This chemical can impair fertility, but it’s hard to avoid

Hormone-disrupting phthalates can be found in everything from plastics and household goods to personal care products. Studies have shown they may be harmful to women’s reproductive systems.
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More bad news for BPA: Novel analysis adds to evidence of chemical’s health effects

Exposure to minuscule amounts of bisphenol-A can cause a multitude of health problems, including effects on the developing brain, heart, and ovaries, according to a paper published on Thursday that integrates data from several animal studies.

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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

An article written by a group of 19 toxicologists has been published verbatim in eight toxicology journals in the last four months.

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The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in medicine and medical devices is grossly underestimated, and physicians have an ethical obligation to talk about these exposures with their patients, according to a new study.

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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.

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Indoor air pollution and heavy metals linked to child obesity

When it comes to our bodies, we are what we eat—or so the adage goes.

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