The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

When the U.S. House of Representatives takes up the bipartisan PFAS Action Act this week, some members of Congress may contend that the bill would ban some uses of PFAS.

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Endocrine disrupting chemicals are an “under-appreciated” diabetes risk factor

We've long known that aspects of modern life — eating sugary foods or sitting for long stretches in front of the tv or steering wheel, for example — contribute to diabetes.

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Planned cover-up: Bhopal gas tragedy survivors on memorial at plant

The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy, however, termed the move to build a memorial on the highly contaminated factory site a "planned cover-up."


Black and Latinx hairdressers exposed to high levels of phthalates

The clouds of vapor in Katrina Randolph's salon that lingered after she and her stylists worked on customers' hair in tight quarters all day made her uneasy.

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Plastic recycling could be more dangerous than you think

Efforts to end plastic pollution with recycling could leave people — and the environment — laden with poisonous chemicals, a new study has found.

Plastic is far more toxic than we thought

You know that phthalates and flame retardants are toxic. But a new study finds that a quarter of all chemicals in plastics could be equally harmful to you.

Sylvia Knight: Toxic fields — time for action on PFAS and pesticides

If we are the conscious, creative, and compassionate beings we are intended to be, we must deal decisively, now, to limit and stop the hidden toxins that threaten life now and into the seventh generation.

Consequences of DDT exposure could last generations

Scientists found health effects in grandchildren of women exposed to the pesticide.

Teflon and ′forever chemicals:′ The hidden toxics in your body

They're everywhere, are harmful to our health and do not biodegrade. Has DW reporter Tim Schauenberg also unknowingly ingested 'forever chemicals'?

Hundreds reported abnormal menstruation after exposure to tear gas, study finds

A scientific paper expands on social media reports of sudden onset of periods, spotting and other menstrual peculiarities during last summer’s protests in Portland, Ore.

NY lawmakers consider ban of flame retardants in consumer products

A bill in the New York state Senate aims to ban flame retardant chemicals in furniture. electronics, and other consumer products because of concerns over their safety.

'These are products that are everywhere': study finds household chemicals may reduce male fertility

Exposure to some chemicals during pregnancy seems to have negative effects on the fertility of their sons 20 years later, according to a new study.

Breaking down Canada’s new environmental law

Canada’s most important environmental law — the Canadian Environmental Protection Act — is getting an overhaul, and taking a hard look at Canadians' exposure to toxic chemicals.

Why California’s first-in-world plan to monitor microplastics in drinking water matters

Every one of us, even unborn fetuses, are continually exposed to microplastics that have become such ubiquitous global environmental pollutants that they now contaminate the everyday air, food, and water we take in.

Why American food wrappers are less toxic than Canadian

Canadians are likely exposed to more toxic chemicals at the grocery store than Americans, according to a recent study.
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Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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Climate activists pan carbon capture plans

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