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.
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Wrangell Tribe helps keep thousands of pounds of e-waste out of landfills

In an area like Southeast Alaska, any shipment of heavy old tech costs more than many individuals or companies can afford.

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Indoor dust contains PFAS and other toxic chemicals

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.
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Mardi Gras is an environmental disaster

The annual carnival along the Gulf Coast was canceled this year due to the pandemic. Here’s how to make it more eco-friendly in 2022.
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Vermont's new solid waste rules don’t solve the sludge problem

The new rules require testing soil, groundwater, and the septage or biosolid material being applied to the land for the presence of PFAS, ‘forever’ chemicals.
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Oregon DEQ identifies hundreds of toxics in Willamette River Basin

The study did not find evidence of toxics that pose an immediate risk to human health or the environment, DEQ officials said.
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England’s waterways as polluted as they were 4 years ago

Only 16% of rivers, lakes and coastal waters meet minimum ecological criteria, agency says.

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The 3 scariest chemicals to watch out for in your home

They’re everywhere and can impair fertility and interfere with child development.
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Dogs can be 'early-warning systems' for toxic chemical exposure at home

Dogs and people carry remarkably similar amounts of common household chemicals in their bodies, a possible boon for human health.
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Best Buy's restricted substance lists 'do not go far enough', says NGO

US-based electronics retailer Best Buy should "significantly expand" its list of restricted chemicals, according to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF).

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What challenges do consumer electronics companies face in addressing their chemical footprint?

The vast scale of their supply chains is just one of the potential obstacles to grapple with as businesses take their latest steps towards managing hazardous chemicals.

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The Americans who say ‘toxic soup’ tap water has given them cancer

New study shows PFAS compounds may be found in more cities than previously realized.

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NGO: PFASs, flame retardants to dominate US state chemical legislation

Twenty-nine states to consider more than 180 such policies in 2020.

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Questions remain about using treated sewage on farms

Spreading biosolids—which include human and industrial waste—on farmland helps cut down on synthetic fertilizer. But it may also pollute water supplies and expose people to harmful chemicals.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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