Glamour

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

It's Surprisingly Hard to Ban Toxic Sex Toys, But Here's How to Protect Yourself

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Climate

Hurricane Maria: Three weeks after landfall, Puerto Rico is still dark, dry, frustrated.

Three weeks since Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico still dark, thirsty and frustrated

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Toxics

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products, from baby toys to televisions. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.

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Justice

Columbus Day: Not a day of hope for the environment.

The Columbus mindset is the same one that is driving our global civilization toward environmental catastrophe

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No EU deal on hormone-disrupting chemicals.

The EU's efforts to regulate chemicals which can potentially disrupt the body's hormones suffered a setback today when MEPs blocked a key proposal.

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Toxics

MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition.

MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition

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Toxics

Colorado needs a limit for water contamination in El Paso County.

Colorado health officials should take the contamination crisis in El Paso County into their own hands and set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals found in drinking water.

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Toxics

North Carolina tells Chemours to give bottled water to its neighbors.

Wells at 11 households near the plant south of Fayetteville tested positive for GenX chemical contamination.

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Climate

Fighting for a foothold.

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Toxics

Colorado mulls state limit for groundwater contamination from PFCs.

By BRUCE FINLEY | bfinley@denverpost.com

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Water

Discontinued chemical still in North Carolina well water, report shows.

A suspected carcinogen that a company agreed to stop using eight years ago showed up in recent tests from wells on its property at levels well above the federal guidelines, according to state records.

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Climate

Climate change threatens the world's parasites (that's not good).

Animals around the world are on the move. So are their parasites.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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