First, there was DDT. Then came BPA. The latest chemical acronym to become a household name is PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. All PFAS persist in the environment, and some of those found in food packaging are also bioaccumulative and harmful to humans.
When school systems, universities and colleges, or local governments choose to install artificial turf fields, they seem all bright, shiny green and clean. How many of those buyers pay attention to the endgame—the disposing of many tons of hazardous waste?
What does a rabble-rousing, fight-the-power, ripped-from-the-headlines corporate-conspiracy whistleblower drama look like in the Trump era? It looks like Todd Haynes' “Dark Waters" exposé of DuPont's poisoning of West Virginia with perfluorinated compounds.
The Bethany Slavic Missionary Church's well is one of thousands of water sources located on and near military bases polluted with chemicals from perfluorinated foam, which was used by the armed services since the 1960s. Church leaders boasted it was the cleanest water in Sacramento. Whoops.
Anniversary of north Alabama water investigation: millions paid, illegal chemical releases, halted production
In the last 365 days, there have been numerous developments regarding 3M's Decatur plant.
If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.