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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Work resumes on cleaning up contaminated sediment I & J waterway

Many of the substances found can be traced back to historic industrial plants such as a pulp and paper mill, municipal landfills and shipyards.
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Products we use every day are full of harmful chemicals. Can green chemistry lead to safer alternatives?

Organization and consumer demand for products that don't harm people or pollute the environment are moving forward-thinking brands toward safer ingredients.

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Eat less plastic

We all consume thousands of microplastic particles in food, water, and air, and plastic use can expose us to harmful chemicals. Consumer Reports explains how to eat less plastic and try to reduce your risk.
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Autism and phthalates: Exposure in womb linked to autistic traits in boys

Young boys who were exposed in the womb to certain phthalate chemicals were more likely to have autism traits at ages 3 and 4, according to a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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Lower birthrates are a result of toxic environment, Jeremy Grantham says

Lower birthrates are a result of people postponing childbirth into later years as well as chemical toxicity in the environment according to research.

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The new ‘Toxic Beauty’ documentary asks: Are skin-care products the new cigarettes?

A thought-provoking documentary considers the impact of virtually unregulated chemicals in personal-care products.
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EFSA to look again at phthalates in plastic food contact materials

The European Commission will ask the European Food Safety Authority to conduct another risk assessment of phthalates in plastic food contact materials.

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Why your cosmetics don’t have to be tested for safety

The regulations that guarantee the safety of cosmetic products you use everyday haven’t been updated since 1938.
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Kraft Heinz: A cautionary cost-cutting tale

Kraft Heinz is a cautionary tale. To turn its fortunes around, it needs earn customers back with investment in sustainable practices and healthier food, free of harmful additives and chemicals, like phthalates.

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Ocean change written into bird bodies

Analyzing the remains of collected and salvaged seabirds suggests a changing Bering Sea ecosystem.

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"This global pandemic is scary for everyone and it's even scarier knowing your family has been exposed to chemicals that may hurt the immune system."

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Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

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

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