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Opinion: Listen to experts and tackle the toxic chemical crisis contributing to chronic disease

Exposure to toxic chemicals is contributing to rates of chronic illnesses and amplifying the impacts of Covid-19.

EPA is conducting multiple criminal probes tied to 'forever chemicals'

The Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out "multiple" criminal probes tied to forever chemicals, the agency said in a Wednesday update on its action plan regarding the chemicals.

US cosmetics are full of chemicals banned by Europe – why?

A long list of potentially harmful ingredients banned in the EU are legally allowed in the US due to historically relaxed regulations

Is the EPA stifling science on chemical toxicity reports?

Critics say changes to the agency's review process will harm public health.


World chemical outlook 2019: Environmental forecast

Looking ahead to the biggest environmental issues for chemistry worldwide, including climate change, air quality, PFAS pollution, plastics, and chemical regulation.

Trump's EPA is undermining new law to regulate chemicals

The EPA has taken steps that undermine almost everything the new Toxic Substance Control Act was meant to achieve.

What is 'green' dry cleaning? A toxics expert explains

Dry cleaning isn't really dry – it uses chemical solvents. Perc, the most common option, has contaminated soil and groundwater and poses serious health risks, but safer choices are emerging.

EPA’s asbestos policy is toxic

New policies place chemical companies above American health.


Analysis: As asbestos toll mounts, Trump’s EPA ignores it

Two years ago, President Obama signed a successful bipartisan effort to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).

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Donald Trump called asbestos poisoning a mob-led conspiracy, now his EPA won’t evaluate asbestos already in homes

The Environmental Protection Agency will not consider the health risks and impacts of asbestos already in the environment when evaluating the dangers associated with the chemical compound, Scott Pruitt announced quietly last week.
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Commentary: Is this the legacy we want?

For the last twelve and a half years, I have lived my life knowing that the cancer I was diagnosed with could come back at any time.

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The truth about pollution is even worse

It isn't just a little bit of pollution. And it isn't under control — not even close. Its scope is stunning. Legal documents filed this week put an entirely new light on the levels of pollution pouring out of the chemical plant just south of Fayetteville, South Carolina. It is massive.

Miyoko Sakashita: Ocean plastic pollution is hazardous waste the US should ban

Plastic pollution is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050.

Members of Congress to EPA: Act now on deadly chemical

People keep dying while using paint strippers with methylene chloride. The EPA is slow-walking a proposed ban.
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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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