Home Depot to phase out some products containing PFAS chemicals

The home improvement company will stop purchasing and selling any carpets or rugs containing the toxics by the end of the year

The largest home improvement chain in the U.S. announced it will stop carrying some products containing dangerous PFAS chemicals by the end of the year.

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Concerns grow over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

For decades, sewage sludge from thousands of wastewater treatment plants has been used nationwide as cropland fertilizer. But state inspectors in Maine ordered a halt to the practice in 2017 after learning the material was laced with one of the potentially harmful chemicals known collectively as PFAS, which are turning up in drinking water and some foods across the U.S.

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Common insecticide threatens survival of wild, migrating birds

Migrating songbirds exposed to small amounts of a neonicotinoid pesticide suffered weight loss and migration delays, both of which could reduce their chances of survival, according to a new study.

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Op-Ed: Kraft-Heinz rejects petition to remove phthalates from their products

Editor's note: This op-ed is an update after a petition was delivered to Kraft-Heinz's Pittsburgh headquarters last month calling for immediate action to find and remove phthalates from their supply chain.

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