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The EPA recently proposed new guidelines on PFAS levels in our drinking water. A water quality expert explains what it would actually take to remove these ‘forever chemicals.’

Nonprofit organizations MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition released the new Healthy Pregnancy Guideto help parents-to-be navigate the challenges of making healthier living choices for babies and the planet.

Recent laws encourage recycling old plastic into new products. But verifying recycled content relies on tricky math.
Researchers have found PFAS in the bodies of wild animals everywhere they’ve looked. Now they’re beginning to understand the health effects.