Improved medical screening in PFAS-impacted communities to identify early disease

People highly exposed to PFAS often face significant hurdles in getting screened for potential health effects from the exposure. That needs to change.

When people learn they are exposed to toxic chemicals, they wonder what it means for their health and often want to take protective action.

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Why chemicals in the US are still “innocent until proven guilty”.

Last month, President Barack Obama signed a chemical bill that was meant to solve a problem few people knew they had. That problem was the substandard safety of everyday chemicals—an issue that affects anyone who uses household cleaners, has a couch or wears clothing. In a month filled with dramatic political news, this seemingly small legislative achievement received little media attention. Yet it actually represents a major reform, providing the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a much-needed retrofit.

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Environmental groups petition EPA to rescind factory farms’ “free pass to pollute”

Air pollution from factory farms and growing feed crops kills an estimated 12,700 people in the U.S. a year.

Fast food burgers, fries, and pizza may leave you full of phthalates

Researchers found fast food from popular chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, and Pizza Hut contain harmful chemicals linked to a suite of health problems.

Nature for all: Connecting communities of color with the outdoors

From an early age, many people don't feel welcome in outdoor spaces or inspired to pursue environmental science careers. That needs to change.

Plastic's toxic reach in Louisiana

Tracing the destructive path of plastic in the most notoriously toxic region of America's petrochemical landscape.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

LISTEN: Respecting Earth and Indigeneity in the Grand Canyon

"The connection the people have here with the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area is much much deeper than many of the experiences that people have that visit the park. They emerged into this world from the Grand Canyon."

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