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Researchers call for action on lead-contaminated meat due to EHN reporting

“This public health issue extends beyond donated meat to millions of Americans in the hunting community, who regularly consume meat from game harvested with lead ammunition.”

Scientists from the U.S. and Europe are calling for inspections of donated hunted meat at U.S. food banks to prevent toxic lead exposure for children and families.

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PFAS-polluted North Carolina alligators have weakened immune systems

Alligators living along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina had high levels of 14 different PFAS chemicals in their blood and showed clear signs of immune system dysfunction, according to a new study.

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Americans actually agree on something — they want products free of harmful chemicals

As we near midterm elections, a new poll has done the unthinkable: found an issue that doesn’t divide us.

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Starbucks will eliminate all PFAS in its packaging

Starbucks earlier this month announced its first commitment to eliminate harmful PFAS chemicals in its food packaging in both the U.S. and abroad, joining other large companies in banning the toxics.

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Get BPA out of food packaging, US health professionals tell feds

Get BPA out of food packaging, US health professionals tell feds

With Europe moving to all but ban BPA from food packaging products, the U.S. needs to do the same, a coalition of doctors and scientists said in a petition today.

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Lead ammo hampers the bald eagle rebound in the Northeast US

While bald eagle populations have slowly recovered since the pesticide DDT was banned in 1972, toxic lead ammo has reduced population growth by 4% to 6% annually in the Northeast U.S., according to a new study.

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Americans agree on something: Get single-use plastics out of our national parks

About 82% of U.S. voters support stopping the sale of single-use plastics at national parks, according to a poll released today by the non-profit Oceana.

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Agents of Change: New fellows focused on justice and diversity in science

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program is excited to announce our third group of fellows.

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Car tire chemicals are killing salmon and steelhead

The chemical 6PPD, added to tires to prevent degradation, is causing a “complete breakdown of the blood brain barrier” in fish, a new study found.

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A new analysis shows a “crisis” of male reproductive health

Global average sperm count is declining at a quicker pace than previously known, chemical exposure is a suspected culprit.

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Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

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Frequently asked questions on the new sperm count decline study

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