Elizabeth Gribkoff

PFAS cosmetics

IN-DEPTH: For clean beauty brands, getting PFAS out of makeup might be easier said than done

“Even the most well-intentioned brands could experience PFAS problems.”

After a bombshell study came out last summer showing that a number of cosmetics contained PFAS, a class of compounds linked to cancer and reproductive problems, small-scale Oregon beauty company Axiology sent a suite of its products for testing.

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PFAS cosmetics studies are “springboard” for litigation

Cosmetics companies could face litigation if their products are found to contain PFAS, warn attorneys, as a rash of recent lawsuits hit companies touting themselves as clean but whose products contain evidence of “forever chemicals.”

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PFAS clothes

IN DEPTH: First-of-its kind testing points to dangers and unknowns of PFAS in clothing

If you happened to be strolling by the Adidas outlet store near the company’s German headquarters on a sunny May day in 2014, you would have seen a soccer match of sorts on the concrete outside. But there was something odd about this game.

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PFAS outdoor wear

PFAS widespread in water- and stain-resistant outdoor clothes, home linens

Looking for a new tablecloth or comforter? You might want to take a closer look if it’s stain-resistant because it likely contains toxic “forever chemicals,” according to a new report.

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PFAS in makeup

Green beauty product testing finds more than 60% have PFAS indicators

Green cosmetic makers know their audience. One manufacturer, in addition to the standard lines about how long-lasting and colorful their product is, says that their lip tint is “cruelty-free,” vegan, and made from wholesome ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter.

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north carolina hog waste

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

A coalition of environmental and animal rights groups petitioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday to abandon a "sweetheart" deal with factory farm owners—and start enforcing air pollution regulations.

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plastic pollution

Climate pollution from plastics to outpace coal emissions in US by 2030, report finds

With dozens of new plastics manufacturing and recycling facilities in the works, the U.S. plastics industry will release more greenhouse gas emissions than coal-fired power plants by 2030, say the authors of a new report.

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e-waste

Electronic waste from just this year will outweigh the Great Wall of China

This year, each of us will throw out, recycle, or shove into a desk drawer an average of 16.8 pounds of old phones, laptops, toasters, and other electronics and appliances, according to the UN — a whopping total of 63.3 million tons of electronic waste worldwide.

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