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COVID-19 cleaning

Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

The coronavirus has changed just about every routine in our lives, cleaning and disinfecting now among them.

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How toxic chemicals contribute to COVID-19 deaths: Frederick vom Saal, Aly Cohen

Most people living in the U.S. are suffering from one or more chronic diseases that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified as putting people at increased risk of dying from COVID-19.

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Commentary: FDA statement on BPA’s safety is premature

Commentary: FDA statement on BPA’s safety is premature

Last week, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released part of a multi-year study designed to resolve debate over the safety of BPA.

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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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LISTEN: Black histories and visions of urban planning

We need to center "lived experience and desire in a way that our existing frameworks don't allow for."

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