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Connecting the dots between plastic, mercury, asbestos and PFAS: A new report confirms PVC’s toxic lifecycle
Plastics production imperils life on earth in many ways, from the pursuit of fossil fuels to the pollution of the oceans. All petrochemical plastics exact some toll in their manufacture. But there is one type of plastic that is particularly harmful: polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as vinyl or PVC. A new catalog of the world’s […]
Are toxic chemicals making you sicker, fatter and poorer? An Interview with Dr. Leo Trasande on his new book
Dr. Leo Trasande is a leading voice in public health policy and a top environmental medicine scientist. In a newly published book, he reveals the alarming truth about how hormone-disrupting chemicals like phthalates and flame retardants are affecting our daily lives—and what we can do to protect ourselves and fight back.
With advocacy and regulations spurring a shift away from methylene chloride and NMP (though EPA has failed to act on NMP), consumers and contractors may be wondering what alternatives they can use.
Yesterday, our new report revealed that toxic PFAS chemicals are hiding in common takeout packaging and other food contact materials at some of the nation’s largest and most popular grocery stores.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Takeout food packaging from several leading U.S. grocery stores is likely treated with harmful PFAS chemicals, according to a new study released today by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future. PFAS are highly persistent and toxic chemicals whose widespread use has contaminated drinking water across the country.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, like many moms-to-be, I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything I could in a “natural” and “non-toxic” way. A couple of google searches later, and I was overwhelmed. I wanted a site that was easy to read, positive, and with real science-based suggestions and recommendations for what to do without actively trying to sell me anything.
An excerpt from Leah Segedie’s new book Green Enough.
Sophia Ruan Gushée left her successful career in investment management to study our toxic exposures from what we buy and do. She shares her expertise in her critically-acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing.
If you have a little one on the way or are considering it, you may be overwhelmed by the monumental task of getting ready. There are so many choices to be made in a matter of months.
A new study released today finds TVs could be bad for your health in an unexpected way: TVs contain toxic flame retardant chemicals that can contaminate homes.