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House Passes Bill to Protect Drinking Water, Environment From PFAS Contamination

By Kenny Stancil The U.S. House on Wednesday passed the PFAS Action Act of 2021, a bill that, if passed by the U.S. Senate, would improve the regulation and facilitate the cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—long-lasting synthetic chemicals that pose a threat to public and environmental…

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High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass. Two of those compounds – perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Nafion byproduct 2 – are associated with altered immune and…

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“Invisible Toxic Cocktail” in Tap Water Across US Due to “Regulatory Capture”: Analysis

By Kenny Stancil Millions of people throughout the United States “are unwittingly drinking water that includes an invisible toxic cocktail made up of contaminants linked to cancer, brain damage, and other serious health harms,” according to the Environmental Working Group, which updated its nationwide Tap Water…

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Nearly 42,000 Sources of Toxic “Forever Chemicals” Put US Drinking Water at Risk: Study

By Kenny Stancil Bolstering calls for stronger PFAS regulations and more testing, a new analysis released Tuesday finds nearly 42,000 potential sources of toxic “forever chemicals” that could contaminate drinking water in communities throughout the United States. In their peer-reviewed study, which was published in a…

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“This Is a Scandal”: Documents Reveal Obama’s EPA Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking in 2011

By Kenny Stancil Between 2012 and 2020, fossil fuel corporations injected potentially carcinogenic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or chemicals that can degrade into PFAS, into the ground while fracking for oil and gas, after former President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency approved their use despite…

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Toxic Chemicals Linked to Lower Egg Counts in Women

By Jasmin Hassan, Karolinska Institutet; Pauliina Damdimopoulou, Karolinska Institutet, and Richelle Duque Björvang, Karolinska Institutet Birth rates are decreasing worldwide. In all European countries they’re even dropping below population replacement levels, which refers to the number of children needed per woman to keep a population…

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Groundbreaking Investigation Finds Alarming Levels Of Arsenic, Lead And Toxic Chemicals In U.S. Tap Water

By Megan Redshaw On Tuesday, the Guardian released the results of a nine-month investigation conducted jointly with Consumer Reports (CR) which showed alarming levels of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and chemicals from plastic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water samples across the…

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Experts Call For Immediate Ban Of Entire Class Of Chemicals Damaging Babies’ Brains

By Megan Redshaw, J.D., Children’s Health Defense A new peer-reviewed article links phthalates, a group of neurotoxic chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products including toys, floor coverings and food packaging, to long-lasting neurodevelopmental harm in fetuses, infants and children. The authors of the study,…

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