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How the chemicals industry’s pollution slipped under the radar

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It’s one of the biggest industries in the world, consumes more than 10% of fossil fuels produced globally and emits an estimated 3.3 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions a year, more than India’s annual emissions – ye...

US legislation banning ‘forever chemicals’ far from certain as Senate fight looms

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Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in Congress would ban PFAS “forever chemicals” in US food packaging and significantly reduce exposure to the highly toxic compounds, supporters say, but its passage is far f...

Canada: First Nation exposed to high levels of cancer-causing chemicals

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A First Nations community in Canada has learned that levels of a cancer-causing chemical in its air are 44 times higher than is considered safe, after years of fighting for the data. Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Ontari...

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

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This week the EPA announced a new roadmap to research, restrict, and remediate PFAS – a group of industrial “forever chemicals” that have been linked to cancer and are found in our food, water, and even our blood. Pre...

‘This stuff won’t go away’: PFAS chemicals contaminate Wisconsin’s waterways and soil

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L'anno scorso, residents in Campbell, Wisconsin, a four-square-mile island city in the Mississippi River, learned disturbing news: toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” used in firefighting foam at a neighboring airport had prob...

EPA unveils new strategy to address US contamination of ‘forever’ chemicals

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday announced a “strategic roadmap” it said would help restrict a class of toxic chemicals from being released into the environment and accelerate the cleanup of exis...

Rivelato: più di 120,000 US sites feared to handle harmful PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified more than 120,000 locations around the US where people may be exposed to a class of toxic “forever chemicals” associated with various cancers and other healt...

Chemicals used in packaging may play role in 100,000 US deaths a year – study

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The group of chemicals called phthalates, also known as plasticizers, may contribute to the early deaths of 91,000 per 107,000 older adults in the US each year, according to a new study. Adults between 55 e 64 with t...

Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, l'analisi trova

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A new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data has revealed that PFAS chemicals – often known as “forever chemicals” due to their longevity in the environment – are contributing to the climate crisis as their ...

Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida

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Behind a playground littered with downed tree branches, Shell’s refinery in Norco, Louisiana spewed black smoke from its stacks. The smell of rotten eggs, the signature scent of sulphur emissions, lingered in the air....

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ contaminate indoor air at worrying levels, lo studio trova

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Toxic PFAS compounds are contaminating the air inside homes, classrooms and stores at alarming levels, a new study has found. Researchers with the University of Rhode Island and Green Science Policy Institute tested i...

California, uomo accusato di aver aggredito la polizia con un palo e sostanze chimiche durante l'attacco al Campidoglio

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Quando David Dempsey è stato arrestato in California giovedì con l'accusa di aver attaccato agenti di polizia che difendevano il Campidoglio degli Stati Uniti... 6 gennaio, gli attivisti locali di Los Angeles non sono rimasti sorpresi. I pubblici ministeri federali hanno un...

Water on Chesapeake Bay military bases contains toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’

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Groundwater on military bases along the Chesapeake Bay is contaminated with toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” at levels many times above the level some regulators say is safe for drinking, and they are likely ending up i...

Are we being kept safe from ‘forever chemicals’ injected into fracking sites?

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Not willing to rest their laurels on the theft of the future, the fossil fuel industry is now salting the earth with forever chemicals. In a bombshell exposé from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the New...

Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

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Maine has enacted a groundbreaking law that will ban the use of toxic PFAS compounds in all products by 2030, except in instances deemed “currently unavoidable”. Though states and the federal government have passed pi...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread in top makeup brands, lo studio trova

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Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” are widely used in cosmetics produced by major brands in the US and Canada, a new study that tested for the chemicals in hundreds of products found. The peer-reviewed study, published in...

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