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High levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in anti-fogging sprays and wipes

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Anti-fogging sprays and cloths often used to prevent condensation on eyeglasses from wearing a mask or on face shields may contain high levels of potentially toxic PFAS “forever chemicals”, according to a new study le...

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ constantly cycle through ground, air and water, 研究发现

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Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in the ocean are transported from seawater to air when waves hit the beach and that phenomenon represents a significant source of air pollution, a new study from Stockholm University has...

Girl, 11, dies after pest control chemicals found at east London flats

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An 11-year-old girl has died and several other people have fallen ill after apparent pest control chemicals were found at a block of flats in east London. Paramedics called in police on Saturday afternoon after report...

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...

加拿大: 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, 水, and even our blood. Pre...

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

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去年, residents in Campbell, 威斯康星州, 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...

揭露: 多于 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 到 107,000 older adults in the US each year, according to a new study. Adults between 55 和 64 with t...

Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, 分析发现

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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, 研究发现

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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 man charged with attacking police with a pole and chemicals during Capitol attack

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When David Dempsey was arrested in California on Thursday and charged with attacking police officers defending the US Capitol on 6 一月, local activists in Los Angeles were not surprised. Federal prosecutors have a...

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...

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