Times Herald-Record: Study: Toxic chemicals in Newburgh water, local wells found in fast-food packaging

February 2, 2017

The family of toxic chemicals that includes the ones behind the closure of the City of Newburgh’s primary water supply and the contamination of private wells in surrounding towns is prevalent in fast-food packaging, according to a new study.…

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TIME: You Asked: Can My Couch Give Me Cancer?

August 24 2016

Cancer is just one of many health concerns linked to the chemical treatments used in furniture. Ask a public health scientist about couches and cancer, and you’re sure to hear about a State of California law enacted back in 1975. That law, called technical bulletin 117, or “TB117”, required furniture manufacturers to treat their products with flame retardant chemicals, mainly to protect against fires started by neglected cigarettes.…

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Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furniture: History and Implications

Speaker: Arlene Blum
Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley; Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Event: The Responsible Management of Waste Foams and Plastics Mixed with Flame Retardants

April 12 – 13, 2016

David Brower Center, Berkeley, California, USA…

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Design and Operation of Landfills

Speaker: Morton Barlaz
Professor and Head of Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University

Event: The Responsible Management of Waste Foams and Plastics Mixed with Flame Retardants

April 12 – 13, 2016

David Brower Center, Berkeley, California, USA…

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U.S. Solid Waste Management Infrastructure

Speaker: Morton Barlaz
Professor and Head of Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University

Event: The Responsible Management of Waste Foams and Plastics Mixed with Flame Retardants

April 12 – 13, 2016

David Brower Center, Berkeley, California, USA…

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