AL.com: Substitute chemicals for cancer-linked PFCs may also be harmful, researchers warn

February 22, 2017

A pair of long-lasting, man-made chemicals called PFOA and PFOS have generated controversy and lawsuits in recent years, worldwide and in Alabama, but a new peer-reviewed paper warns there are more than 3,000 replacement chemicals with similar chemical makeup used to make consumer products whose toxicology and potential health impacts are unknown…

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MedPage Today: Overlooked PFASs: A ‘Major Concern for Society’

February 22, 2017

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), considered to be endocrine-disrupting chemicals, need better regulation because of vast market presence and persistence in the environment, researchers reported.…

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Tackling Toxics: The “Six Classes” Approach Towards Healthier Products, People, & Planet

Speaker: Arlene Blum
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry, UC Berkeley; Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute

Event: The Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond

February 10, 2017

University of California, Berkeley, California, USA…

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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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