Environment

Should You Be Concerned About PFAS Chemicals?

April 8, 2019

A group of substances known as PFAS chemicals are behind a variety of everyday conveniences that make our lives a little bit easier.

They line pizza boxes and fast-food packaging so grease doesn’t seep through, form the nonstick coating on many pans, make fabrics and carpets stain-resistant, and help outdoor gear and clothing repel water.…

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The Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond 2019

February 15, 2019

This symposium brought together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals used in consumer products and building materials. …

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Protecting America’s Drinking Water from PFAS 2019

March 15, 2019
Millions of Americans’ drinking water contains highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS or PFCs) at levels which may be harming their health. Water supplies in many states are contaminated from sources including military bases, airports, and manufacturing facilities. The cost to address this contamination is estimated at many billions of dollars.
The Green Science Policy Institute invites you to a PFAS 101 briefing to learn about the science behind this growing problem, and how the contamination and cost could be limited in the future. …

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Contaminated Groundwater, a Toxic Legacy of Georgia’s Air Bases

January 3, 2019

For decades, the United States Air Force used a toxic firefighting foam that contaminated water near bases and exposed communities to chemicals linked to cancer and a variety of other health problems.
Commercial airports are currently required to follow standards outlined in military specifications, which call for fluorinated foams to be used.

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For 10 Years, a Chemical Not EPA Approved Was in Their Drinking Water

November 28, 2018

For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They’ve been collecting samples in jars and using bottled or spring water, even though the local and state government assured them it was safe.

But through a Freedom of Information Act request and a one-year investigation, CNN has found new information that may cast doubts on those assurances.…

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