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Important research & policy updates, and work from our Institute

Antimicrobials in Gyms—Health Help or Harm?

Many gyms ask users to spray or wipe equipment with unnecessary disinfectants. Gyms could save money and provide a healthier environment by switching to soap and water.

A New Approach to Healthy Materials

Anyone who plays a role in choosing products – a retailer, manufacturer, purchaser, product developer, owner, builder, or specifier – can help reduce the use of harmful chemicals. Choosing healthier materials not only protects the environment, your customers and employees, it’s also good for business. It can improve market differentiation, avoid brand liability, and support compliance with government regulations.

Our PFAS Blood Test Results

What we learned from at-home PFAS testing.

Bell Bottoms and California's Outdated Tent Flammability Regulations

Should Your Camping & Children’s Play Tents be Treated with Flame Retardant Chemicals?

Are there “Forever Chemicals” in Your Kitchen Counter?

What are your favorite seasonings for food - salt, pepper, ketchup, parm? How about a sprinkling of PFAS?

Webinar Recap: Purchasing Fire-Safe Healthier Furniture

For furniture that is both healthy and fire safe, effective flammability standards are critical.

The PFAS Data Hub: Thousands of PFAS, Hundreds of Contaminated Sites, One Home for Data

Our Institute's PFAS Data Hub brings to your fingertips a curated list of over 75 reliable databases with information on PFAS in products, contamination sites, government and private sector initiatives, biomonitoring, toxicity and more.

Guidance on New PFAS Reporting Rule for Manufacturers

In the last 10 years, have you manufactured, processed or imported products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)? If so, be aware - the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon require a detailed report.

Can You Avoid PFAS in Makeup?

The Institute's recent study finding potentially harmful per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in more than half of makeup products tested—most of it unlabeled—received widespread media attention. Now makeup lovers across North America are asking us: How can I avoid PFAS in my cosmetics?

Scientists Affirm PFAS Should be Managed as a Class

Support for managing per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) as a class is burgeoning, and producers of these “forever chemicals” are scrambling to mount a defense.

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