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Important research & policy updates, and work from our Institute

On America Recycles Day, What Goes Around Comes Around, & It Might Be Toxic

Thursday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, when we celebrate the individuals, recycling companies, and governments that are diverting millions of pounds of materials otherwise headed to landfills.

Aerial fire retardants: It’s raining red

A wet winter followed by record heat this summer have contributed to one of California’s worst-ever fire seasons.

The Obesity Epidemic: What’s To Blame?

About one in three adults is obese in the United States.

Horrors of the Deep: Our Toxic Legacy Still Haunts Us

Lulu was found on the rocky shores of Scotland tangled in fishing line.

Thank you Dr. Needleman

With over 80,000 chemicals on the market, we live in an increasingly synthetic chemical world.

A Day in the Life at GSP: Veronica Chin

As Program Associate, Veronica Chin leads GSP’s role in the Foam Furniture Replacement Study.

Forty years later TSCA gets an overhaul

In June, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA reform, hereafter), a revision to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA.

Monitoring chemicals in our environment with wristbands

Whether to show support for a cause or track daily activity, wristbands and tracking bracelets have become a trendy modern accessory.

A Perfect Storm

The phrase “a perfect storm” has gone from wildly popular to wildly unpopular.

Lead in Water Action Kits Now Available

We’ve heard the stories about lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.