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Important research & policy updates, and work from our Institute

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.

“Remove the Handle” – Calling on the CPSC to Turn Off the Toxic Pump

Kim Harley, PhD, is an environmental epidemiologist at the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health, University of California, Berkeley.

Backfire: Unintended Consequences of Flame Retardants

Combustion scientist, Donald Lucas, started his career doing research at temperatures near absolute zero (−430°F) before working in combustion, where temperatures can exceed 4,500°F.

The Nature of the Beast

Miriam Diamond is a professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto, and holds a PhD.