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The Harmful Chemical Lurking in Your Children’s Toys

November 23, 2020 | New York Times

This article describes our Executive Director's work to remove Tris from children’s pajamas in the 1970s and our Institute’s current work to stop the use of toxic flame retardants.

Op-ed: PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ are Widespread and Threaten Human Health- Here’s a Strategy for Protecting the Public

October 9, 2020 | The Conversation

Our Senior Science and Policy Associate Carol Kwiatkowski explains why "the happy accident of Teflon’s discovery was, in fact, a train wreck."

Why Dangerous 'Forever Chemicals' Are Still Allowed in America's Drinking Water

September 24, 2020 | Consumer Reports

The federal government still hasn't set limits for PFAS compounds. Here's how to protect yourself.

These Everyday Toxins May Be Hurting Pregnant Women and Their Babies

September 23, 2020 | New York Times

Scientists are worried about how PFAS affect the rapidly developing bodies of children in the womb, and soon after birth.

New Research Confirms Presence of Toxic “Forever Chemicals” in Scores of NC Water Supplies

July 1, 2020 | NC Policy Watch

Water supplies for at least 150 public utilities in North Carolina contained some level of PFAS, underscoring our call to manage PFAS as a class.

Op-ed: Will Congress Finally Address Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals?'

June 30, 2020 | The Hill

Our Executive Director Arlene Blum makes the case that we need to stop moving from one harmful PFAS to the next — as has happened in both North Carolina and New Jersey.

There's Another Benefit to Hand-Washing During Pandemic

June 11, 2020 | U.S. News & World Report

Scientists found that halogenated flame retardants used in plastic TV cases can travel from the TV to indoor air and dust, then to hands, and then to electronic devices such as cellphones.

Replace That Old Carpet to Shield Your Kids From Toxins

April 29, 2020 | U.S. News & World Report

Our study found that families, schools, and daycares can eliminate kids' exposure to PFAS by replacing older carpets.

How to Detox Your Digs

April 28, 2020 | Sierra Magazine

This article identifies a few of the most common toxic chemicals in homes and offers some simple ways to avoid them.

The Race to Design a Rain Jacket That Won't Kill the Planet

April 22, 2020 | Wired

Manufacturers that make goods like furniture, carpets, and cookware have found ways to stop using PFAS, but the outdoor apparel industry has been slower to change.

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