In The News
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."
September 24, 2020 | Consumer Reports
The federal government still hasn't set limits for PFAS compounds. Here's how to protect yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.