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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.

Op-ed: Hazardous Chemicals and Government Silence — a Dangerous Mix

March 26, 2020 | The Hill

Our Senior Scientist Tom Bruton and colleagues discuss our joint petition asking EPA to regulate PFAS-containing wastes.

Clean Cape Fear Joins Petition for EPA to Consider PFAS ‘Hazardous Waste'

January 19, 2020 | Port City Daily

North Carolina community group Clean Cape Fear joined us in petitioning the EPA to classify the PFAS as ‘hazardous waste,’ a move that would allow much stronger enforcement actions against polluters.

Bucks-Montco Group Joins Nationwide Petition to Designate PFAS as Hazardous Waste

January 16, 2020 | WHYY.org

Buxmont Coalition for Safer Water, representing heavily contaminated Pennsylvania counties, joined our petition to the EPA to regulate PFAS-containing wastes.

Advocates Petition EPA to Regulate PFAS as Hazardous Waste

January 7, 2020 | M Live

Our Institute joined community advocates from several states in petitioning the EPA to regulate PFAS as hazardous waste.

Defense Bill Boosts Climate Resilience, Ends PFAS Foam Use

December 10, 2019 | Bloomberg Environment

Our education of House and Senate staff contributed to this sweeping defense bill that mandates phasing out by 2024 firefighting foam containing PFAS.