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.
But there can be a hidden danger in recycling. For example, millions of pounds of toxic flame retardants are added to furniture foam, plastic TV cases and other electronics. Recycled plastic containing flame retardants can end up in unlikely and undesirable places. Flame retardants have been found in lunch boxes, children’s toys, and even soup ladles. What’s worse, they can move from the ladle into the broth, making “toxic chemical soup” less of a metaphor and more of a frightening reality.…

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When Do We Need PFAS? The Chemical Class Approach Towards a Healthier Environment

Arlene Blum spoke about the Class Concept and reducing harm from highly fluorinated chemicals in the context of groundwater remediation and firefighting foam.

Event: 2018 Emerging Contaminants Summit
March 6-7, 2018
The Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020.…

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