CNN: Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

July 1 2016

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It was long believed that you could acquire “better living through chemistry.” But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can…

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CBS Local: Fire-Suppressing Foam’s Toxic Chemicals Detected In California Groundwater

May 17 2016

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When disaster strikes on a runway, fire suppressing foam can be a lifesaver. For decades, however, there was a hidden danger in the foam itself. The chemical agents in that foam are called fluorinated chemicals.…

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KPFA Terra Verde Radio: A Sticky Issue: The Toxic Truth About Teflon Pans and Other Nonstick and Waterproof Products

29 April 2016

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Ever wondered if that chemical coating on your nonstick pan was safe for your health? Tune in on Friday, April 29 to learn more about the toxic chemicals present in the nonstick and waterproof products we use everyday. Dr. Arlene Blum of the Green Policy Institute and Melanie Benesh, legislative attorney with the Environmental Working Group…

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KALW Your Call Radio: Toxic chemicals lurking in your home

6 April 2016

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From flame retardant furniture to cleaning supplies, our homes harbor countless chemicals. Due to gaps in US regulations, the health and environmental risks of thousands of chemicals remain unknown. What are the risks associated with common household products? How can we reduce toxins in our homes and the environment?…

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