Colorado Springs Business Journal: Study: Local water contaminated

January 14 2016

Recent studies in Fountain, Security and Widefield show that the water there is contaminated with industrial chemicals that could cause a public health hazard.

Known as perfluoroalkyls, or PFAs, research suggests the chemicals are potent carcinogens and endocrine disrupters at levels far below the Environmental Protection Agency’s provisional exposure limits for drinking water.…

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Civil Eats: The FDA Just Banned These Chemicals in Food. Are They the Tip of the Iceberg?

January 6 2016

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will withdraw its approval for three chemicals used to make grease, stain, and water repelling food packaging and consider banning seven food additives used in both “artificial” and “natural” flavors. While the news may have gotten lost during the first post-holiday weekday, it’s worth noting. And it raises much larger questions about one of the agencies with the most control over the safety of what we eat. Here’s what you need to know.…

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New York Times Magazine: The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

January 6 2016

Just months before Rob Bilott made partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, he received a call on his direct line from a cattle farmer. The farmer, Wilbur Tennant of Parkersburg, W.Va., said that his cows were dying left and right. He believed that the DuPont chemical company, which until recently operated a site in Parkersburg that is more than 35 times the size of the Pentagon, was responsible. Tennant had tried to seek help locally, he said, but DuPont just about owned the entire town. …

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Regulatory Efforts in Denmark for PFASs in Food Contact Materials

Speaker: Xenia Trier
Research Chemist, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Event: Science & Policy of Highly Fluorinated Chemicals

July 12, 2015

Table Mountain Inn
Golden, Colorado, USA…

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CNN: Where are dangerous toxins lurking in your home?

10 July 2015

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It’s what allows the skier to slice through snow, and his suit stays dry: chemicals that repel water and oil, coating many microwave popcorn bags, fast food wrappers, pizza boxes, the carpet your babies crawl on. Unseen chemicals so widely used for the past 50 years—you touch them repeatedly every day.…

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