September 2018: Goodbye to the BPA Alphabet Soup

Great to be back in sunny Berkeley following a smoky vacation in the Pacific northwest. After that, Tom Bruton, who leads our work on highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS), and I held a successful half-day meeting on the Science and Policy of Organohalogens in Ottawa, Canada and a “Lunch and Learn about PFAS” on the Hill in Washington DC.…

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Lead in Water Action Kits Now Available

We’ve heard the stories about lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan. The situation is appalling, infuriating, heartbreaking. But, as NY Times columnist Nick Kristof writes in Are You a Toxic Waste Disposal Site?,“many parts of America have even higher rates of child lead poisoning than Flint.” And lead is only one of the industrial chemicals found in drinking water. …

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