Living On Earth

Plastic Burning Pollution Flies Under the Radar

by Living On Earth | May 5, 2023
DOERING: Just 5 percent of plastic waste is recycled in the U.S. each year. Of the other 95 percent, some winds up as pollution in the ocean, most is buried in landfills and roughly 10% is burned, generating harmful air pollutants like dioxins and ash containing heavy metals. But waste ...

Whistleblowers Say EPA Endangers Public Health

by Living On Earth | September 2, 2022
The scientists who are responsible for figuring out whether new chemicals pose risk to human health or the environment, they are being instructed to delete hazards from these risk assessments to make chemicals appear safer than they are, you know, where it says this is a carcinogen. It&# ...
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