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Appeals court overturns EPA’s ban on plastic containers contaminated with toxic chemicals: ‘This case isn’t over by any stretch’

by The Cool Down | April 15, 2024
In December, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered a Texas-based company to halt a manufacturing process that used toxic chemicals. That ban has been overturned. “The court did not dispute EPA’s underlying decision that this is a danger to human health. What they did was ...

New study finds concerning link between artificial turf and potential health threats to athletes: ‘It just boggles my mind’

by The Cool Down | March 31, 2024
New research shows that athletes who play on artificial turf are more likely to be covered in high levels of toxic chemicals used in the making of the turf. Kyla Bennett, a study co-author with the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told the Guardian: “In 2024, the ...

Report links toxic substance to cancer deaths in at least six baseball players: ‘What happened to exercising caution?’

by The Cool Down | January 8, 2024
An investigation showing a possible link between brain cancer and artificial turf strengthened a key argument among champions for natural grass — that nature does it better. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on examinations into the deaths of six former Philadelphia Phillies, who spent ...
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