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US firms exploiting Trump-era loophole over toxic ‘forever chemicals’

by The Guardian | October 12, 2022
Chemical companies are dodging a federal law designed to track how many PFAS “forever chemicals” their plants are discharging into the environment by exploiting a loophole created in the Trump administration’s final months, a new analysis of federal records has found. Read the PEER ...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ detected in commonly used insecticides in US, study finds

by The Guardian | October 7, 2022
PFAS, also known as forever chemicals, can be taken up by crops. Such high levels in pesticides creates a health risk if spread on fields where food is grown, public health advocates say. “We know PFOS is a carcinogen, we know it’s a deadly chemical and there’s no safe level in ...

Boston bans artificial turf in parks due to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

by The Guardian | September 30, 2022
Artificial turf is made with several layers including plastic grass blades, plastic backing that holds the blades in place and infill that weighs down the turf and helps blades stand upright. Until recently, infill was always made with recycled rubber tires called crumb rubber. However, ...

Polluters could pay billions in fines for PFAS cleanup under new Biden plan

by The Guardian | August 26, 2022
Though most environmental groups applauded the move, the EPA’s actions “are too little and too late,” said Timothy Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a former EPA attorney. The hazardous waste designation addresses only two ...

Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show

by The Guardian | July 6, 2022
The analysis checked water samples from PFAS hot spots around the country with two types of tests: an EPA-developed method that detects 30 types of the approximately 9,000 PFAS compounds, and another that checks for a marker of all PFAS. The Guardian found that seven of the nine samples ...
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