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Our water filters aren’t removing as many toxins as they should

The water coming into our homes is supposed to be filtered by our local governments prior to reaching us. Unfortunately, toxins like Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) often make it through the filtering process. This leaves the onus on Americans to purchase their own home water filters. According to a…

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Taco Bell to remove toxins from packaging, but not until 2025

Taco Bell is going healthy! Well, they’re not doing something crazy like getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, but they are banning the use of “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates, and BPA from “consumer-facing packaging.” Unfortunately, much to the chagrin of consumer advocates, the ban isn’t set to…

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Danger of PFAS in underwear isn’t rocket science

Conflicting evidence suggests that Thinx menstrual underwear marketed to adults and teens is contaminated with polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Dr. Graham Peaslee, a University of Notre Dame nuclear scientist, was asked to conduct a study on the underwear in question by a reporter for Sierra Club’s magazine. His findings, if accurate,…

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10 National Guard facilities in Oregon contaminated with “forever chemicals”

The Environmental Working Group revealed on September 11th of this year that they’ve found “toxic fluorinated chemicals”, specifically PFAS, in the drinking water of nearly a dozen Oregon National Guard facilities. Despite EWG’s claims, the Environmental Protection Agency believes the PFAS levels are what they consider safe for consumption.

While…

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Now serving PFAS burrito bowls, only at Chipotle

You know your order by heart. Heck, so does the cashier. After all, you’re in Chipotle 3 times a week. Barbacao, white rice, pinto beans, corn salsa, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream. It’s what you always get! According to a new study though, your favorite Chipotle bowl might now come…

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Your favorite foods could be doing more than just adding a few extra pounds

Mid-Atlantic meats, seafood, and even chocolate cake were recently found to contain PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). For those of us seeking a balanced diet and something sweet to finish our meal off with, this is certainly alarming news.  While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated the PFAS…

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EPA seeks to regulate PFAS toxin in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to protect our drinking water, but they did so without going into specifics on the limits that will be put into place. The chemical drawing the ire of the EPA, well it’s one we’ve written about quite a bit lately, PFAS or polyfluoroalkyl…

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Toxin PFAS detected in one popular brand’s dental floss

Looking for a reason, any excuse really, to not floss? Thanks to Oral-B, some of us might have all the incentive we need to skip what many dentists consider the most important part of caring for our teeth.

In tests conducted by both Silent Spring Institute and Public Health Institute,…

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Are Phthalates and PFAS the new bisphenol A?

Bix box stores, manufacturers, and consumers have for the most part moved away from bisphenol A (BPA). Just over a decade ago, BPA could be found in any number of plastics including: plastic bottles, dental sealants, compact discs, and even children’s sippy cups. Unfortunately, about ten years ago the FDA…

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Cancer-linked chemicals found at Cocoa Beach golf course

Florida citizens residing near Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach may have been exposed to toxic chemicals. A new study showed that not only were three test wells in Satellite Beach contaminated by toxins such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), but the same compounds were found in Cocoa…

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