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“Forever Chemicals” seem to be everywhere...forever

A study published this week in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology Letters shows us that the term “Forever Chemicals” for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is pretty accurate. Though “Forever and Everywhere Chemicals” might be even closer to reality. The recommended name change comes on the heels of…

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Troubling PFAS study leads to introduction of new legislation

A recent study, published in the Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal, found that more than 50 percent of 231 American and Canadian cosmetics tested contained toxic PFAS substances. The release of this alarming study quickly led to the introduction of the “No PFAS in Cosmetics Act”.

The bipartisan bill…

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Toxins are still being found in products sold at the Dollar Store and Dollar Tree

A new study released by the Campaign for Healthier Solutions found that more than half of the products sold at Dollar Store and Dollar Tree contain toxic chemicals. The tests conducted studied the levels of toxins in toys, jewelry, school supplies, and household items. According to the Green Prophet, “54% …

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Forever toxins found in breast milk during study

Researchers from Toxic-Free Future, Indiana University, the University of Washington, and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute recently published their findings on a study that found 100% of breast milk samples tested contained forever toxins PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances).

Forever toxins have been linked to reproductive and immune system disorders,…

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Bill to ban toxic chemicals that failed in 2019 has new life

The PFAS Action Act, originally known as the PFAS Act of 2019, is being reintroduced in the new Democrat controlled Senate. The bill seeks to regulate many manmade forever chemicals, chief among them being Polyfluoroalkyl substances and perfluorooctanoic substances (PFOS and PFAS).

According to its sponsors, the PFAS Action Act…

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McDonald’s to ban use of PFAS in restaurants worldwide by 2025

McDonald’s plans to ban the use of per - and polyfluoroalkyl substances aka PFAS in their more than 38,000 restaurants across the globe by the year 2025. While the move is being applauded by public health advocates, they’re hoping for a more ambitious timeline of a total ban by 2022.…

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New York state bans PFAS chemicals in food packaging

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a ban on the forever chemicals polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The ban goes into effect in the year 2023. New York becomes the 3rd state to ban PFAS, joining Washington state and Maine.

In use since the 1950s, studies have detected Polyfluoroalkyl…

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Investigation finds numerous bottled and carbonated waters contain forever chemicals

Carbonated waters have been all the rage the last few years. Some becoming so popular, such as La Croix & Bubly, that certain flavors have even been difficult to locate in stores. If you attended a (socially distanced) bbq or party this year, there’s a good chance you knocked back…

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Fast food wrappers and packaging contain toxins

A story that keeps coming up, much like the fast food likely referenced in this article (sorry), a large number of fast food wrappers and packaging contain harmful toxins. The toxins are ones that we’ve written about on numerous occasions, that would be PFAS. PFAS comes from the man-made chemicals…

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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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