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George Santos Is Expelled From Congress
$10.3B Settlement in
'Forever Chemicals' Cases
Jun 23, 2023 2:40 AM CDT
3M Reaches $10.3B Settlement in 'Forever Chemicals' Cases
Water providers will be compensated for pollution with PFAS
- Chemical manufacturer 3M Co. will pay at least $10.3 billion to settle lawsuits over contamination of many US public drinking water systems with potentially harmful compounds used in firefighting foam and a host of consumer products, the company said Thursday. The deal would compensate water providers for pollution with...
EPA Makes Big Move
on 'Forever Chemicals'
Mar 15, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
EPA Makes Big Move on 'Forever Chemicals'
Agency proposes first federal limits on toxic PFAS chemicals in drinking water
- The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses, including cancer. The plan would limit toxic PFAS chemicals to the lowest level that tests can...
Ex-Phillies Got Brain Cancer
After Playing on Artificial Turf
Mar 7, 2023 1:53 PM CST
Ex-Phillies Got Brain Cancer After Playing on Artificial Turf
'Philadelphia Inquirer' digs into the cluster of rare glioblastoma cases
is out with a jarring story about that city's baseball team: The newspaper reports that six former members of the Philadelphia Phillies died of the rare brain cancer glioblastoma, and one thing they had in common is that they played on artificial turf at the since-demolished...
Study May Turn You Off Fish
Caught in US Lakes, Rivers
Jan 18, 2023 12:49 PM CST
Study May Turn You Off Fish Caught in US Lakes, Rivers
Eating one freshwater fish is like drinking contaminated water for a month, study says
- Scientists seeking to limit human exposure to "forever chemicals"—which don't break down easily in the environment—have found alarming levels of contamination in fish caught in America's lakes and rivers. According to a study published in the journal
eating a single freshwater fish...
Forever Chemicals Invade
Orcas—and Their Fetuses
Jan 15, 2023 6:00 AM CST
Forever Chemicals Invade Orcas—and Their Fetuses
'We need to think about how this could affect our health,' says researcher
- Researchers say they're "shocked and saddened" to have discovered toxic chemicals, including "forever chemicals," in the bodies of killer whales, including endangered southern resident orcas, whose population decline could be a direct result. Scientists from the University of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and BC'...
3M: We'll Stop Making
Dec 20, 2022 11:18 AM CST
3M: We'll Stop Making 'Forever Chemicals'
Industry giant announces a big move on PFAS linked to cancers
- The conglomerate 3M announced a big move Tuesday on what have come to be known as "forever chemicals"—the company will stop making them and plans to be rid of them entirely by the end of 2025, reports CNN . Such chemicals are more formally known as perfluoroalkyl and...
Alligator Study Finds
'Harbingers of Dangers
to Human Health'
Oct 23, 2022 11:10 AM CDT
Alligator Study Finds 'Harbingers of Dangers to Human Health'
High levels of 'forever chemicals' found in Cape Fear River gators
- Alligators in the Cape Fear River have "extremely high levels of PFAS compounds and markers of immune disease in their blood," according to a new study by researchers in North Carolina, per the
The so-called “forever chemicals” appear to have had noticeable health impacts on the...
Provides Hope on
Aug 19, 2022 11:29 AM CDT
Simple Remedy Provides Hope on 'Forever Chemicals'
Researchers describe novel method of breaking down PFAS safely and cheaply
- Scientists know them as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Everyday folk know them as "forever chemicals." However you refer to them, these chemicals, resistant to liquid and heat and used in everyday products from cosmetics to paint to paper to food packaging , are toxic at certain levels...
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