Freshwater Fish Contain ‘Staggering’ Amount of Toxic PFAS Chemicals, Study Finds

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Environmental Working Group A new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG), scientists find that consumption of just a single serving of freshwater sh per year could be equal to a month of drinking water laced with the “forever chemical” PFOS, or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, at high levels that may be harmful. Researchers calculated that eating one […]

Toxic PFAS Chemicals Found in Ketchup, Mayo, Other Common Foods

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Beyond Pesticides Highly hazardous PFAS, or per- and poly-uoroalkyl substances, are leaching out of plastic containers and contaminating food products, according to research published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters this month. The data con rm the results of prior research focused on the propensity of PFAS to contaminate various pesticide products through storage containers.

Hormone-Hijacking Chemicals in Your Dental Floss?

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Douglas Fischer That nice waxy glide as you floss your teeth? Turns out it could be courtesy of PFAS, the “forever chemicals” that hijacks hormones and is linked to reproductive problems, birth defects, testicular cancer and a host of other diseases. Mamavation, the wellness site, and tested 39 different brands of floss for PFAS […]

3 Reasons Food is Getting More Toxic

Joseph Mercola Toxicity in food comes from several sources. Toxic influences during the plants’ growth phase include phosphate fertilizer (which has a radioactive component), waste sludge and glyphosate. Up to 90% of the phosphorous is lost through the supply chain from mining to final fertilizer, and the losses are poorly documented, making it difficult to […]

How “Forever Chemicals” Might Impair the Immune System

Carolyn Beans How “forever chemicals” might impair the immune system Stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pots were once the epitome of “better living through chemistry,” their space-age properties conferred by molecules known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). But in the early 2000s, researchers began to discover that PFAS were somehow reaching the far- thest corners […]

How Masking Contributes to Long Covid

Carla Peeters A lingering disorder that can last for months or years is affecting an increasing proportion of the workforce. The symptoms that contribute to Long Covid could be a result of pandemic measures and masking in particular. Increased exposure to microplastics, nanoparticles, chemicals in masks and nasopharyngeal tests parallel many of the symptoms that […]

Many Eco-friendly Children’s Products Found to Contain Toxic PFAS Chemicals

Silent Spring Institute A new study shows many children’s products, including those with green certifications, contain harmful PFAS chemicals that were not listed on the label. The findings demonstrate the pervasiveness of PFAS in products and the challenges for consumers trying to avoid toxic chemicals in their everyday lives. Studies have linked PFAS with a […]