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Dioxins and Furans: Toxic Chemicals Explained

Dioxins and Furans: Toxic Chemicals Explained

The list of unintended consequences from industrial activity is long and complex. An important member of this list is the release of chemical byproducts into the environment. Read below to...

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Health Effects of PFAS

The Health Effects of PFAS

PFAS (also known as "forever chemicals") are creating a modern-day “public health crisis”, and we are still discovering the full extent of their health effects. Read on for a summary...

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Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water

What Are VOCs and Are They in Your Drinking Water?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are everywhere. From industry, agriculture, transportation, and everyday household products–once VOCs contaminate drinking water, they can be hard to remove. Learn what VOCs are, how to detect them, the health risks, and...

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What Chemicals Are Subject to TSCA?

What Chemicals Are Subject to TSCA?

Toxic Substances Control Act requires the EPA to keep a list of all chemicals made or processed in the US. To date, there are over 86,000 chemicals in this inventory....

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Water Problems in Urban Areas

Water Problems in Urban Areas

By 2030, it's estimated that ~60% of the world’s population will live in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. It's time to consider how urbanization will affect the quality...

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Personal Care Products: Everyday Pollutants on Your Body

Personal Care Products: Everyday Pollutants on Your Body

When was the last time you used soap, shampoo, or body lotion? Unless you're reading ingredient labels like a hawk–we're here to tell you that chemicals from these products end...

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Contaminant Candidate List: Unregulated Tap Water Risks

Contaminant Candidate List: Unregulated Tap Water Risks

Despite the EPA's tireless effort to identify chemicals that may pose health risks, keeping up with the industry production of chemicals and their release into the environment is a never-ending...

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