A new peer-reviewed study published today in Environmental Pollution reveals that unregulated toxic chemicals are building up in people. Led by scientists from Toxic-Free Future, Emory University, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, testing of breast milk found unregulated toxic flame retardants for the first time, while banned substances were found to be decreasing over time. These chemicals are used in plastics, especially the plastic enclosures of televisions.
A new investigation released today by Toxic-Free Future titled PVC Poison Plastic uncovers the corporations responsible for creating the largest vinyl chloride pollution in the United States and the far-reaching toxic impacts of making polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC). Following the recent Ohio train derailment where vinyl chloride and PVC plastic burned, this new report reveals that vinyl chloride pollution is widespread across the country.
A new report from the Ecology Center’s Healthy Stuff Lab shows almost 80% of paper receipts from large retailers in the United States contain bisphenol S (BPS).
River Valley Organizing and more than 100 groups from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and across the country sent a joint letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with expert recommendations on how to test for dioxins in communities impacted by the Norfolk Southern train derailment disaster.
REI members are demanding that outdoor retailer REI set a clear timeline to eliminate toxic PFAS as part of a year-long national campaign led by Toxic-Free Future’s Mind the Store program, Safer States, and partners.
For Immediate Release: More than 100 environmental health-focused groups from across the country sent a letter urging Congress to ban PFAS in food packaging by passing the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act —which is currently included as a Senate amendment in FDA user fee legislation and under negotiation by the House and Senate.
PFAS “forever chemicals” that can cause cancer and immune system harm found in rain jackets, hiking pants, mattress pads, comforters, napkins, and tablecloths Group calls for Washington State legislature to step up action on PFAS SEATTLE, WA—A new study released today by Seattle-based nonprofit Toxic-Free Future finds toxic chemicals in most products labeled stain- or […]
PFAS “forever chemicals” that can cause cancer and immune system harm found in rain jackets, hiking pants, mattress pads, comforters, napkins, and tablecloths
A new study finding toxic chemicals in 100% of breast milk samples tested was published in Environmental Science & Technology. Scientists from Toxic-Free Future, Indiana University, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute led the research, which shows that toxic PFAS—including new generation compounds currently in use—build up in people. Despite chemical industry assurances that current-use PFAS do not build up in people, the study finds detections of these chemicals in breast milk to be on the rise globally and doubling every four years.