Our latest investigation reveals that a U.S. chemical manufacturing facility released a potent climate pollutant equivalent to one billion pounds of carbon dioxide in one year. Daikin America facilities in Alabama are a major source of toxic PFAS pollution and releases of ozone-depleting chemicals that contribute to health problems and climate change.
Hidden Danger: Lead in Puget Sound Homes (2019)
Our study of 34 Puget Sound homes assess key sources of children’ exposure to lead in the home environment, finding lead in the dust, soil, and drinking water in and around homes.
Something’s in the Air (2015)
We recruited 10 prominent Washington residents—elected officials, members of the media, a firefighter, a social services leader, and environmental experts—and asked them to collect a personal air sample to measure the flame retardants in the air they breathe. The results of this testing show us we can’t avoid exposure to dangerous flame retardants: we take them in through life’s most basic act, breathing.
Homes to Waters (2014)
This peer-reviewed first of its kind study uncovered how flame retardants used in products in homes accumulate on clothing, contaminate laundry wastewater, and pass through wastewater treatment plants to pollute rivers and other waters.
Puget Sound Down the Drain (2009)
This study demonstrates for the first time that house dust contaminated with chemicals from everyday consumer products is hitchhiking on our clothes and heading down the drain to Puget Sound via washing machine rinse water and sewage treatment plants.