The Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act will cut single-use packaging in half, as well as to remove toxic chemicals such as PFAS, benzene, toluene, phthalates, bisphenols, and heavy metals from plastic packaging.
PVC “Worst of the Worst” Plastic Pipes Threaten Health
A new report from Beyond Plastics on the perils of PVC pipes warns against their use for drinking water. The timing is critical; The Biden administration and Congress have provided $15 billion to municipalities that need to replace their lead service lines, old pipes that deliver drinking water to homes, schools, and businesses.
Black Women for Wellness Tackle the Environmental Injustice of Beauty
Many of the beauty products marketed to women of color contain high levels of toxic chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm. This interview with Dr. Astrid Williams, a public health expert and the Environmental Justice Manager for Black Women for Wellness discusses the threats Black women face from the beauty industry and what women can do about it.
Ask Mom Detective: Are Polyester and Polypropylene Rugs a Safe Choice for My Family?
Are polyester and polypropylene rugs a safe choice for families? Our Mom Detective weighs in on indoor air pollution, microplastics, and alternatives.
Our Landmark Chemical Law Is Under Attack … Again
House Republicans’ energy package will amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and put our health and the environment at risk by streamlining the approval of substances that might be required to meet important energy needs in the future.
FDA Proposed Limiting Lead in Baby Food. Is It Enough?
“Lead is in almost every baby food we’ve tested, and the action levels that FDA has set will influence almost none of that food.”
Can’t Replace Your Gas Stove? Read This.
No need to panic about replacing your gas stove. There are things we can all do to protect ourselves from gas stove pollution—without the expense.
Help Protect Families From Gas Stove Pollution
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has the authority to regulate from gas stove pollution by implementing commonsense standards for these appliances.
For Kids, Gas Stoves Cause as Much Asthma as Secondhand Smoke
According to a new study that scientists call “eye popping” – exposure to toxic emissions from gas stoves is giving kids asthma.
The Real Story on Microplastics
In response to a New York Times article, our Mom Detective writes why she was disappointed in the biased reporting about microplastics.
New York Times Got it Wrong. Microplastics Are Bad.
In response to a New York Times article about microplastics, our Senior Policy Analyst on Petrochemicals tells why plastics industry disinformation report is dangerous.
“We’ve Been Bamboozled by the Plastics Industry!”
“A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies” webinar delivered a scathing indictment of how plastics manufacturers have created an “absurd death spiral” that is loading the environment with so much plastic that it’s even in the air we breathe.