When plastic waste in developing countries is incinerated, local food sources, such as eggs can become polluted with toxins.
Greenwashing At Its Worst — From EPA And The Plastics Industry!
Chemical industry lobbyists are promoting plastics incineration under a deceptive name, “Advanced Recycling” even though nothing gets recycled. Instead, the trash that enters a so-called “advanced recycling” facility is burned, creating harmful air pollution and toxic ash.
Letter to EPA About “Chemical Recycling,” July 14, 2022
Date: July 14, 2022 To: The Honorable Michael S. Regan Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Regan, Thank you for all that you are doing at the EPA to center the needs and concerns …
Ask Mom Detective: Are Dishwasher Pods OK for the Environment?
Mom Detective answers a question from a member in California: “I like to use those dishwasher pods in the disposable clear packs, but I want to make sure they break down in the environment. Do they?”
Small Progress—But Not Enough—On Reining in Petrochemical Pollution
Moms Clean Air Force commends the Justice Department and EPA for pursuing this enforcement action, which will reduce the dangerously high levels of benzene and other hazardous air pollutants around some petrochemical facilities.
Petrochemical Pollution and Our Health
Plastics are everywhere, and the industry that makes them is booming. The ubiquity of plastics and other petrochemicals comes at a steep cost to our health, especially for those living near production and processing facilities. Learn more about petrochemicals and our health, and how you can take action in our new fact sheet, “Petrochemical Pollution and Our Health.”
“Forever Chemicals” Threaten Women Young and Old
EPA recently found that even minuscule levels of exposure over a person’s lifetime can compromise a woman’s immune and cardiovascular systems. And PFAS exposure in the womb can have adverse health effects to mother and baby.
and Our Health
Plastics are everywhere, and the industry that makes them is booming. The ubiquity of plastics and other petrochemicals comes at a steep cost to our health, especially for those living near production and processing facilities.
Tell EPA: Protect Our Communities From Plastics Incineration Pollution
Over the last few years, plastics industry lobbyists have been promoting a decades-old incineration method as a new way to solve the plastic pollution crisis. They are calling the process “advanced recycling,” even though nothing gets recycled. Instead, the trash that enters …
ASK MOM DETECTIVE: Can Plastics Be Detected in Sweat?
MOM DETECTIVE answers two questions from a member in Michigan: “Is it possible to have microplastics in your sweat?” and “Can a person consume too many microplastics?”
Artificial Grass Isn’t Always Greener: Toxic Chemicals in Synthetic Turf
New research casts doubts about the health safety of synthetic turf.
Exposure to BPA In the Womb May Increase Asthma Risk for Girls
Exposure in the womb to BPA, a toxic chemical frequently found in food cans, reusable bottles, toys, and cash register receipts, may increase the risk of asthma in school-age girls.