Propublica: “Why the U.S. is losing the fight to ban toxic chemicals”

This story was originally published by ProPublica by Nell Bedi, Sharon Lerner, and Kathleen McGrory When ProPublica published stories this fall cataloging new evidence that American chemical workers are being exposed to asbestos, readers reacted with surprise over the most simple fact: Asbestos, the killer mineral whose dangers have been known for over a century, is still legal? Asbestos is only one of many toxic substances that are linked to problems like cancers, genetic mutations and fetal harm and that…

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Washington State Fastest Timeline Banning PFAS by 2025

Environmental Health News New Washington state bill is the “fastest timeline in the nation” for phasing out PFAS The bill aims to remove “forever chemicals” from many consumer products by 2025. Grace van Deelen A new Washington state bill, signed into law last Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee, aims to phase out PFAS in select consumer products by 2025. It’s the “fastest timeline in the nation,” Laurie Valeriano, executive director of advocacy group Toxic-Free Future, told EHN. PFAS, which refers…

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