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Australia Defence could face three separate class action cases over toxic pollution at air bases.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The Federal Government could face compensation claims after the Department of Defence admitted it was slow to warn people about groundwater contamination from Army air bases.

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The company pledges its products will be free from ingredients tainted with the controversial herbicide after a survey found traces in its European ice-creams.

Homes near Wolverine dump in West Michigan to get whole-house water filters.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Wolverine World Wide has agreed to install drinking water filtration systems on the main line entering some homes polluted by chemicals from the company's decades-old House Street tannery waste dump site in Plainfield Township.

Questions continue over local defence base contamination.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Possible contamination at local naval bases HMAS Albatross,  HMAS Creswell and the Jervis Bay Range Facility are back in the spotlight.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

Plastic found in 80 per cent of mussels from UK beaches.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Plastic rubbish has been found in up to 80 per cent of mussels taken from British beaches. The pollution is a worrying sign of the scale of the amount of plastic rubbish in our seas, scientists said.

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.

Wolverine dump chemicals found in water wells across U.S. 131.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Unsafe levels of hazardous chemicals from a decades-old Wolverine World Wide dump site near Belmont have been confirmed in private residential drinking water wells in an expanded testing area southeast of U.S. 131.

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?

EPA not backing remediation of Coakley landfill.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Despite the presence of PFCs in surface waters near the Superfund cleanup site at extremely high levels, the EPA is not recommending remediation of the chemicals.

How the benzene tree polluted the world.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The organic compounds that enabled industrialization have unintended, long-lasting consequences for the planet’s life.

MEPs vote against exempting some pesticides.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament on October 4 blocked a European Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors.

Reconciling sex-related bias: an alternative method for data analysis.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Boys and girls can respond in different, sex-specific ways to certain environmental exposures. A new method for analyzing study data may help researchers identify these sex-specific responses more accurately.

Industry group urges manufacturers to ignore CPSC flame retardants warning.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The North American Flame Retardant Alliance said a Consumer Product Safety Commission warning urging manufacturers and consumers to avoid household products containing organohalogen flame retardants is 'misguided' and could jeopardize fire safety.

European Parliament rejects endocrine disruptor criteria.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament has vetoed the European Commission's proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in biocides and pesticides, asking it to come up with a new proposal "without delay."

MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
MEPs today blocked a Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals from being identified as endocrine disruptors due to wider criteria.

Trading old hazards for new?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?

What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.

Denmark to clamp down on phthalates with new initiative.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The Danish Chemical Forum, comprising industry, NGOs and the government, has launched a new set of initiatives to ensure consumers "do not bring home" four phthalates that are being phased out in the EU.

Undermining the rule of law at the EPA.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
What good are laws without enforcement? Scott Pruitt wants to stop paying the Justice Department for hazardous waste litigation.