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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.
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.
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.
Possible contamination at local naval bases HMAS Albatross, HMAS Creswell and the Jervis Bay Range Facility are back in the spotlight.
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.
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.
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.
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.
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?
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.
The organic compounds that enabled industrialization have unintended, long-lasting consequences for the planet’s life.
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.
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.
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.
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 today blocked a Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals from being identified as endocrine disruptors due to wider criteria.
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?
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.
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.
What good are laws without enforcement? Scott Pruitt wants to stop paying the Justice Department for hazardous waste litigation.