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An industry insider helps call the shots.
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.
North Atlantic winds are so strong, floating wind farms placed there could generate 3 times more renewable energy than those on land, a new study says.
More than 25,000 people fled homes in seven counties as hundreds of firefighters struggled to contain flames that have killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and battered the region’s wine industry.
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.
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.
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.
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.