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Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Nitrate
The term nitrate refers to a large family of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic compounds. Each year, 12 million tons of nitrogen are applied as commercial fertilizers, and some 150,000 tons of nitrate compounds are released into the environment by industrial facilities. Smaller quantities are used in heat transfer salts, glass and ceramics, fireworks, explosives and blasting agents.
Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects
Triclosan is found in numerous consumer products such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing. Read more »
PFCs: Stain-Resistant and Cancer-Causing?
Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies. Read more »
Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?
PSR's new, updated report on the global impacts of limited nuclear war on agriculture, food supplies, and human nutrition. Read more »