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Flame Retardants: Is California's Victory the End of This Story?
Babies born in the U.S. have in their bodies the highest average concentrations of flame retardant chemicals of any infants in the world. How did this come to be? For decades, manufacturers have treated furniture cushions and upholstery with toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a lone state, California.
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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 »
Webinar: Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Standards for Existing Power Plants
On this PSR webinar, Jonathan Levy, ScD, of Boston University School of Public Health, shared details of the study he recently coauthored that quantifies the significant health impacts that will accrue from implementing the EPA's Clean Power Plan and projects these benefits by state. Read more »