POPs in the news

09/08/2023 -

Gary Flook served in the Air Force for 37 years, as a firefighter at the now-closed Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois and the former Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana, where he regularly trained with aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF — a frothy white fire retardant that is highly effective but now known to be toxic. More:

PFAS Exposure PFAS and Cancer Among Military Personnel and Firefighters PFAS Lawsuit Settlement

Pioneering Study Links Testicular Cancer Among Military Personnel to ‘Forever Chemicals’

Gary Flook served in the Air Force for 37 years, as a firefighter at the now-closed Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois and the former Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana, where he regularly trained with aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF — a frothy white fire retardant that is highly effective but now known to be toxic. More:

PFAS Exposure PFAS and Cancer Among Military Personnel and Firefighters PFAS Lawsuit Settlement
08/08/2023 -

Are kids’ backpacks treated with PFAS “forever chemicals” like other water-resistant fabrics such as raincoats? Several Mamavation community members reached out to us asking about what brands of backpacks were the safest for their young children. More:

PFAS Health Effects PFAS Health Effects: Endocrine System, Metabolism and Fertility PFAS Health Effects: Pregnancy and Children PFAS in Personal Care Products PFAS in Underwear and Related Products PFAS in Cookware and Alternatives PFAS in Kitchen Appliances and Alternatives

Kid's Backpacks & Avoiding PFAS "Forever Chemicals"— Buying Guide

Are kids’ backpacks treated with PFAS “forever chemicals” like other water-resistant fabrics such as raincoats? Several Mamavation community members reached out to us asking about what brands of backpacks were the safest for their young children. More:

PFAS Health Effects PFAS Health Effects: Endocrine System, Metabolism and Fertility PFAS Health Effects: Pregnancy and Children PFAS in Personal Care Products PFAS in Underwear and Related Products PFAS in Cookware and Alternatives PFAS in Kitchen Appliances and Alternatives
08/08/2023 -

Concentrations of some potentially harmful chemical compounds in dust collected from air filtration systems on the International Space Station (ISS) exceed those found in floor dust from many American homes, a new study reveals. More:


Chemical contamination on International Space Station is out of this world

Concentrations of some potentially harmful chemical compounds in dust collected from air filtration systems on the International Space Station (ISS) exceed those found in floor dust from many American homes, a new study reveals. More:

04/08/2023 -

Most people have heard of BPA — but researchers say its chemical cousin, BADGE, is leaving scores of workers, artisans and individuals at risk. More:

Bisphenol A Diglycidyl Ether (BADGE) BADGE: Occupational Exposure and Risks

BPA's evil cousin

Most people have heard of BPA — but researchers say its chemical cousin, BADGE, is leaving scores of workers, artisans and individuals at risk. More:

Bisphenol A Diglycidyl Ether (BADGE) BADGE: Occupational Exposure and Risks
27/07/2023 -

Mercury poisoning among members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario, Canada, is contributing to high rates of attempted suicide among Indigenous youth. That’s according to a new study out of the University of Quebec in Montreal published this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. More:

The Mercury Problem Exposure and Human Health Impact Socioeconomic Impacts

Mercury pollution is worsening a mental health crisis in this Indigenous community

Mercury poisoning among members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario, Canada, is contributing to high rates of attempted suicide among Indigenous youth. That’s according to a new study out of the University of Quebec in Montreal published this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. More:

The Mercury Problem Exposure and Human Health Impact Socioeconomic Impacts
26/07/2023 -

The endocrine system is made up of glands throughout the body, along with the hormones that these glands produce and receptors that respond to the hormones. Endocrine glands include the pituitary, thymus, pancreas and adrenals. Hormones act like messengers, traveling through the body to deliver instructions that control biological processes ranging from growth and development to sleep, digestion and childbirth. More:

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) EDCs Human Health Effects EDCs added to Plastics EDCs: Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) EDCs: Pesticides EDCs: DDT, Dioxins and PCBs

What are endocrine-disrupting chemicals?

The endocrine system is made up of glands throughout the body, along with the hormones that these glands produce and receptors that respond to the hormones. Endocrine glands include the pituitary, thymus, pancreas and adrenals. Hormones act like messengers, traveling through the body to deliver instructions that control biological processes ranging from growth and development to sleep, digestion and childbirth. More:

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) EDCs Human Health Effects EDCs added to Plastics EDCs: Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) EDCs: Pesticides EDCs: DDT, Dioxins and PCBs
20/07/2023 -

Researchers have documented the insects making their homes in higher places that are typically too cool for them, from the tropical highlands of South America to the mountainous but populous regions of eastern Africa. A recent Georgetown University study found them moving upward in sub-Saharan Africa at the rate of 21 feet per year. More:

Malaria Environmental Change and Malaria Migration of Vectors and Malaria DDT Alternatives - Vaccination

Mosquitos are moving to higher elevations — and so is malaria

Researchers have documented the insects making their homes in higher places that are typically too cool for them, from the tropical highlands of South America to the mountainous but populous regions of eastern Africa. A recent Georgetown University study found them moving upward in sub-Saharan Africa at the rate of 21 feet per year. More:

Malaria Environmental Change and Malaria Migration of Vectors and Malaria DDT Alternatives - Vaccination
20/07/2023 -

The answer to cleaning up contaminated industrial sites in Europe could lie in the microbes that are already there. More:

Management of Contaminated Sites Contaminated Soil Bioremediation

In battle against soil pollution, new ally emerges

19/07/2023 -

The pesticide companies Bayer and Syngenta have been excoriated in a European parliament hearing after failing to disclose studies on the brain toxicity of their products. More:


‘Outrageous’: MEPs condemn pesticide companies for withholding toxicity data

The pesticide companies Bayer and Syngenta have been excoriated in a European parliament hearing after failing to disclose studies on the brain toxicity of their products. More:

19/07/2023 -

California researchers have found new evidence that several chemicals used in plastic production and a wide array of other industrial applications are commonly present in the blood of pregnant women, creating increased health risks for mothers and their babies. More:

Exposure and Environmental Risks Water Pollution and Settlements PFOS Phase Out

Researchers find evidence of ‘forever chemicals’ in blood of pregnant women

California researchers have found new evidence that several chemicals used in plastic production and a wide array of other industrial applications are commonly present in the blood of pregnant women, creating increased health risks for mothers and their babies. More:

Exposure and Environmental Risks Water Pollution and Settlements PFOS Phase Out
17/07/2023 -

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill requiring manufacturers to report their use of a class of toxic chemicals and phase them out by 2030 is now the law in Maine. The law that took effect Thursday was one of several legislative proposals to address contamination by so-called PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which have long been used in a variety of consumer products. More:


Maine requires so-called PFAS to be phased out by 2030

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill requiring manufacturers to report their use of a class of toxic chemicals and phase them out by 2030 is now the law in Maine. The law that took effect Thursday was one of several legislative proposals to address contamination by so-called PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which have long been used in a variety of consumer products. More:

14/07/2023 -

OAKDALE, Minn. — The last time Amara Strande testified in front of Minnesota lawmakers, her voice was shaky, a side effect of the tumor pressing on her throat and the cancer that had spread through her lungs. More:

PFAS Water and Soil Contamination PFAS Human Health and Environmental Impact PFAS Socio-Economic Impact PFAS Regulation Lawsuits, Settlements and PFAS Phase out

She died fighting ‘forever chemicals.’ They still linger in her town

OAKDALE, Minn. — The last time Amara Strande testified in front of Minnesota lawmakers, her voice was shaky, a side effect of the tumor pressing on her throat and the cancer that had spread through her lungs. More:

PFAS Water and Soil Contamination PFAS Human Health and Environmental Impact PFAS Socio-Economic Impact PFAS Regulation Lawsuits, Settlements and PFAS Phase out
13/07/2023 -

A University of Sydney led study published today in Nature has revealed the chemical odyssey pesticides embark upon after their initial agricultural application, with environmental consequences for a range of ecosystems. More:


Global analysis shows how pesticides leach into the environment

A University of Sydney led study published in Nature has revealed the chemical odyssey pesticides embark upon after their initial agricultural application, with environmental consequences for a range of ecosystems. More:

12/07/2023 -

Wrappers from eight brands of butter have detectable levels of total fluorine, an indicator of the group of chemicals known as PFAS, according to a new report from Mamavation. Partnering with EHN.org, the environmental wellness blog and community had 32 wrappers from 22 brands tested by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified lab and found levels of total fluorine ranging from 11 parts per million to 112 ppm in 16 of the wrappers. More:

Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) PFAS in Food PFAS in Food Packaging PFAS in Consumer Products PFAS in Personal Care

Are you spreading PFAS on your morning toast?

Wrappers from eight brands of butter have detectable levels of total fluorine, an indicator of the group of chemicals known as PFAS, according to a new report from Mamavation. Partnering with EHN.org, the environmental wellness blog and community had 32 wrappers from 22 brands tested by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified lab and found levels of total fluorine ranging from 11 parts per million to 112 ppm in 16 of the wrappers. More:

Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) PFAS in Food PFAS in Food Packaging PFAS in Consumer Products PFAS in Personal Care
10/07/2023 -

A recent study by Healthy Building Network finds 50% of paints tested contain PFAS. Chief Research Officer Teresa McGrath shares the risks and how to avoid these dangerous chemicals in paint. More:

Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) PFAS in Paint PFAS in Food, Cosmetics and Clothing

Opinion: Why PFAS have no place in everyday products, including paint

A recent study by Healthy Building Network finds 50% of paints tested contain PFAS. Chief Research Officer Teresa McGrath shares the risks and how to avoid these dangerous chemicals in paint. More:

Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) PFAS in Paint PFAS in Food, Cosmetics and Clothing
07/07/2023 -

According to a new federal study, 45 percent of the United States’s tap water supply could contain at least one form of PFAS, a class of “forever chemicals” that’s been tied to negative health outcomes. More:

PFAS in Drinking Water PFAS Decontamination - Water Filters PFAS Regulation

What to do if you’re worried about “forever chemicals” in your drinking water

07/07/2023 -

At least 45% of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. More:

PFAS Drinking Water Contamination PFAS Exposure: Human Health and Environmental Risks

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ taint nearly half of U.S. tap water, study estimates

At least 45% of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. More:

PFAS Drinking Water Contamination PFAS Exposure: Human Health and Environmental Risks
06/07/2023 -

Canada recently took its first bold step to regulate the production and use of a large group of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a family of environmentally persistent and toxic chemical compounds. More:

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) PFAS Characteristics PFAS Uses Human Exposure and Health Effects

Canada Will Start Regulating ‘Forever Chemicals.’ What to Know

Canada recently took its first bold step to regulate the production and use of a large group of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a family of environmentally persistent and toxic chemical compounds. More:

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) PFAS Characteristics PFAS Uses Human Exposure and Health Effects
05/07/2023 -

In Pierre-Bénite, just south of Lyon, a plant belonging to French chemical giant Arkema has become the focus of accusations. For decades, tonnes of PFAs, or so-called forever chemicals, have been released into the environment. More:


Forever chemicals: French company poisoned environment near Lyon for decades, locals claim

In Pierre-Bénite, just south of Lyon, a plant belonging to French chemical giant Arkema has become the focus of accusations. For decades, tonnes of PFAs, or so-called forever chemicals, have been released into the environment. More:

04/07/2023 -

Pets living near a PFAS manufacturing plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina have concerning levels of the toxic chemicals in their blood, and show evidence of health effects linked to exposure, new research finds. More:


High levels of toxic chemicals in pets living near US manufacturing plant

Pets living near a PFAS manufacturing plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina have concerning levels of the toxic chemicals in their blood, and show evidence of health effects linked to exposure, new research finds. More:

Page 7 of 76First   Previous   2  3  4  5  6  [7]  8  9  10  11  Next   Last   

DISCLAIMERS

This publication may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information and content providers, and in particular extracts from electronic journals, newspapers and magazines or from other materials (hereinafter the “materials”), about the Stockholm Convention (SC) on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS). Please note that the views expressed in these materials are the views of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the views nor carry the endorsement of the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention (SSC), of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) or of the United Nations (UN). Therefore, SSC, UNEP or the UN shall not be responsible for the accuracy or reliability, or completeness of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, or by any other person or entity, in the contents of these materials. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information, shall also be at the User's own risk. Neither SSC/UNEP/the UN, nor their respective affiliates, agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom. SSC/UNEP/the UN shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly or indirectly, through the use of, or reliance on, the contents of these materials. 

The designations employed and the presentation of the materials in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of SSC, UNEP or the UN, concerning the geo-political situations or the legal status of any country, territory, or city or area or their authorities, or concerning the delimitation of their frontiers or boundaries. 

Mention of the names of companies and of commercial products does not imply their endorsement by the UN, UNEP, and by the BRS Conventions’ Secretariats.

For more information please consult the Terms of Use of the Stockholm Convention website.