PFAS chemicals have been detected in high concentrations in a variety of cosmetic products and may cause harm to human health. Continue reading The Ugly Truth about Beauty Products
A 2016 study is resurfacing to remind us to clean our living spaces more often as we head into the colder, indoor seasons. Dust is more pernicious than it may seem. Continue reading Tracing the Origins and Components of a Universal Household Nuisance: Dust
The impact areas of harmful “forever” chemicals continue to grow as scientist discover that environmental factors are helping to spread pollution. Continue reading The Reach of “Forever” Chemicals: Transport by Air, Water, and Soil
by Cory Gerlach figures by Tito Adhikary There are currently more than 85,000 chemicals in the US that make up the products in our daily lives and few, besides medications and pesticides, have been assessed thoroughly for safety. In fact, the federal government has had relatively little oversight over most chemicals in commerce (Figure 1). As a result, nearly all of the chemicals in our cosmetics, … Continue reading New Toxic Substances Control Act: An End to the Wild West for Chemical Safety?