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The market legend who predicted the past 2 bubbles says people are turning a blind eye to toxic chemicals — and warns they’re underestimating the investment risk

The health risks of some of the products chemical companies sell will become an investment issue for those companies themselves, Jeremy Grantham says. Grantham gained fame in the investment community for predicting both the tech and housing bubbles. He predicts today’s toxic chemicals will be banned in the coming years, […]
The market legend who predicted the past 2 bubbles says people are turning a blind eye to toxic chemicals — and warns they’re underestimating the investment risk
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Scientists found a new way to get ‘forever chemicals’ linked to cancer out of our water. They’re in the bloodstreams of 99% of Americans.

Researchers at Clarkson University are working with the US Air Force to remove a group of “forever chemicals” from water. The chemicals, known as PFAS, have been associated with cancer, liver damage, and developmental issues. They’re found in food packaging, cookware, outdoor gear, and firefighting foam. The researchers found a […]
Scientists found a new way to get ‘forever chemicals’ linked to cancer out of our water. They’re in the bloodstreams of 99% of Americans.
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Residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island believe nuclear contamination has made them sick for years. The site is getting 8,000 new homes.

Current and former residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island have attributed some health issues they and others experienced – including chronic coughs and cancer – to radiation exposure. The island is a former Naval site that once hosted nuclear-training exercises. But there no scientific evidence to prove a link between […]
Residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island believe nuclear contamination has made them sick for years. The site is getting 8,000 new homes.
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Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.

Hormones from birth-control pills can travel through showers, toilets, and washing machines to local wastewater facilities. In his book, “Troubled Water,” activist Seth Siegel writes that birth-control pills add more than 10 million doses of synthetic estrogen to US wastewater every day. From there, the hormones could get discharged into […]
Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.
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An environmental group found arsenic and chromium in tap water in all 50 US states. Here’s how to check what’s in your taps.

A newly updated database from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) documents nearly 280 contaminants lurking in US drinking water. Two of the most prevalent and concerning chemicals, arsenic and hexavalent chromium, were found in drinking water in all 50 states. Both chemicals are known carcinogens commonly found in California […]
An environmental group found arsenic and chromium in tap water in all 50 US states. Here’s how to check what’s in your taps.
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Vinyl gloves used at certain McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s locations may contain toxic chemicals linked to reproductive issues

An environmental coalition recently discovered chemicals called phthalates in vinyl gloves used at certain McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s locations. Phthalates are part of the plasticizer family, which help to make plastic durable and flexible. The chemicals have been linked to reproductive and developmental issues. Scientists have discovered that phthalates […]
Vinyl gloves used at certain McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s locations may contain toxic chemicals linked to reproductive issues
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Breast milk could carry harmful chemicals like flame retardants and BPA, but breastfeeding is still the healthiest food source for babies

For decades, scientists have seen trace amounts of chemicals such as flame retardants and heavy metals in breast milk. These findings are particularly concerning since the chemicals can be transferred to infants, who haven’t built up immunity to environmental hazards. The overwhelming scientific consensus is that breast milk is still […]
Breast milk could carry harmful chemicals like flame retardants and BPA, but breastfeeding is still the healthiest food source for babies
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A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood and don’t leave’

The chemical class known as PFAS became popular in the US around the 1940s when manufacturing companies realised they resist heat, grease, stains, and water. Today, PFAS are considered toxic and have been linked to cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, and developmental issues. At a congressional hearing on July 24, […]
A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood and don’t leave’
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The UK government is raising the alarm about flame retardants in breast milk, but the benefits of breastfeeding still outweigh any risks

The UK Parliament’s environmental audit committee recently warned about the presence of flame retardants in furniture, among other household products. In a statement, committee chair Mary Creagh said UK mothers had “some of the world’s highest concentrations of flame retardants” in their breast milk. But there’s little evidence to substantiate […]
The UK government is raising the alarm about flame retardants in breast milk, but the benefits of breastfeeding still outweigh any risks