PFAS Contamination Crisis: New Data Show 610 Sites in 43 States – Most in Michigan

Per-and polyfluorinated substances, known as PFAS, are often characterized as "emerging contaminants." However, if you ask the residents living in the communities polluted by decades of unregulated discharges of these chemicals they'll tell you that it's a contamination crisis that has arrived long ago.   PFAS chemicals are a group of chemicals that, because of their nonstick and heat-resistant properties, have been used since the 1940s in a wide variety of industrial and consumer … [Read more...]

You Deserve to Know What’s on the 2019 Dirty Dozen List

The latest updates to the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list revealed new changes in the amount of pesticide residue on supermarket fruits and vegetables. The most surprising news from the USDA tests reveals that the popular health food kale is among the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. More than 92 percent of kale samples had two or more pesticide residues detected, and a single sample could contain up to 18 different residues. The most frequently detected pesticide, found … [Read more...]