“Forever chemicals” are everywhere: Here are the 6 products most likely to be in your home

When a person hears the term “forever chemicals,” it is unlikely that their immediate reaction is, “Yum! I want that inside my body!” Yet these so-called forever chemicals — technically known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as well as chemicals like bisphenols— are absolutely everywhere. It is a statistical certainty that a person reading this article has forever chemicals in their bloodstream, and perhaps in other tissues....

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We’re dumping less plastic in the ocean than previously thought. It’s still a dangerous amount

The good news is that, according to recent research in the journal Nature Geoscience, we’re dumping less plastic into the ocean than previously estimated. The bad news is that it’s still a dangerously high amount that will have dramatic negative effects for the environment if not mitigated.

From an ecological standpoint, the new study is equivalent to a doctor telling a patient with high cholesterol: Your cholesterol is still dangerously high, but perhaps not as bad as we previously thought....

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