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Keeping Drinking Water Safe: New Guidelines for PFAS in Canada

What are PFAS? Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, represent a large group of synthetic chemicals that have been in use since the 1950s in industry and consumer products as water, stain,…
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Regrettable Replacements: The Case of Chemical Flame Retardants

In the 1970s, fire regulations began requiring the addition of chemical flame retardants (CFRs) to a variety of consumer products. Now, we find these compounds in products as diverse as cell phones,…
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Weighing the complex public health and community impacts of artificial turf

Why are people so concerned about artificial turf? Since 2015, when soccer coach Amy Griffin went public with her concerns about seemingly elevated cancer rates among young soccer players, parents…
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