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Here's Why It's So Hard to Know If Your Period Underwear Is PFAS-Free

23 Jan 2023 | verywellhealth

Period underwear brand Thinx settled a class action lawsuit last week regarding the presence of PFAS in their products.

What to Know About PFAS in Period Underwear

23 Jan 2023 | The New York Times

Thinx just settled a lawsuit alleging its products contain harmful chemical compounds, raising further questions about the safety of period products overall.

‘Forever chemical’ PFAS found in organic eggs in Denmark

23 Jan 2023 | The Local

Danske Æg, an industry organisation representing around 90 percent of producers in the country, said in a statement that fish meal would no longer be used as a result of the discovery.

Period underwear and toxins: What to know about the Thinx lawsuit

20 Jan 2023 | The Washington Post

For years, period-absorbing underwear brand Thinx sold itself as an unfussy, nontoxic, organic alternative to traditional menstrual products through playful ads on subways and social media.

Magnets key to removing dangerous PFAS chemicals

20 Jan 2023 | The Age

Queensland researchers have developed a way to quickly and simply remove dangerous PFAS chemicals from water using magnets.

'Concerning' map reveals where fish caught in the US are full of hazardous 'forever chemicals'

19 Jan 2023 | Insider

Eating fish from a local lake or stream could give you a giant dose of hazardous "forever chemicals," equal to nearly a month of drinking highly contaminated water, researchers have calculated.

‘All-natural’ Simply Orange Juice has high toxic PFAS levels, lawsuit alleges

19 Jan 2023 | The Guardian

A new class-action lawsuit in the US alleges Coca-Cola and Simply Orange Juice deceived customers with claims of an all-natural, healthy product when the juice has been found to be contaminated with toxic PFAS at levels ‘hundreds of times’ above federal advisory limits for drinking water.

Why you can’t always trust claims on nontoxic cookware

18 Jan 2023 | WPVI

If you’re in the market for new pans in the new year, there is some important information about the non-stick variety you should know.

Locally caught fish are full of dangerous chemicals called PFAS, study finds

17 Jan 2023 | CNN

Fish caught in the fresh waters of the nation’s streams and rivers and the Great Lakes contain dangerously high levels of PFOS, a known synthetic toxin phased out by the federal government, according to a study of data from the US EPA.

EPA releases PFAS analytic tools

13 Jan 2023 | EnvironmentAnalyst

The data includes information on spills and discharges containing PFAS constituents, facilities historically manufacturing or importing PFAS and federally-owned locations where PFAS is being investigated.

'Forever chemicals' still in use in UK make-up

13 Jan 2023 | BBC

Major beauty brands Urban Decay, Revolution and Inglot are selling make-up in the UK containing "forever chemicals", BBC News has found.

West Virginia lawmakers push to regulate ‘forever’ PFAS chemicals

10 Jan 2023 | Public News Service

West Virginia lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation in 2023 aimed at regulating PFAS chemicals in the state’s drinking-water systems.

Investors pressure top firms to halt production of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

6 Jan 2023 | The Guardian

Investors from some of the world’s largest firms are pressuring chemical companies to end production of toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’, which shareholders say represent an enormous and growing threat to manufacturers’ bottom lines.

Citing poor PFAS cleanup effort, EGLE calls on DNR to reject Camp Grayling expansion

5 Jan 2023 | WoodTV

A new letter clarifies why Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is urging the state’s Department of Natural Resources to reject a National Guard proposal to expand Camp Grayling.

Solvay and Orbia will make the battery binder PVDF in the US

4 Jan 2023 | C&EN

As the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, the chemical companies Solvay and Orbia are forming a joint venture to build an $850 million facility in the southeastern US that will make PVDF, a polymer used as a binder and a coating for separators in lithium-ion batteries.

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