White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency. The documents show that the White House […]

Conn. Conference of Municipalities calls for more funding to eliminate use of PFAS

(WTNH) — The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says they need more help from state and area businesses to help address the environmental concerns of forever chemicals or PFAS. This comes after several recent firefighting foam spills. CCM says the $2 million in borrowing Governor Lamont proposed in his budget is not enough. The funding is […]

Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski Federation, the governing body for international skiing, announced […]

EPA will regulate two toxic chemicals in drinking water

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to regulate two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds in the drinking water amid growing concerns the chemicals found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet pose a health hazard. The agency is targeting a class of chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, […]

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