Summer is almost here, which means millions of Americans are busily planting their gardens for the season. With that typically comes lots of fertilizer, many brands of which contain toxic sewer sludge, also known as “biosludge,” disguised as plant “food.” The Sierra Club recently conducted a study on garden fertilizer and found that much of it … Continue reading Is your garden “fertilizer” made from toxic sewage sludge?
On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new action items that would put the agency one step closer to regulating “forever chemicals” in drinking water. The toxic chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have contaminated drinking water in the U.S. over the past few decades. More than two years ago, a former EPA administrator … Continue reading EPA pledges to regulate PFAS in drinking water
People looking to buy their favorite foods at grocery stores could also be getting “worrisome” chemicals on the side, according to food-test results released by the Food and Drug Administration. In the report, the regulators discovered that grocery store meats and seafood, and off-the-shelf chocolate cake contained substantial levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Nearly half … Continue reading FDA finds cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” in common grocery foods