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EPA: ‘Forever Chemicals’ Pose Risk Even at Very Low Levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected. The …

Mushrooms Being Tested For Cleaning Up Contaminated Soil

MADISON, Wis. (AP)–In the garage of a vacant farmhouse at the Marathon County landfill, mushrooms are growing in contaminated soil. The soil was the site of an oil spill in the Fox Valley. Plants won’t grow on it. It’s not …

Neb. Supreme Court Finds Meth Residue a ‘Contaminant’ Excluded by Policy

The cost of cleaning up residue left behind by tenants who used or manufactured methamphetamine in a rental home was excluded from coverage by the landlord’s insurer because the policy excluded damages caused by contaminants or pollutants, the Nebraska Supreme …

J&J Says New Tests Find no Asbestos in Same Baby Powder Bottle that Sparked Recall

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. …

California Wildfires Left Toxic Threats Behind

PARADISE, Calif. — As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: Little is known about toxic chemicals released when a whole town burns and the …