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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the Home

 
EDCs in the home graphicEndocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment, usually manmade, that mimic, block or interfere with hormones in the body’s endocrine system. They’re found in a wide variety of consumer goods including carpets, cookware, household dust, fragranced products, furniture, paints, personal care products, plastics, pesticides, certain pharmaceuticals, and unfiltered drinking water (due to contamination).

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Schools & Coronavirus – A Call for Safer Cleaning Solutions

 
Safer Cleaning in Schools imageAs schools prepare for the start of another year, we encourage parents, teachers, and community officials to keep in mind the important role that environmental factors play in health. In a recent report prepared by Healthy Schools Network and the New Jersey Work Environmental Council, the organizations have assembled a call to action for states and public agencies, asking them to provide guidance for schools on how to successfully prepare for reopening.

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The Dark Waters Movie | Chemicals: All About PFAS

 
PFAS Fact Sheet GraphicDark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, premieres today, November 22! The movie is based on the true story of attorney Rob Bilott who fights one of the largest chemical corporations in the world after learning that they have been illegally dumping toxic waste.

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#ChemicalCallout: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE)

 

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE) graphicWhat Is It?

Polyethylene terephthalate is one of the most common plastics. It’s used in a variety of items from water bottles and product packaging to baby wipes, clothing, bedding and mattresses. You’ll find polyethylene terephthalate written as PET or PETE, or the recycling code #1. On clothing and textile labels, you’ll find it listed as polyester.

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