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4 Oct That yoga mat is a serious health risk. Nearly a third of yoga mats tested by the city?s quality watchdog were found to contain excessive plasticizer ? a substance, typically a solvent, added to a synthetic resin to produce or promote flexibility and to reduce brittleness. Shanghai Daily.

27 Sep Oakey defence base contaminants linked to serious disease, United Nations report says. The Australian Federal Government is under pressure to acknowledge the scale of a defence base contamination issue after a United Nations committee linked the contaminant to serious disease. Australia ABC News.

26 Sep Australia should use toxic firefighting foam research completed by US, lawyer says. The Australian government is wasting time and money by failing to acknowledge US studies into a toxic foam chemical, a U.S. lawyer who led a class action against the makers of the toxin has said. Australia ABC News.

23 Sep N.J. agency wants to reduce levels of cancer-causing chemical in drinking water. A New Jersey agency has proposed adopting what would be the most stringent standard in the nation to control levels of PFOA. Bergen County Record.

20 Sep Another state goes its own way on PFOA. Many states are strengthening regulations on the toxic perfluorinated chemicals that have contaminated drinking water supplies across the nation, but New York health officials said they will continue adhering to federal guidelines. Albany Times Union.

19 Sep VIDEO: Analysis of cancer cluster study provides a different picture of cases. A recent CDC study found "inconclusive" results when analyzing cancer rates in communities affected by PFOA and PFOS drinking water contamination. But did they miss something? Bucks County Courier Times.

19 Sep Expert: PFC levels in water should be 1 part per trillion. The safe levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in drinking water should be 1 part per trillion, according to a researcher who studies the impact of the contaminants on health. Bucks County Courier Times.

16 Sep County legislators seek help for those affected by PFOA crisis. The Rensselaer County Legislature unanimously approved three resolutions at its meeting Wednesday night seeking help for residents impacted by water contamination in the towns of Petersburgh and Hoosick and the village of Hoosick Falls. Troy Record.

15 Sep The Teflon toxin goes to China., The Teflon toxic goes to China. Directly translated from Chinese, the word ?Xiaoqing? means ?clean and clear.? But here in Cuijia, the water is neither. What may be most dangerous in the Xiaoqing River isn?t visible: perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, long used by DuPont in the production of Teflon. The Intercept.

15 Sep New Jersey experts say federal PFOA limit too weak. An Obama administration drinking water guideline for the toxic chemical C8 is five times higher than it should be to protect public health, according to a new recommendation released this week by a team of experts. Charleston Gazette-Mail.

15 Sep Your household dust may be filled with these hazardous chemicals. Ten chemicals suspected or known to harm human health are present in more than 90% of household dust samples, according to a new study. Time Magazine.

14 Sep Tough new limit proposed for a toxic chemical in New Jersey's drinking water. If adopted, the new standard for PFOA would make the state a national leader in regulation of the chemical. Montclair NJ Spotlight.

12 Sep Oakey doctor says serious contamination health effects a 'myth.' A Queensland doctor dealing with the fallout from a defence base contamination issue says claims the contaminant causes serious health effects are a "myth", despite warnings to avoid it. Australia ABC News.

8 Sep EPA pursues Superfund status for Hoosick Falls. The declaration would allow federal resources to be used to help clean up areas in the village contaminated with a man-made chemical that polluted public and private water supplies. Albany Times Union.

2 Sep EPA fires back at Cuomo administration over PFOA crisis. Gina McCarthy, the administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on Thursday fired back at New York's commissioners for health and environmental conservation, who earlier this week accused the federal agency of giving "conflicting guidance" about a toxic chemical that polluted multiple water supplies in eastern Rensselaer County. Albany Times Union.


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