Rob Bilott discusses toxic chemicals in food packaging and cosmetics and what these chemicals do to humans. PFAS chemicals are found in our blood, water, food, and across the planet. Mark Ruffalo played Rob Bilott in Dark Waters, a movie that tells this story. To learn more and where to watch the important film click here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9071322/ For more info on Rob Bilott and to purchase his book, Exposure, visit: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Exposure/Robert-Bilott/9781501172823 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rfkjr/message
In this newscast: Two bills that would tighten PFAS regulations are stalled in committee, and activists are worried; The cruise industry and Pacific Northwest ports announced that they are working to try and eliminate gas emissions from cruising in the region; Demonstrators gathered on Ketchikan's cruise ship docks on Saturday to show support for abortion rights; The U.S. Coast Guard searched for an overboard cruise ship passenger today
On this episode: The ”Poddin' Next Door" crew opens with LGBT issues, YSL RICO, the GOAT Kendrick Lamar album review, Streaming Loophole, and much much more… Listen on most Digital Streaming Platforms. Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google…… Follow + Subscribe: Instagram - @poddinnextdoor YouTube - Poddin' Next Door
Move over Greta Thunberg, Colorado's got its own wunderkind climate champion. Her name is Madhvi Chittoor. She's 11-years-old, and she lives with her parents in Arvada. But every chance she gets, Chittoor zips across the world speaking out against plastic pollution, leading climate rallies, and meeting with world leaders, like Vice President Kamala Harris. Today, Bree sits down with Chittoor to talk about her life in activism, her budding music career, and her latest legislative achievement, a bill that would ban the sale of PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” across Colorado. Check out this profile of Chittoor from Conrad Swanson at the Denver Post for even more on her inspiring activism: https://www.denverpost.com/2022/04/26/colorado-pfas-madhvi-chittoor-environmental-activist/ For more, here's the full Denver7 report on the PFAS bill that we excerpted in this episode and, per Chittoor's recommendation, CNN's documentary, “Midway, A Plastic Island.” Chittoor's album, “I am… Princess Genius,” is available through her website, and we found it on Spotify here. After the Colorado state legislative session wrapped up last week, Governor Jared Polis has got to get out his signing pen. Peyton's got a breakdown of all the important stuff that hit his desk in today's newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ How was your Denver weekend? Hit us with a pic on Twitter: @citycastdenver Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABOUT Emma Vogeler Emma is my beautiful 23-year-old (single) daughter. She currently lives at home but is planning on moving to the city of Chicago (40 miles away) in July. She works from home as a Marketing Coordinator for a computer software firm. WHAT YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: My interview with Emma - Recap of the HBOMax Docu-series “Not So Pretty” - HBOMax - Breakdown of the four episodes - Our take on the program - What we are doing in our lives to change our products RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED: Apps to scan your products for chemicals: Skin Deep, Detox Me and Clearya. We also found anothers: EWG Healthy Living and Think Dirty Chemicals you DON'T want in your products Talc Fragrance TPHP Dimethyltolylamine - Carcinogen Titanium dioxide - toxic to reproduction Methylene Glycol - known to cause cancer Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) Piethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) Formaldehyde Methylene glycol Quaternium-15 Mercury Isobutylparaben Isopropyiparaben M-Phenylenediamine and its salts 0-Phenylenediamine and its salts The entire class of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) most toxic chemicals Chemicals found in nail polish TPHP Camphor Toluene Ethyl tosylamide Dibutyl Phthalate Formaldehyde Resin Formaldehyde Parabens Xylene Found in packaging: BPA BPF BPAF Recycle symbols 3, 6 and 7 are bad Symbols 2, 4, 5 are better (245 stay alive) Company I'm using for my face products: Toups & Co Support “Safer Beauty Bill” Package Sign the Petition “Crown Act” CONNECT WITH EMMA: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmareneevogeler CONNECT WITH ME: Website: https://www.livinglargeinasmallhouse.com Instagram: @livinglargeinasmallhouse Facebook: @livinglargeinasmallhouse YouTube: @livinglargeinasmallhouse Email: firstname.lastname@example.org There are affiliate links in these notes. I may receive a small commission at no cost to you if you choose to use them. You can find my full disclosure policy HERE --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In our nationally syndicated radio show this week, our guests discuss “forever chemicals” (PFAS) used in a wide range of products. How do they affect our health? What Are PFAS, or Forever Chemicals? Scientists refer to a large class of synthetic chemicals, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as “forever chemicals.” A Dupont chemist created […]
Microbeads were banned in the U.S. in 2015, but tiny bits of plastic known as microplastics, and another manmade family of chemicals called PFAS, are turning up in our environment and in our bodies. The Connecticut Sea Grant identified both materials as contaminants of emerging concern this year. This hour, we hear about the efforts to track the prevalence and impact of PFAS and microplastics in Connecticut. Experts at Connecticut Sea Grant and the State Department of Public Health join us to discuss PFAS; and UConn Professor and Head of UConn's Marine Sciences Department J. Evan Ward touches on microplastics in the Long Island Sound. Plus, Elizabeth Ellenwood is an artist from Pawcatuck whose work draws attention to ocean pollution and microplastics. She was recently awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship and an American Scandinavian Foundation Grant to travel to Norway, where she's working with environmental chemists and marine biologists to produce scientifically-informed photographs focusing on ocean pollution. GUESTS: J. Evan Ward: Professor and Head of Marine Sciences Department, UConn Sylvain De Guise: Director, Connecticut Sea Grant at UConn Avery Point Lori Mathieu: Drinking Water Section Chief, Connecticut Department of Public Health Elizabeth Ellenwood: Artist Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
De så kallade evighetskemikalierna PFAS kopplas till försämrat immunförsvar hos barn och är hormonstörande ämnen. I Danmark har man dragit öronen åt sig efter en giftskandal och drastiskt sänkt gränsvärdet för dessa ämnen. Men svenska myndigheter har dålig koll på PFAS-nivåerna. Nu vill Livsmedelsverket drastiskt sänka gränsvärdet för PFAS-kemikalier, som har använts bland annat för sina vatten- och fettavstötande egenskaper - i allt från kläder och elektronik, till brandskum. Vi har vetat i över 20 år att PFAS-ämnena är giftiga. Varför har det tagit sån tid att göra något åt dem?PFAS-kemikalierna börjar ta plats som en av de stora miljögiftskandalerna i historien, menar experter. I podden hörs: Daniel Värjö, reporter SR Klotet, Ulrika Björkstén, SR:s Vetenskapskommentator, Camilla Widebeck, Vetenskapsredaktionen, Farshid Jalalvand, mikrobiolog och skribent. Poddledare Camilla Widebeck Producent Peter Normark email@example.com
Många svenskar har för mycket av de hälsovådliga PFAS-ämnena i sitt dricksvatten, enligt Livsmedelsverket. Hur ska vi få ner halterna? Höga halter PFAS i dricksvattnet har sedan tidigare konstaterats i närheten av områden där brandskum med PFAS i har använts. Men PFAS finns också i allt från stekpannor till allvädersjackor. Om Livsmedelsverkets förslag till nytt gränsvärde för PFAS i dricksvatten antas av riksdagen kommer mycket rening att behöva komma till vid svenska vattenverk. Men PFAS kan också finnas i marken. Medverkande: Tove Mallin, forskare vid Forskningsinstitutet Rise. Mattias Öberg, docent i toxikologi vid Karolinska institutet. Programledare: Camilla Widebeck firstname.lastname@example.orgProducent: Jonna Westin email@example.com
Naturvårdsverket hittade giftiga PFAS-kemikalier i halländska Kistingebäcken som använts för bevattning. Nu är det slutbevattnat, men hur har livsmedlen påverkats? Klotets granskning avslöjar att svenska myndigheter har dålig koll på PFAS-nivåerna. PFAS har kallats giftiga evighetskemikalier och finns bland annat finns i brandskum och möbeltyger. De är långlivade och kan ge allvarliga hälsoproblem. Till exempel riskerar barn att få försämrat immunsystem.Svenska länsstyrelser svarar i Klotets enkätSkadligt höga halter av ämnena har konstaterats i exempelvis kött i Danmark och Tyskland och i mjölk i USA. I Sverige finns på många platser förhöjda halter såväl i grundvatten som i ytvatten. Vetenskapsradion Klotets granskning visar att svenska myndigheter har dålig koll på ifall livsmedel från lantbruk i förorenade områden har för höga halter.Klotets Daniel Värjö besöker Kistingebäcken söder om Halmstad och träffar lantbrukarna Henrik och Lars Jönsson. De kan inte längre bevattna sina åkrar på grund av PFAS-föroreningen i området.Medverkande: Lantbrukarna Henrik Jönsson och Lars Jönsson i Halmstad, Tomas Sjöstedt, miljö- och hälsoskydds inspektör på bygg- och miljöförvaltningen i Halmstad kommun, Karl Lilja på Naturvårdsverket, miljöskyddsinspektör Åsa Lindström vid Försvarsinspektören för hälsa och miljö, Malin Sahlberg, miljöhandläggare på länsstyrelsen i Halland, Sandra Strandh, statsinspektör Livsmedelsverket.Skriv till oss! firstname.lastname@example.orgReporter: Daniel VärjöProgramledare: Niklas ZachrissonProducent: Anders Wennersten
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine: First up, Mark Dunlea talks with Rob Hayes of Environmental Advocates about the standards for PFAS chemicals necessary to ensure water quality; Then, Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry brings us some voices from the Albany celebration of International Workers Day last Saturday; Later on, Michael Lozman joins us live to talk about the planned Capital District Jewish Holocaust Memorial Museum; After that, Andrea Cunliffe talks with Steve Ridler about the Troy Farmers Market moving outdoors for the season; Finally, kicking off a new weekly initiative in this time slot, to give community groups a chance to drop in to tell us what they're up to, we're joined live by Doug Bullock of the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Today Kristy talks about how the EU is proposing the largest ban on toxic chemicals to date, and Summers discusses why nations should work together to establish ocean reservations to protect our precious coral reefs. If you'd like to lend your voice to the Optimist Daily Update, send an email to: email@example.com. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!
This is your WORT local news for Wednesday, May 4.Protests gather at the state capitol in response to the potential overturning of Roe v Wade,Dane County is suing manufacturers of PFAS-laden firefighting foam,The city works to cut their food waste in half by 2030 with a new composting program,And in the second half: the difficulty of trying to truly silence our computers, drama over Truax Field in 1962, and the most comprehensive weather report on the airwaves.
On May 4, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sits down with Senators Melissa Agard (D-Madison) and Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) – two legislators with known PFAS contaminants in their districts. They share their views on this issue, solutions and where there might be bi-partisan agreement as state policymakers and regulators manage a contaminant that has been showing up in Wisconsin ground and surface waters.
Prior to the meeting of the NYS Drinking Water Quality Council, advocates urged the NYS Department of Health (DOH) to lower proposed drinking water levels for 23 PFAS chemicals, so that whenever these PFAS are detected in drinking water, the public receives a letter in the mail about it. Rob Hayes of Environmental Advocates discusses water quality issues with Mark Dunea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine,
Producers/Hosts: Jim Campbell and Amy Browne This series is made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission Welcome to this edition of Maine: The Way Life Could Be, a series in which we look at challenges and opportunities facing Maine in the lifetimes of people alive today. In previous programs in this series, we looked at some of the possible effects of climate change on the way life could be in Maine in the not too distant future. Today, we look at some forces already at work today – climate change as well as the recent rediscovery of so-called “forever chemicals” in Maine soil and water – and what these forces may mean for people who grow food, both as professional farmers and as backyard gardeners. We asked Sarah Alexander, the Executive Director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and John Jemison Professor of Soil and Water Quality with the Cooperative Extension at the University of Maine what impacts Maine farmers and gardeners might expect to see in their lifetimes from “forever chemicals” and climate change. To learn more about the health risks associated with PFAS chemicals, be sure to check the WERU archives for the Healthy Options show from April 6th entitled: “The serious problems of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’”. Host Rhonda Feiman's guest was Patrick MacRoy, Deputy Director of DEFEND OUR HEALTH, a public health organization based in Portland, that has been working on the issue. There are also good resources for learning more about PFAS chemicals on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension web site and on the website of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. About the hosts: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon's words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station's sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage. Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU's News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021. The post Maine: The Way Life Could Be 5/3/22: “Forever Chemicals”, Climate Change, and Maine Farmers & Gardeners first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.
Managing editor and host Drew Champlin is joined by Pumps & Systems editor Jennifer King and associate editor Evi Arthur as the three discuss the May 2022 issue of Pumps & Systems. Read that issue at digital.pumpsandsystems.com. Some key points for discussion include articles related to infrastructure and PFAS, access to drinking water and more. Hear about other articles in the magazine including ones on instrumentation, controls and monitoring as we welcome back columnist William (Bill) Livoti to the magazine and see what Jim Elsey is up to. Another columnist, Lev Nelik, has a book out. Get the latest on that and hear about Atlas Copco's sustainability initiative. Also, we pay tribute to an author of three recent magazine articles who passed away in February. Subscribe to the Pumps & Systems podcast on all platforms. Email host Drew Champlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode, Kaitlyn Allen talks with Angie Martin, Senior Vice President at Heritage Environmental Services overseeing national emergency response, waste allocation, sustainability, and customer training efforts. Heritage Environmental is in the business of eliminating industrial waste and establishing improvement measures that make the world a cleaner and safer place. Angie is currently the Vice President of the Spill Control Association of America, the President of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, represents Heritage on the Environmental Technology Council, and is a member of the Purdue University Environmental and Ecological Engineering External Advisory Council. Angie has participated in many national scale emergency response efforts, leads Heritage's rapid response team, and frequently speaks on emerging regulatory trends and challenges including sustainability, PFAS, and various RCRA-related topics. Angie comes from a family of engineers; her passion for this work in her DNA. Kaitlyn and Angie have a shared passion for waste. (You don't hear that too often!) Listen as they discuss how emergency response and critical incident risk management are critical ESG issues for many industries, often showing up on enterprise risk assessments. It is important to note that most secondary emergency response is privatized and not handled by government agencies in the US. In addition, Angie explains hazardous waste management—another often critical “E” issue—which by law may require incineration, and how this fact complicates decarbonization for the waste management sector. This episode will cause you to view emergency response from a different vantage point. During an incident, the initial focus is on the immediate impact to our families and businesses. The information shared here allows us to better understand the big picture mechanics of responses, corporations' role in responses, and how environmental protection fits into decision-making. While the work that Angie does is a natural fit for her, she also advocates for STEM education for young women who are at risk of losing interest in science and engineering at a very early age. Resource boosts for this episode are: · Heritage® Environmental Services · Spill Control Association of America · The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance · Environmental Technology Council Subscribe to ESG Decoded where you consume your podcasts and connect via social media to share your feedback and topic suggestions. Enjoy this episode!
So, you need to detox. Whether you want to flush your system of pharmaceuticals or are worried about exposure to PFAS or phthalates, your body is eager to do so. The good news is that your liver and kidneys do a great job of expelling many toxins. Phthalates and parabens will flush out over time as you urinate. Heavy metals may take a little longer. In today's world, we are all in a toxic state due to the many chemicals that we are putting on our skins and in our bodies through food, cleaning supplies, and even the air we breathe. Many environmental toxins are adding to this stress and anxiety by contributing to inflammation and metabolic issues. Infrared saunas can help you sweat out these toxic substances while providing support to your immune system, heart health, and weight loss. Infrared saunas' also assist with anti-aging, and muscle recovery and have been shown to improve sleep. Nicole Carlson has a passion for helping others by educating them on ways to heal, improve and preserve health and wellness. She specializes in holistic, yet scientific-based approaches for anyone of any age looking to level up their well-being. Nicole holds a degree in Psychology & Sociology as well as certifications in Functional Nutrition & Health Coaching. Nicole is the Affiliate marketing manager at Sunlighten. To get more info on Sunlighten, see the link on our website at: https://thegreenlivinggurus.com/product/sunlighten-sauna/ Save $600 at Sunlighten (Special Offer for Green Living with Tee audience): https://www.sunlighten.com/?utm_source=ThereseForton-Barnes_GreenLivingGurus&utm_medium=Partner&leadsource=ThereseForton-Barnes_GreenLivingGurus&utm_campaign=ThereseForton-Barnes_GreenLivingGurus ______________________________ Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: Tee's Organics - Therese's Healthy Products for You and Your Home: https://thegreenlivinggurus.com/shop-tees-organics/ The Green Living Gurus Website: https://thegreenlivinggurus.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenlivinggurus/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7_phs1GZUPzG21Zgjnqtw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenLivingGurus Healthy Living Group on Facebook Tip the podcaster! Support Tee and the endless information that she provides: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheGreenLivingGurus Venmo: @Therese-Forton-Barnes last four digits of her cell are 8868 For further info contact Tee: Email: Tee@TheGreenLivingGurus.com Cell: 716-868-8868
When carbon and fluorine fuse together they create a virtually unbreakable compound. These days, such per- and polyfluoroalkyl (or PFAS) substances are widely used in thousands of products from food packaging to clothing, carpets, and more. And because these chemicals are designed to be unbreakable, “forever chemicals” are adding up in our bodies and in the environment. On today's episode I'm answering a listener's question about the group of chemicals known as PFAS by bringing you an interview with Kevin Loria.... Read More Read More The post Forever Chemicals appeared first on Sustainable Minimalists.
On this episode: The ”Poddin' Next Door" crew opens with the usual banter and slappers for your head tops, Elon D-Riding, Willow writing Tupac, and other topics. Thanks for the support. Listen on most Digital Streaming Platforms. Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google…… Follow + Subscribe: Instagram - @poddinnextdoor YouTube - Poddin' Next Door