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Sara Dean and her 2-year-old son, Patrick, at their home in Parchment, Michigan, a few months after it was discovered that Parchment's drinking water was contaminated with high levels of PFAS.

‘Forever chemicals’ linked to cancer and developmental issues lurk in the blood of almost every American. Here’s how to avoid them.

Most humans are exposed to PFAS through food and water, but the chemicals have also been found in clothing and cosmetics.

Vinyl gloves used at certain McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s locations may contain toxic chemicals linked to reproductive issues

Scientists have discovered that phthalates can be transferred from vinyl gloves to our food, but the amount we're actually ingesting is still unknown.
The Usolyekhimprom plant in southeastern Russia.

An abandoned chemical plant in Russia could set off a Chernobyl-style environmental disaster. Take a look inside.

Environmental officials worry that local fires and floods could spread chemicals like mercury and chlorine into the air, soil, and water.
A woman drinks from a water bottle in Portland, Oregon.

‘Forever chemicals’ have been found in bottled water brands sold at Whole Foods and CVS, and it’s part of a larger contamination pro...

Massachusetts officials recommend that pregnant women and bottle-fed infants avoid drinking the bottled water "out of an abundance of caution."
Women nurse their children during a public event to promote the benefits of breastfeeding on August 3, 2018.

Breast milk could carry harmful chemicals like flame retardants and BPA, but breastfeeding is still the healthiest food source for babies

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that breast milk is still the healthiest food source for babies, despite any contaminants it may carry.
A discarded water bottle at the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood an...

The former top scientist at DuPont Industries, a manufacturing company that dumped PFAS into the environment, said the chemicals should be banned.
Breast milk may contain chemicals, but it's still the healthiest food source for infants.

The UK government is raising the alarm about flame retardants in breast milk, but the benefits of breastfeeding still outweigh any risks

US mothers have higher concentrations of flame retardants in breast milk than UK mothers do. But it shouldn't deter anyone from breastfeeding.
A Newark mom holds her daughter while she receives an immunization.

A water crisis outside New York City has surpassed Flint, according to a pediatrician who helped uncover the Flint disaster

Flint pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha is calling attention to the crisis in Newark, where lead levels in water have exceeded the federal limit.
A small study linked parabens to breast cancer, but its methodology was flawed.

6 chemicals in food, makeup, and skin-care products that aren’t as dangerous as you think

There's little reason to be worried about artificial sweeteners or sulfates in shampoo giving you cancer.

Cancer-causing toxins were just found in foundation and sparkly makeup — here are 11 chemicals that could lurk in your lipstick, lotion, and eye powde...

Even if you don't put on makeup every day, you could be exposed to toxic chemicals in soap, shampoo, and lotion.