Johns Hopkins: Toxic Chemicals in Biosolid Fertilizers

Researchers analyzing biosolid samples in a lab.

A recent study by Johns Hopkins University reveals the presence of hazardous chemicals in biosolid fertilizers, highlighting 92 compounds that might pose health risks. This research underscores the necessity for comprehensive risk assessments and improved regulations to safeguard public health. Biosolid Fertilizers and Potential Risks Fertilizers produced from the residual sludge of wastewater treatment processes, … Read more

PFAS Poisoned Milk and Food

Woman holding glass of milk holding her nose. Text says "PFAS IN MILK"

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightened regulations on forever chemicals, also known as PFAS in drinking water in April. With this action, the health hazards that these chemicals pose to about 100 million Americans will be reduced. There are no federal rules addressing PFAS in food, which has caused serious worries among scientists and people … Read more

Contamination: PFAS and U.S. Drinking Water

Global map showing the concentration of PFAS in different regions, with notable hotspots in parts of North America, Europe, and Australia.

Recent research highlights an unsettling variable in water safety across the U.S.: the presence of PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl substances, known for their persistence in the environment and human body. A study detailed in Nature Geoscience by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) reveals that these chemicals, often dubbed “forever chemicals,” appear in significant, and … Read more

The Persistent PFAS Menace in Virginia’s Waters

Industrial water filtration tanks overlaid on a Virginia state map, symbolizing the fight against PFAS contamination in local water supplies.

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pose an enduring threat to Virginia’s drinking water, a situation brought to the forefront by a plane crash over two decades ago. This incident at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia‚Äôs Eastern Shore highlighted the indestructible nature of PFAS and set off a chain of events that continue to impact … Read more